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Lou Larson

Sept. 22, 1910-Sept. 14, 2009

Former Moorhead resident Lou D. Larson, 98, of Detroit Lakes, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 14, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, surrounded by the love and care of family and nursing staff.

Lou was born to Herman and Louise (Langemeier) Nieman on Sept. 22, 1910 in Scribner, Neb. In 1912, her family moved to Perham, where Lou graduated high school and later went on to attend Dakota Business College in Fargo. On May 30, 1935, she married Joe Larson. They enjoyed over 52 years of marriage before Joe passed away in October of 1987.

Lou worked in several secretarial positions over the years, the last being at Minnesota State University Moorhead, retiring in 1975. She was an avid bowler in the Fargo-Moorhead area and especially enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, as well as golf and fishing. Her last bowling team members have been loyal, true friends and brought much joy with their visits during her years at Emmanuel.

Lou will be remembered and missed by one son, Don Larson of Detroit Lakes; two daughters, Darlene Olson of Rochester, Minn., and Renee (Larry) Bexell of Park Rapids; nine grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and one sister, Eleonore (George) Radtke of Fargo.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband Joe; son-in-law Marvin Olson; daughter-in-law Judi Larson; four brothers and five sisters.

The family thanks and is forever grateful to the Emmanuel Nursing Home staff for their exceptional and loving care of Lou during Lou's stay.

Interment will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Emmanuel Nursing Home Chapel, 1415 Madison Ave, Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred sent to Hospice of the Red River Valley or the Emmanuel Nursing Home Chapel Fund.

The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is serving the family. Memories of Lou may be shared online at