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Harriet Larson, 74

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Harriet Arlene Larson, 74, died Saturday, November 30, 2013.

Harriet was born March 1, 1939 in Minneapolis, the daughter of William and Clarenza (Foslien) Olson.

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As a young girl, Harriet loved to ride horses. She graduated from Alexandria High School.

On May 28, 1960, Harriet was united in marriage to Lyle Larson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Holmes City. After their marriage the couple lived in LaGrand Township and a few years later moved a couple miles back to Harriets family farm where they raised their five children.

Harriet and Lyle worked together on the farm in the early years. She also worked at Fingerhut, at Douglas County Hospital and Knute Nelson in housekeeping and had several other jobs throughout the years.

Harriet was very involved in her church doing quilting for the missions, in the choir and Bible study, helping with fund raising or wherever she was needed. She looked forward in the fall to league bowling, enjoyed driving, doing cross stitch and going to auctions.

She is survived by her five children, Charles (Jennifer Barrick) of Holmes City, Randy of Holmes City, Donald of Holmes City, Carrie Larson of Alexandria, Sandra Toso of Holmes City; five grandchildren, Erika Hoerner, Jarek Toso, Nicholas, Kyrstin Barrick, Vinny Sposito; great-grandson, Lachlan; and sister, Arlene Gillies of Wisconsin.

She was preceded in death by her husband; brother, Curt; and sister, Frances.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, December 7 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Holmes City. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.

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