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Barbara Jean Larson

Jul 3, 2021

July 29, 1936-June 22, 2021

Barbara Jean Larson, the

daughter of Henry and

Hilda (Sundin) Burns was

born on July 29, 1936 in

Rolla, North Dakota. She

died at the age of 84 years

on Tuesday, June 22, 2021

at Bethany Nursing Home

in Fargo, North Dakota.

Barbara was raised in

Souris and graduated

from Souris High School.

She continued her educa-

tion at Minot State, earn-

ing her teaching certifi-

cate. She taught in Willow

City, Knox, York, Harlow

and Leeds. When she was

teaching in Harlow, she

met Lanny and on August

17, 1958 she was united

in marriage to Lanny Lar-

son at the Presbyterian

Church in Souris. The

couple lived and raised

their boys, Gene, Kevin

and Paul on Lanny’s fami-

ly farm in rural York. Barb

continued to teach, which

her boys were lucky

enough to have her as

their teacher. She was a

member at St. Petri’s

Lutheran Church, where

she taught Sunday school

and was with the Ladies

Aid. Lanny died in 1986

and a couple years after,

Barb retired from teach-

ing, moved to Rugby and

was the activity director

at the Haaland Home in


She was a member of

First Lutheran Church in

Rugby. She also worked

part-time at White Drug

and substitute taught.

Family was very impor-

tant to her, she loved to

go to their sporting events

and to spoil them at holi-

days. She was their big-

gest, loudest and most an-

imated cheerleader, both

on and off the court and

was so proud of them.

She loved to sing, no

matter if she was in tune

or not-it showed she was

happy. She looked for-

ward to holiday’s, the

cooking, the shopping for

presents, giving of the

presents and everything

about them, especially be-

ing with family. She was

fortunate enough to spend

her last Christmas with

everyone and made it to

all their houses, which is

a memory that they will

hold special.

Barb enjoyed crochet,

playing cards and visiting

with friends; you often

found a smile on her face.

She was a proud member

of the Red Hat Society.

Her family and friends

will miss her dearly.

Barbara is survived by:

her sons, Gene (Sharon) of

York, Kevin (Renae) of

Cando and Paul (Melissa)

of Rugby; grandchildren

and great grandchildren,

Kris (Jessica) Larson and

their children, Sutton,

Grayson ad Lannyn of

Leeds, Courtney (Dan)

Volochenko and their

children Braydon and

Braxton of Butte, Tanner

Larson, Alyssa (Chad)

Hollister and their chil-

dren, Brielle, Kenzie, Ava

and Blake of Scandia,

MN, Nicole (George) Her-

man and their children,

Nora, Conor and Halle of

Leeds, Brooks (Miranda)

Larson and they child

Kylan of Cando and Tyler

Larson of Bismarck; a sis-

ter, Kathryn (Darrell) Jep-

son of Modesto, CA; other

relatives and friends.

She was preceded in

death by: her husband,

Lanny; her parents; and

parents-in-law, Palmer

and Mae Larson and a

sister-in-law, Verna Knud-


Funeral: Services were

held Thursday, July 1 at

First Lutheran Church in

Rugby with in St. Petri

Lutheran Cemetery in

York. Pastor Sharon Baker


Music by: Dan and

MiChelle Nybo

Casket Bearers: Grand-

sons & Grand Sons-in-law,

Kris Larson, Tanner Lar-

son, Sutton Larson,

Brooks Larson, Tyler Lar-

son, George Herman,

Chad Hollister and Dan


Honorary Bearers: All


great-grandchildren and

members of the Red Hat


Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Rugby.

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