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Fern C. Larson, 92

Oct 5, 2009

Blue Earth — Fern Christina Larson, age 92, of Blue Earth, died peacefully at her home on Sept. 28, 2009, after suffering from cancer. Funeral services were held Oct. 2, 2009, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth. Rev. Stephen Bohling and Rev. Mark Wilms officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Blue Earth assisted the family with the arrangements.

Fern was born on Aug. 21, 1917, in Mahnomen the daughter of Nels and Marie (Petersen) Stephensen. Her youth was spent in the rural areas of Albert Lea and Alden. She was married to Ervin Larson on Sept. 23, 1939, in Forest City, Iowa. Ervin and Fern farmed in the Frost area for many years before managing the Frost Creamery for nine years. In 1965, the family moved to Blue Earth where Fern worked for the Faribault Co-op and St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center. Ervin and Fern were longtime members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth.

Fern is survived by her son, Steven (Marg) of Apple Valley, sister, Edith Haugen of Amboy, grandson, Matthew (Denise) Larson of Apple Valley, granddaughter, Kate Larson of Blaine and great-granddaughter, Stephanie Gimberline of Apple Valley.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Gloria Fuller, sisters, Esther Simonsen, Lillian Larson and brother, David Stephensen.

Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy are preferred in the form of donations to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com