Curtis I. Larson, 92, Austin

Published 10:39 am Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Curtis I. Larson, 92, of Austin, Minn., died Monday morning, July 23, 2012, at Bethany Riverside Nursing Home in La Crosse, Wis.

Curtis I. Larson

Curtis was born April 11, 1920, in Havre, Mont. to Theodore Ole and Sophie (Nelson) Larson. The family moved to Minnesota where Curtis attended country school in the Rose Creek area. He enlisted in the Air Force in December of 1941 at Fort Snelling, serving as a corporal during World War II. After his honorable discharge in September 1945 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Curtis returned to Minnesota to work for Geo. A. Hormel & Company in Austin. He married Daisy Meister on Sept. 14, 1947, at Little Cedar Lutheran Church in Adams. He retired as a meat cutter in 1982 after 37 years with Hormel. A member of Grace Lutheran Church and American Legion Post No. 91, Curtis loved fishing and hunting and also enjoyed golfing, yard work and reading.

Survivors include his wife, Daisy of Onalaska, Wis.; three daughters, Janelle (David) Godfredson of Cornelius, N.C., Sheila (David) Field of Pittsgrove, N.J., and Lana (David) Bentz of LaCrosse, Wis.; six grandchildren, Kimberly Godfredson, Corey White, Kirstyn White, Stephanie Evenson, Kara Evenson and Nicholas Bentz; brother, Loris (Dorothy) Larson of Austin; sister-in-law, Myrtle Larson of Adams. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Otto Larson, Nomer Larson, Ober Larson; sisters, Shirley Tucker, Ardis Herr and Verla Thompson; sons-in-law, Terry White and Blake Evenson; brothers-in-law, Leonard Tucker and Howard Herr.

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Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Grace Lutheran Church in Austin with the Rev. Jeff Forbes officiating. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment is at Six Mile Grove Cemetery near Lyle with military rites by American Legion Post No. 91.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Memorials are preferred to Grace Lutheran Church in Austin.