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Olive Larson

February 4, 1916 — December 10, 2017

Olive was born at rural Parshall, North Dakota, on February 4, 1916, to Carl and Jenny (Anderson) Carlson. She graduated from Parshall High School in 1933 and from the 2- year teaching course at the Minot State Teachers College in 1935. Olive taught school for three years in North Dakota.

Olive married Norman Larson of Wendell, Minnesota, in 1938. The couple farmed for many years in North Ottawa Township. Olive played the organ and piano for many years at the EUB Church in Norcross. In 1971 Olive and Norman moved to Elbow Lake; she was active in the Grace Evangelical Free Church, playing organ, teaching Sunday School and Release Time, and participating in the Women’s Missionary Society.  Olive also was a past member of the North Ottawa Homemakers Club, Hospital Auxiliary and volunteered at the Senior Citizen Nutrition Center.

Olive moved to Mill Street Residence in Fergus Falls in 1999, and to the Broen Home, Fergus Falls, in April 2014; she entered Hospice Care on October 4, 2017.

Olive passed away on December 10, 2017, at the Broen Home, Fergus falls, at the age of 101 years.

Olive was preceded in death by her husband Norman in February 1990; brother Carl E. Carlson; and sisters Agnes Redington and Irene Johnson.

She is survived by her daughters Virginia (Jim) Borowski of Fergus Falls, and Carol (Gary) Hanson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; sons Bruce (Barb) Larson of Wendell, and Douglas (Kathy) Larson of Fargo, North Dakota;  and many  grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial Service: 1:00 PM, on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Light & Life Auditorium, Broen Home, Fergus Falls, with visitation one hour prior to the service.

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