Obituary for Fern E. Larson

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Fern Elizabeth Larson left this world into the arms of Jesus on March 16, 2018. She was born to Howard & Stella Mettler on May 13, 1924. She graduated from Trinity International University in 1946. She worked for Evangelical Free Church, then at an orphanage in Holdridge Nebraska. She was married to Arthur Larson in La Crosse, WI on October 18, 1947 and he preceded her in death on March 18, 2011.
Her two sons David and Randy were born while living in La Crosse from 1947 to 1954. She and her family then moved to Bettendorf Iowa where they resided till 1990. They moved to Sparta Wisconsin in 1990, and resided there till 2015. She then went to live with her son’s family in West Salem till her passing.
She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mom, grandma, and great grandma. Her and her husband assisted their son, Pastor Randy Larson in ministry while he served in Moline IL. and Sparta WI. They were always ready to help with the grandkids or any other need that arose. Her love was quilting, making dresses, cooking, baking, traveling, camping, but most of all her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Fern is survived by her son Randy (Jeannine) Larson, grandchildren Mary (Nick) Whittenhall of St. Paul MN, Micarah (Tony) Mutsune of Decorah Iowa, David Larson West Salem WI, Mark (Sarah) Larson of Rockwell City, IA, Brielle Larson, Lynae Larson, Carmel Larson, and Caroline Larson all of West Salem, WI and four great grandchildren, Noah and Eli Whittenhall, Judah Mutsune, and Enoch Larson.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a son, David.
A private burial will be held in Mormon Coulee Memorial Park.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Bethany Evangelical Free Church, 3936 Co Road B, La Crosse.
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