Marlys Larson, 88, of Spring Valley

Marlys Larson

Marlys Beverly Larson, 88, died peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, after suffering a stroke on Thursday, Oct. 25.

She was born on Oct. 29, 1929, in Mower County, the sixth child of Theodore and Dena (Gilbertson) Iverson.

She was valedictorian of her high school graduating class of 1948.

In 1958 she began her employment as the bookkeeper for the Farmers Cooperative Elevator in Ostrander.

On Sept 10, 1961, she married Donald Larson and they made their home in Spring Valley until his death in 1974.

She stayed in Spring Valley where she enjoyed fishing, playing cards and socializing with her friends. She continued to work at the Ostrander Elevator and in the 1991 “Celebrate a Century of Living” booklet, created to commemorate Ostrander’s 100 year history, she was recognized as one of three individuals who stood out as providing exceptional dedication and service to the Co-op.

She retired in 1989 but continued to be very active as a volunteer at the Spring Valley Community Center, preparing and serving meals. She volunteered and served there for many, many years, only recently stopping due to health problems.

She had recently moved into an assisted living apartment in Spring Valley, as she was recovering from serious health issues from over the past year. She loved her new place, especially because she could keep her cat, Charlie, with her.

She is survived by her nieces, Edda (Ronnie) Willert, Debbie (Curt) Long and Sherri (Benny) Judice; great-nieces and nephews, Cathy, Kristi, Jackie, Dani, Dawn, Scott, Curtis, Ashlee, Tara, Tasha and Brian and numerous great-great-nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald (Tony) Larson; brothers, Raymond, Leverne and Henry; sisters, Doris and Violet Iverson and niece, Donna Tindal.

At her request there will be no funeral, but family, friends, and others whose lives she touched are invited to a graveside service at Bloomfield Cemetery in Ostrander at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Hindt Funeral in Spring Valley is handling the arrangements.

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