|Edith A. Larson, 80|
|Written by TRF Times|
Roseau - Edith A. Larson, 80, died on Sunday, April 17, at her home in Roseau.
Funeral services were held on Friday, April 22 at the Concordia Lutheran Church in Roseau. Interment was held at the Concordia Cemetery in Roseau.
Edith A. Larson, the daughter of Leola (Madison) and James Rosenkrans, was born on February 11, 1925 at Watford City, N.D.
She attended school in Watford until her family moved to a farm near Roseau in 1937. She finished eighth grade in the Fox School and graduated from Roseau High School. She attended Teachers Training in Roseau and began her teaching career which lasted 30 years.
During World War II she worked at Boeing Aircraft and at Sears in Seattle, Washington. On April 3, 1950 she and Julius Larson were united in marriage in Roseau. She continued to teach and in 1959 they sold their livestock. Julius attended Mayville Teachers College while Edith stayed in Halma, Minnesota with the children and continued teaching. She and Julius taught in Montana for 8 years while they were earning their degrees at Bemidji. They spent 12 years in Red Lakes Falls before they retired in 1981, and moved to Ross, MN. Edith enjoyed reading and crafts and was a member of the Concordia Church.
She is survived by her children, James (Sharon) of Buffalo, Holly (Al) Steinhauer of Thief River Falls, and Sheldon (Diane) Larson of Roseau; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sister, June Bakke of Minneapolis.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Julius, in 1999; one grandson; and brothers, David and Archie.