Obit: Larson, Lena
(1864 - 1938)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Larson, Halverson, Garfield, Parker, Hauge, Browne, Longenecker
----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 3 Mar. 1938
Larson, Lena (17 July 1864 - 23 Feb. 1938)
Mrs. Arne Larson passed away at her home on North Grand Avenue Wednesday noon, February 23, 1938, after an illness of several months.
Deceased was born in Norway July 17, 1864, her maiden name being Lena Halverson. She came to America in 1881, arriving in Philadelphia on July 2 of that year, the day James A. Garfield, 20th president of the United States was shot by an assassin at the Baltimore and Potomac railroad station at Washington, D. C.
On June 22, 1884, she was married to Arne Larson at Blair, Wis. In 1902 the family came to Neillsville, after spending several years on a farm in the town of Levis.
Mrs. Larson was an ideal home-maker, willing at all times to sacrifice her own comfort for the well-being and happiness of her family, neighbors and friends. Hers was a life well spent and by her sunny disposition and gracious manner gained the love and respect of all with whom she came in contact.
She leaves her husband and five children, Louis Larson, North St. Paul, Minn.; Alex Larson, Neillsville; Mrs. John Parker, Owen; Colonel Larson, and Norman Larson of St. Paul, and the following sisters and brothers:
Mrs. Carrie Hauge, Neillsville; Mrs. Hannah Browne, St. Paul; Mrs. Louis Halverson, Denver, Col., and Hans Halverson, Kelso, Wash. There are also six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at Schiller’s funeral home, Rev. G. W. Longenecker conducting the rites. All of the children except Mrs. Parker of Owen, who is ill, were home for the funeral. The son, Norman, came many weeks ago to assist his parents and to comfort his mother during her last illness.
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