Obit: Larson, Lars (1854 - 1934)

Contact: Marsha Hosfeld

Surnames: Larson, Anderson, Bark, Reil, Carlson, Hanson, Johnson, Nelson, Bakke, Thompson

----Source: ABBOTSFORD TRIBUNE (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI) 29 March 1934

Larson, Lars (19 FEB 1854 - 28 MAR 1934)


Lars Larson passed away at his home two miles west of Abbotsford Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. Mr. Larson had been suffering from a heart ailment for the past two weeks, but he rallied at times to such a degree that considerable hope was held out for his recovery. He recently celebrated his 80th birthday.

Mr. Larson spent the greater number of his years in this community.

A complete obituary will be given next week.

----Source: ABBOTSFORD TRIBUNE (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI) 5 Apr. 1934


Lars Larson was born in Barlundalen Brevik, Norway, on February 19, 1854. He came to America in 1883, and in 1888 was united in marriage to Miss Mathea Anderson of Gudbradsdalen, Norway at Amherst. He made his home on a farm two miles west of this village the greater part of his life, and was a Soo Line employee for 35 years. He retired from service several years ago and passed away last Wednesday, March 28 at the age of 80 years after a brief illness. Death came as a result of a serious heart ailment.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:00 p. m. at the Norwegian Lutheran church at Curtiss, the Rev. Wm. Anderson officiated and interment was made in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were Harry Bark, Geo. Reil, Arvid Carlson, Peter Hanson, Axel Johnson and Albert Nelson.

He is survived by his widow, six daughters, Mrs. Louise Bakke and Mrs. Alma Thompson, Curtiss; Mrs. Marius Hanson, Cloverdale; Emma, Abbotsford; Mabel, Middleton; and Helen, Evanston, Ill.; and three sons, Martin and Malcolm, Abbotsford and Oscar of Oshkosh. One daughter, Ruth, preceded him in death on April 25, 1930. Two brothers, Jacob of Sprague and Ole of Brevik, Norway; and 11 grandchildren also survive.

A man of unquestioned nobility of soul, a kindly, loving husband and father has gone on. Faithful to God and to his fellowmen, his loved ones have the comfort of the Christian, so beautifully expressed by the poetess Emily Dickinson, in the following quotation: "Death is the porter to my Father’s lodge, the hired man to let down the bars for the tired sheep to enter it, under the shepherds care, to the securest fold, their wanderings done, their blessings at an end."



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