BEVERLY JANE (JOHNSON) LARSONBeverly Jane (Johnson) Larson, 89, of Hermantown died at her home on Aug.
Beverly Jane (Johnson) Larson, 89, of Hermantown died at her home on Aug. 22, 2013.
Beverly was born in West Duluth in 1923 to Elmer S. and Margaret P. Johnson.
She attended Longfellow Grade School, West Junior School, and graduated from Denfeld High School in 1942. She worked for the Duluth News Tribune for seven years in the composing room. In 1972 Beverly went to work for Zinsmaster Baking Co. as their Thrift Store supervisor and cashier.
She married Carl A. Larson in 1957; together they raised a blended family, Beverly's daughter, Lynda Ahlgren, and Carl's four children; David, Steven, Claudia, and Michael Larson. Their children all graduated from Hermantown High School.
Carl and Beverly were members of the former Central Avenue Methodist Church and are currently members of the Asbury United Methodist Church.
Beverly was preceded in death by her parents; aunts, Hilda Johnson, Wilhelmina (Oscar) Lindstrom, and Ruth (Ernie) Ulberg; uncle, Lincoln Thorsell; and cousin, Joyce (Thorsell) Jahnke.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years; children, Lynda Ahlgren (Don Ternes) of Maplewood, Minn., Claudia (Ricky) Cottingham of Hermantown, Minn., David (Jane) Larson of Suwanee, Ga., Steven (Carole) Larson of Trinidad, Colo., and Michael (Karen) Larson of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; 18 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and cousins, Donna Mae (Maury) Johnson and Ken (Cindy) Lindstrom.
Thank You to the Essentia Miller Dwan, 3rd Floor East staff for their courtesy, care, and professionalism while caring for Beverly during her hospitalization.
A VERY SPECIAL Thank You to the Essentia Hospice Home Care team for their dedication to Beverly and family, for their promptness, and the caring services they provided. We are calling them our "Mercy Angels", Theresa, Julie, and Sue, you are the best! Thank you Ron and Vern from the Hospice Spiritual team for your visit to our home.
Thank you Pastor Cindy Rasmussen from Asbury United Methodist Church for coming to visit with Beverly and our family.
SERVICE: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 in Asbury United Methodist Church, 6822 Grand Ave. Visitation one hour prior to the service and Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Bell Brothers Funeral Chapel, 601 N 56th Ave W. Interment at Oneota Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made in the name of Beverly Larson to the Essentia Hospice Home Care, 330 E 2nd St, Third Floor, Duluth, MN 55805 or Asbury United Methodist Church, 6822 Grand Ave, Duluth, MN 55807.
To leave a memory of Beverly or words of support please visit our website at www.bellbrothersfuneralhome.com.
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