Helen Larson

April 9, 1927-Feb. 27, 2013

MARSHALL – Services for Helen Larson, 85, of Marshall, formerly of Dawson, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church in Dawson. Burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery at Boyd. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at Grace Lutheran Church in Dawson and for one hour before the services on Saturday. Hanson & Dahl Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

She died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall.

Helen Gertrude Larson was born April 9, 1927 in Providence Township, rural Dawson, the daughter of Carl and Anna (Peterson) Larson. She was baptized and confirmed at Garfield Lutheran Church. She grew up in Providence Township and later moved into Dawson where she graduated from Dawson High School in 1945. Helen was united in marriage July 21, 1946, with Oscar B. Larson. To this union two children were born. They made their home in eastern Minnesota before moving to South Dakota where they operated a hotel/cafe in Doland and she also worked as a cook for many years. They moved to Dawson in the late 1980s and she moved to Marshall in 2005. Helen loved sewing, baking, crafting, quilting and gardening. She was a caregiver to her husband, Oscar, for many years after his stroke.

Survivors include her children: Marlin (and Dianne) Larson of Olivia and JoAnne (and Mark) Hinckley of Marshall; four grandchildren: Brenda (and Mark) Torres, Dustin (and Jennifer) Hinckley, Darin Hinckley and Tyson Hinckley; three great-grandchildren: Rebecca, Benjamin, and Jaimeson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Oscar July 27, 1990; and brothers and sisters: Ethel, Arthur, Arvid, Hazel, Walter, Alice, Raymond, Leonard, Donald and Carol.