Joseph E. LarsonJoseph E. Larson, age 92 of Grand Forks, ND, formerly of Climax, MN passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Valley Memorial Homes, Woodside Village in Grand Forks.
Joseph E. Larson
Joseph E. Larson, age 92 of Grand Forks, ND, formerly of Climax, MN passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Valley Memorial Homes, Woodside Village in Grand Forks.
Joseph Edward Larson was born on June 25, 1920 at Rural Climax, MN the son of Martin and Helga (Thoreson) Larson. Joseph was baptized and confirmed at Sand Hill Lutheran Church and grew up and attended school in rural Climax, MN. On January 10, 1943 he was united in marriage to Blanch Knutson of rural Fisher, MN in Tacoma, WA. Joseph joined the United States Army during WWII and was stationed in Fort Lewis, WA, served in France for 2 ½ years and was awarded the Bronze Star. Following his discharge from the Army in 1945 he returned to the Climax area where he farmed and was active in the community for his entire life. Joseph was one of the founders of the Climax Credit Union and served on their board of directors as chairman of the board for 8 years; he was on the Cenex Regional Board of Directors from 1960 – 1990 and served as chairman of this board for nearly a decade.
Family members who survive Joe include his children, Jerry (Carole) Larson of Climax, MN, Dianne (Paul) Brokke of Bozeman, MT and Darrell Larson of Grand Forks, ND; 8 grandchildren, Nathan (Michelle) Lindgren, Daniel (Renae) Lindgren, Benjamin (Tonya) Larson, Denise (Michael) Bosley, Jennifer (JP) Collins, Jonathan (Tobi) Brokke, Garrett Nordstrom and Nathan (Jhoana) Nordstrom; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one brother, Elmer (Marion) Larson of Grand Forks, ND and sister-in-law, Gloria Larson of Jolliet, IL and many nieces and nephews.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents; wife Blanch on May 15, 2006; 3 sisters, Anna Evenson, Idella Grove and Helen Evenson; 4 brothers Adolph, William, Lars and Melvin Larson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to 4000 Valley Square Foundation, 4004 24th Ave. S. Grand Forks, ND or the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, One Intrepid Square, West 46th Street & 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10036.
Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 PM with a 6:30 PM Prayer Service on Friday, November 16, 2012 in Climax Lutheran Church, Climax, MN and also 1 hour before Funeral Service on Saturday in Climax Lutheran Church.
Funeral services 10:30 AM on Saturday, November 17, 2012 in Climax Lutheran Church, Climax, MN.
Interment: Bergit Cemetery ~ Climax, MN.
Online Guestbook: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com
Arrangements by: Dahl Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, MN.