Charlotte Larson, 98, relative of Lanesboro resident
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 4:13 AM
Charlotte E. Larson, 98, of rural Rushford died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel.
Charlotte was born Oct. 28, 1915, in Norway Township, Fillmore County to John and Hilda (Smestad) Dragvold.
She attended the Maland School and then graduated from Rushford High School in 1934. She attended Luther College for a year and graduated from Winona State College in 1938.
She taught in Southfork, Flattum, Grubtown and Choice country schools.
On June 28, 1941, she married Lester Larson at the Highland Prairie Lutheran Church. They made their home south of Choice where they farmed. Her husband died in 1991. She resided there until 2012 when she became a resident at Green Lea Manor.
She was a member of the Highland Prairie Lutheran Church, was active in 4-H and Farm Bureau. She enjoyed attending the ladies groups at church, quilting and the Neighborhood Hobby Club.
She is survived by a son, David (Sue) of Rushford; a daughter, Karen (Steven) Nordsiden of Le Sueur, Minn.; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Grant Gallicho) Larson and Andrew (Bridget Love); a sister, Verna Kadrie of Edina and sister-in-law, Mavis Dragvold of Lanesboro.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester; and five brothers and sisters, Josie Knutson, Gladys Peterson, Hildegard Ryan, Herbert Dragvold and James Dragvold.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 27, at the Highland Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Peterson with the Rev. Dan Watland officiating. Burial followed in the Highland Prairie Lutheran Cemetery.
The Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel is assisting the family with arrangements.