John Larson obituary

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Tuesday, February 17, 1948
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(John O. Larson)

John O Larson was born in Grue Solar, Norway March 20, 1858, the son of Mr and Mrs Ole Larson, having attained age of 89 yrs, 10 mo and 28 days. He died on the 17th day of February 1948 at the home of his daughter and son in law, Mr and Mrs Peter Nelson where he lived for 20 years.

He was baptized in infancy in Grue Solar Norway and in the year 1867 at the age of 9 he came to America with his uncle and aunt. Mr and Mrs Arne Larson and made his home with them during his boyhood days. He was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St Ansgar by Rev Johan Olson.

On December 2, 1880 he was united in marriage to Martha Hanson at St. Ansgar, by the same pastor who confirmed him. To this union were born 8 children: Preceding him in death are his wife and three children, Ole, Emma and Hattie.

Those left to mourn his departure are his children; Mrs Peter Nelson, Alfred and Lewis Larson of this community; George Larson of Osage and Mrs Newton Bigelow of Austin; 20 grandchildren 17 great grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs John Hanson of Plymouth, Ia.

If I could see beyond today,
As God can see,
If all the clouds should roll away,
The shadows flee,
O'er present griefs we would not
Each sorrow we would soon forget,
For many joys are waiting yet
For you and me, beyond.
Blessed be the memory of this
your father and dear one in Jesus


We gratefully acknowledged our appreciation and thank our friends for the many expressions of sympathy and kindness shown us during the illness and after the death of our father. We are especially thankful to those who sang at the funeral, to Rev. Torvik for his comforting words, and to those who contributed memorial offerings to Missions, and for Flowers.
The Children of John O. Larson