Services for Sharon Larson
Sharon Larson of Thief River Falls, MN passed away on Friday, April 17, 2020 surrounded by her loving family at the Thief River Care Center.
Memorial service will be held at Our Saviours Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, MN with Reverend Alex Amiot when it is safe to gather together under the direction of Johnson Funeral Service, Thief River Falls, MN.
Sharon Lee Walhaug was born September 17, 1946 daughter of Clarence and Martha (Lee) Walhaug at Thief River Falls, MN. She was raised on the family farm near Oklee, MN, she was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church where she was baptized and confirmed. As a child Sharon and her brother Eddie were survivors of the Polio Epidemic and were given the first in a series of the Salk vaccine. She attended Oklee High School graduating in 1964. Sharon worked at Northwestern Hospital for a year.
In 1965 she moved to Minneapolis where she lived for 8 ½ years, working at P&H Supply and Munningswear. Sharon moved back to the family farm following her father’s death. She worked at Arctic Cat in the Sewing Department and helped on the family farm.
She met Warren Larson July of 1973, they eloped to Sisseton SD and were united in marriage December 12, 1974. Then they reaffirmed their vows at Salem Lutheran Church in Oklee on December 14, 1974. To this union 2 children were born Brandi and Trevor along with Warren’s daughter Kimberly. The couple made their home in Thief River Falls, MN and Sharon was a child care provider and also the friendly Avon Lady in the area.
Sharon started working for Somody Supply in 1980 as a traveling sales representative until 1994. She worked for Brown and Wilson Tobacco for 5 years, she also worked for Green Leaf Assisted Living for 11 years until her retirement. Sharon enjoyed visiting with the residents making many friends. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren and sisters. She was active in 4-H as a youth and adult leader for many years with her friend Linda. She was a member of Our Saviours Lutheran Church serving on the building committee, WMF and various other church activities. She enjoyed gardening and always had a huge garden, spending time at the lake with family and friends. Sharon was very proud of her Finnish Heritage.
Sharon is survived by her children Brandi Larson of Thief River Falls, MN, Trevor (Kristi Grochow) Larson of Argyle, MN and Kimberly Larson of Thief River Falls, MN; grandchildren Brady Larson, Landon Jarshaw, Levi Sovde, Kasey, Dustin (Kari), Kaylynn Grochow; great-grandchildren Zoey and Sawyer Sulze; siblings Wayne Walhaug of Oklee, MN, Carol (Richard) Clark of Thief River Falls, MN; sister-in-law Bev (Bill) Ooley of Darwin, MN; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Sharon is preceded in death by her parents, husband Warren, brother Eddie Mattison, sister Shirley (Gary) Rux, great nephew Gannon Hejlik, sister-in-law Carole Knapp, and numerous family members.
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