ESTHERVILLE - Funeral services for Maurice Larson, 87, of Estherville will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 25, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church in Estherville with Pastor Doug Burton officiating. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Estherville. He died Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Estherville.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., today, May 24, at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville.
Maurice Earl Larson, the son of Levi and Cecil (Iseminger) Larson, was born Jan. 24, 1925, in Estherville.
As a child he attended Emmet Consolidated Schools were he met and married the love of his life Perl Elaine Weir on April 26, 1947, in Estherville. Together they resided and farmed north of Estherville and east of Terril until moving in 1956 to their permanent home in Ellsworth Township, Estherville.
He was an active member of the Presbyterian Church. Maurice enjoyed working with his hands, tilling the soil and took pride in watching seed grow. In his free time you could find him tinkering in his shop, fixing equipment, doing woodworking projects or on occasion with a fishing pole in his hand. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. There was never a person he couldn't laugh and visit with.
Left to cherish Maurice's memory is of 65 years, his wife, Perl; their five children, Marie Morris and her husband, Sam of Brookings, S.D.; Gary Larson and his wife, Joanne of Lime Springs; Tim Larson and his wife, Kris of Terril; Stan Larson and his wife, Mary of Estherville; Kathy Nygaard and her husband, Jim of Spirit Lake; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; siblings, Arlene Zitterich and her husband, Leonard; Delores Shorey; Ardis Pilquist and her husband, Kenneth; Lois Quastad; David Larson and his wife, Katie; and Barbara Johnson and her husband, George.
He has been preceded in death by his parents.
Blessed be the memory of Maurice Earl Larson.
Online condolences may be made at www.henryolsonfuneral.com.