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Norman Leo Larson

April 22, 1924 June 2, 2014
Norman Leo Larson
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Obituary for Norman Leo Larson

Worthington, MN

      Norman Leo Larson, age 90, was born on April 22, 1924, in Bigelow Township, Nobles County, MN. He was the son of Ed and Viola (Larson) Larson. Norman attended school and then farmed for a time before entering the United States Army, where he served from April 1946 to October 1947 doing reconstruction in Japan after World War II. Norman married Adeline Mae Iverson on November 9, 1947, in Alexandria, MN. They farmed in Bigelow Township until retiring from farming in 1975. After his farming career, Norman worked for the National Farmers Organization, he worked with Congressman Rick Nolan, and owned a couple small businesses before finishing his work life as co-manager with his wife of Okabena Towers. In 2013, they moved into Ecumen Meadows in Worthington. Norman was very active in the community and always wanted to do his part. He was involved in the First Lutheran Church, DFL, NFO, Elks Lodge, Kiwanis, 4-H, and school board. He enjoyed fishing, golf, going to casinos, playing cards and Bingo, traveling, and square dancing. Norman died on Monday, June 2, 2014, at his residence in Worthington, MN.

      Norman is survived by his wife, Adeline Larson of Worthington, MN; two sons, Lyle (Michelle) Larson of Boise, ID, and Phil Larson of Greeley, CO; two daughters, Elaine Larson (Wally Stukel) of Alexandria, MN, and Miriam (John) Brondello of Lafayette, CA; 10 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; two brothers, Roger (Marjorie) Larson of Worthington, MN, and Marvin (Darlene) Larson of Alexandria, MN; one sister, Marilyn (Bill) Peterson of Phoenix, AZ, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Russell and Buryl, and one nephew, Keith Larson.

      Memorial services will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., at the First Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Richard Ricker officiating. Private family burial, with military rites, will be held prior to the service in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Macular Degeneration Research or First Lutheran Church in Worthington.

Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.


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