|Olivia Schoon, 97|
|Written by TRF Times|
Red Lake Falls - Olivia Schoon, 97, died on Monday, October 18, 2004 at Pioneer Memorial Care Center, in Erskine.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 23 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Red Lake Falls, with Pastor Gary Graff officiating. Casket bearers included Kevin Largis, Wesley Largis, Benjamin Largis, Matthew Largis, Travis Samshal and Zachary Largis. Interment was held at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Red Lake Falls.
Olivia was born in Porter on June 12, 1907. She grew up on a farm near Twin Valley. Olivia married Harry Largis, December 31, 1928.
The couple moved to Erskine in 1945 where they resided until retiring in 1963 and moved to Bemidji, where Harry passed away April 22, 1979. She married Ernest Schoon, August 10, 1988 and resided in Fergus Falls, until his death September 2, 1994.
She was an excellent seamstress and knitter who used that talent to donate clothing, mittens, hats and scarves to the world’s needy and provided care and comfort to many Senior Citizens over the years.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Harry Largis and Ernest Schoon; her son, Dallas Largis; as well as three brothers and one sister.
Survivors include her daughter, Darlene Hall of Cocoa, Fla.; her son Elwood (Jean) Largis of Nanuet, N.Y.; daughter-in-law, Eileen Largis of Red Lake Falls; sisters, Ruby Oftedahl of Fertile and Delphine (Hubert) Zak of Owatonna and a brother Arvid (Ethel) Peterson of Dilworth; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A00003B2004OT27