June Larson
June Larson

June E. Larson, 95, of Mabel, died on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel. 

She was born on June 14, 1922, in Minnehaha Township in Humbolt, S.D., to Darwin and Lily (Michaelson) Danner.

She attended schools in Wisconsin and Minnesota, graduating from the Mabel High School in 1941.

On June 14, 1941, she married Leonard Larson in Mabel.

They farmed in Newburg Township in Fillmore County until retiring in 1979 when they moved into Mabel. In retirement they spent summers at Lake Osakis near Alexandria.

She was an active member of the Mabel United Methodist Church and enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening, camping, spending time with family and volunteering.

She is survived by her two daughters, Laure (Larry) Gifford of Mabel and Joyce (Kevin) Every of Preston; seven grandchildren, Susan Gifford, John (Robyn) Gifford, Amy (Alan) Baltzer, Angela (Jeff) Preuss, Nathan (Stacy) Every, Lindsi (Jarid) Engle and Joshua (Kristen Semb) Larson; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Judy (Gary) Emery of Mabel and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; a son, Alan; a brother, Earl and two infant brothers.

Funeral services for her were held on Sunday, Feb. 11, at the Mabel United Methodist Church in Mabel with the Rev. Sharon Goetzinger officiating. Burial followed in the Mabel Public Cemetery.

The Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel is assisting with arrangements.