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Marlene Velora Larson

September 24, 1933 ~ September 2, 2021 (age 87)

Obituary

In Loving Memory Of

Marlene Velora Larson

Marlene Larson was born at the Home Hospital in Slayton, Minnesota on September 24, 1933, to Leonard and Gladys (Aspelin) Larson.  She attended schools in Crookston, Currie, and Slayton where she graduated in 1951.  She began her career as a Ward Secretary at the Murray County Hospital from 1951 to 1959.  She then moved to Fresno, CA and worked as a Medical Records Librarian at the Sierra Hospital until 1960.  She returned to Slayton and worked as a Medical Secretary at the clinic for Dr. Pierson until 1969.  From there, she worked as a County Office Clerk with the USDA Farmers Home Administration until she retired in 1994 after more than 25 years.  In 1975, she built a new home on Redwood Avenue in Slayton where she and her folks lived until they passed away in 1987.  In 2017, she sold her home and has since resided in Assisted Living Facilities in Fulda and Sioux Falls. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton.  Marlene passed away on September 2, 2021, at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD at the age of 87.  Marlene enjoyed driving her John Deere lawnmower, plastic canvas crafts, sewing, reading, making cards on the computer, and traveling to many places including Alaska and Hawaii.

Marlene is survived by four brothers and their spouses: Mylan (Terry) of Slayton, Loren (Alice) of Alexandria, Darrel (Wendy) of Shakopee, and Leroy (Mieko) of Fridley:  seven nephews and nieces: Mark, Lorie, Michelle, Mike, Jenny, Monty, and Justin and eight grand nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her parents, sister, Lavonne Larson and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral Services

Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton, MN at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, with Rev. Dave Hollis officiating.  The organist is Theresa Nysevold with special music by Heidi Winter.  Interment is at Slayton Memorial Gardens in Slayton, MN. Memorials preferred to Christ Lutheran Church.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church on Wednesday. 

THE FAMILY IS ASKING ALL GUESTS TO WEAR A MASK.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
September 8, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Christ Lutheran Church
2959 Queen Ave.
Slayton, Minnesota 56172

Funeral Service
Wednesday
September 8, 2021

2:00 PM
Christ Lutheran Church
2959 Queen Ave.
Slayton, Minnesota 56172

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