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Marilyn Larson

Marilyn Larson

March 13, 1949-Feb. 16, 2014

Former Detroit Lakes resident Marilyn J. Larson, 64, of Moorhead, died Sunday, February 16, 2014, at Eventide Lutheran Home in Moorhead.

Born on March 13, 1949, in Grand Forks, N.D., Marilyn was the youngest daughter of Andy and Virginia "Peg" (Quale) Larson of Hallock, Minn., where she was raised. She received a special education degree from Moorhead State University (MSUM) and began a long teaching career; first in Tracy, Minn., where she also coached girls' basketball, and later at Moorhead Senior High School. Her students were like family to her and her life's theme became "you can do it."

Shortly after completing cancer treatment, Marilyn retired from teaching in 2004, to her home on Little Detroit Lake. There she welcomed everyone to come and enjoy it with her. Her focus was always on encouraging, serving and giving. Her dedication to others could be witnessed through her interactions with her students, her church and community, and her family.

In July 2012, Marilyn moved to Fairmont Assisted Living in Moorhead, due to health issues, and shortly afterwards entered Eventide Lutheran Home. In spite of continuing challenges, she enjoyed laughing and making new friends.

Preceding Marilyn in death were her parents; infant twin sisters; and her brothers-in-law, Gary Cameron and Bill Braun.

She is survived by three sisters, Virginia (Byron) Danielson of Fargo, Kathy Braun of Mandan, N.D., and Angie Cameron of Detroit Lakes; nine nieces and nephews; and extended family.

The family would like to convey a special thank you to the staff at Eventide for their compassionate care and thoughtfulness.

Visitation will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 22, at First Lutheran Church, 912 Lake Ave., Detroit Lakes, followed by a memorial service at 4:30 p.m.

Memorials may be given to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were entrusted to Korsmo Funeral Service, Moorhead. An online guestbook is at