Norma L. Larson, 91

Published 7:53 am Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Norma L. Larson, 91, of Adams, Minnesota, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at the Adams Health Care Center.

Norma L. Larson, 91

Norma Lee Van Meter was born on Nov. 8, 1926, in Ada, Kansas, to Lee and Doris (Lambertson) Van Meter. She graduated from high school in Ada in 1944 and from business college in Salina, Kansas. Norma worked for the federal government before marrying Donald Larson on Easter Sunday, April 6, 1947, at the Ada Methodist Church. Norma and Don lived in Salina, where their son, Randy, was born. Their daughter, Janet, was born in Minnesota, where they farmed for 37 years before retiring to Adams.

Norma served several years on the Austin Community College Foundation Board. She was a member of Little Cedar Lutheran Church, where she served as the organist for over 20 years accompanying both the Junior and Senior Choirs. She was chosen to serve on the music committee and was instrumental in buying a pipe organ for the church. She was president of ALCW, Mothers Club and Circle and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

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She enjoyed gardening, baking, crocheting, ceramics, bowling, and playing bridge and other card games with friends. Norma and Don loved traveling throughout the United States and taking trips to Hawaii, Mexico City, Canada, and a cruise to the Caribbean. They also enjoyed camping with their family, fishing trips and wintering in Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Doris Van Meter; and her sister, Carol Burkman.

Norma is survived by her husband, Donald Larson, Adams; son, Randy (Becky) Larson, Bloomington, Minnesota; daughter, Janet (Tom) Perreault, Grand Junction, Colorado; five grandchildren, Michael (Karen) Larson, Kristopher Johnson, Heather (David) Hays, Chad (Erin Shea) Larson and Jenna (Henry) Nicholls; six great-grandchildren; and brother, Vic (Vandelia) Van Meter, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at Little Cedar Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jeremy Johnson officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at the Adams Funeral Home and for one hour before the service on Thursday at the church. Interment will be in Little Cedar Cemetery. There will be a luncheon at the church following the funeral service. The family prefers memorials to the Little Cedar Lutheran Church or the Parkinson’s Foundation.