Services for Arlyss Larson

Arlyss Larson, 103, of Bemidji, MN died Friday, March 8, 2019 at Cedar Cottage, Bemidji.
Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 29, 2019 at First Lutheran Church with Pastor Linnea Papke-Larson officiating. Family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Bemidji. Arlyss’s great-grandchildren will be her urn bearers. Arrangements were entrusted to the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bemidji. 
Arlyss was born on September 6, 1915 to Martin and Julia (Brenna) Quern in Gonvick, MN.  She attended Gonvick High School where she played on the girl’s basketball team for 3 years. Arlyss married Russell Larson on April 27, 1937 and they were married for over 75 years, until Russell’s death in 2012.  They lived in Gonvick, Clearbrook, Gully, Mcintosh, and moved to Bemidji in 1955.  Arlyss worked as a telephone operator, in the creamery, and as a homemaker.  She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Bemidji for 64 years. Arlyss had a quick wit and loved to laugh.  She enjoyed sewing club and playing cards, and mostly enjoyed the company of her family.  While not an “outdoors person,” she happily went fishing and camping with Russell, and they took many trips to most parts of the United States and Canada.  She will be deeply missed by all who loved her. 
Arlyss was preceded in death by her husband, Russell; her parents; and siblings Earl, Corinne, Lois, Rodney and Richard.  
She is survived by her daughters, Gail Magnuson of Staples, MN and Sharon Michael of Hagerstown, MD; her grandchildren, Dan (Mary) Magnuson of Northfield, MN and Kathy (George) Brancato of Sycamore, IL; and great-grandchildren Aaron (Anna Kain) Brancato, Brett Brancato, Jack Magnuson and Maggie Magnuson.
Memorials to First Lutheran Church preferred in lieu of flowers.

Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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