Leonard Larson - obituary

Leonard R. Larson, 90 year old resident of Little Falls died Tuesday, October 8 at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 11 at 11 am. at Holy Family Catholic Church Belle Prairie. A visitation will be held on Thursday, October 10 at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls 4-8 p.m. and from 9:30-11 a.m. on Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church Belle Prairie on Friday. The Little Falls VFW Post #1112 will provide the military honors.

Leonard R. Larson was born on May 15, 1929, at Gottwalt Corner to the late John E. Larson and Myrtle Nelson. The family moved to Hillman, Minn. when Leonard was a young boy. He attended rural country school. He served his Country in the United States Army from October 11, 1951, until his honorable discharge on September 19, 1953. Leonard was united in marriage to Helen Jean Gohl on October 20, 1953, at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Pierz, Minn. The couple made their home in Fridley, Minn. for 27 years. Leonard worked for Abex Foundry Corporation in the Minneapolis area. The couple moved up north to Peavy Lake just west of Onamia. He worked for Anderson Processing in Little Falls for six years and lived on Pierz Fish Lake. The couple moved into their retirement home in Little Falls where they have resided for the past five years. He enjoyed dancing, playing cards, especially cribbage, deer hunting with his family and spending time at the lake. Leonard was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church Belle Prairie, Little Falls VFW Post #1112, Polka of America and the Polka Swingers.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 66 years, Helen Jean (Gohl) Larson of Little Falls; children, Duane (Karla) Larson of Coon Rapids, Minn., Annette Wiherski of Little Falls, Debra (Louie) Stumpf of Little Falls and Joel (Melissa Piekarski) Larson of Little Falls; grandchildren, Andrew (girlfriend, Noreen), Jared (Jenni) and Jimmy (Ann) Wiherski, Rick (Laura) Wacker, Billie Jo McGahey, Kayla (Andy) Lehner and Kendra (Kyle) Ortgiesen; great-grandchildren, Lauren Wiherski, Oliver Wiherski, Ellie Wacker, Jacob Oldakowski, Calvin Ortgiesen, Celia Ortgiesen, Charlotte Wacker and Zoey Wiherski; sisters, Joan Beckman of Onamia, and Selma Gohl of Pierz and grand dogs, Piper, Buddy and Daisy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Donald “Donnie” Wiherski; siblings, Stella Sanderson, Lloyd Larson, Vern Larson, Glen Larson, Ben Larson, Richard Larson and Ethel Rickhoff.

The arrangements are with Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls.

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