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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Elizabeth Larson

  • Elizabeth Larson, age 80, of Sleepy Eye, died on March 22, 2014, at the Oklahoma Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla.
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  • Elizabeth Larson, age 80, of Sleepy Eye, died on March 22, 2014, at the Oklahoma Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, from 4 to 8 p.m. and will continue on Thursday from 7:3 until 9:30 a.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye Chapel. There will be a Parish Prayer Service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. Service will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. The clergy will be Msgr. Eugene Lozinski. Interment will be at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy Eye. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
    Elizabeth Claire was born on January 12, 1934 in New Ulm, the daughter of Martin and Claire (Tauer) Mohr. Elizabeth grew up on a farm slightly south of New Ulm. She was the youngest of 10 siblings. After graduation from New Ulm Cathedral High School in 1952 she was ready to head off to college in Mankato and Minneapolis. After receiving her degrees in Elementary Education and Licensed Practical Nursing she practiced nursing at the University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus Hospital, followed by two years of teaching fifth grade in Madelia. She left Madelia to fly for Northwest Airlines, living in Seattle for two years and flying the Seattle, Honolulu, Tokyo and Hong Kong route. Elizabeth then returned to Minnesota to get married and settled in Sleepy Eye. She married James Larson on December 31, 1960 at New Ulm Cathedral. She returned to teaching, commuting daily to Fairfax teaching fifth grade, fourth grade and best of all Kindergarten and special education for the remainder of her 36 years of service in the Fairfax School district. Elizabeth retired in 1994 and spent her retirement years in Sleepy Eye and traveling south with Jim and Eric for the winter months to San Antonio, Texas and Oklahoma City, Okla. Elizabeth enjoyed, playing piano and violin, reading, discovering and recording family history, furniture refinishing, travel, canning fruits and vegetables, boating, picking strawberries and making strawberry jelly every summer, speaking and teaching the German language and stained glass work.
    Survivors include her husband, James of Sleepy Eye; sons, Jeff of Oklahoma City and Eric of Sleepy Eye; siblings, Vernon, Clarence, Hilarious, Allen, Aurelia Guggisburg and Irene Schwartz.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Landis, Marlow, and Sister Agnita OSF.
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