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Edith Mathilda Larson

March 14, 1932 — October 6, 2023

Alexandria

Edith Mathilda Larson, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on October 6, 2023, at Bethany on the Lake, at the age of 91 1/2.  Born on March 14, 1932, in Millerville, MN, Edith was the daughter of the late Joseph and Barbara (Korkowski) Webskowski.

Edith's life was defined by her unwavering love and dedication to her family. She met the love of her life, Leland "Mert" Larson, while attending a dance at Hillside Supper Club in Alexandria. Their strong connection led to their marriage on July 21, 1956 at The Church of St. Mary in Alexandria. Together, they shared a loving union that brought forth six beautiful daughters: Kathy, Sandy, Sherry, Laurie, Brenda, and Dawn.

Edith embraced her roles as a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother with immense warmth, tenderness, and grace. She was known for her keen wit, and a spirit that radiated love wherever she went. Edith made every effort to ensure that her family felt cherished and adored, going above and beyond to celebrate their milestones and accomplishments.

In addition to her role as a devoted homemaker, Edith pursued various endeavors throughout her life. She worked at Anderson Furniture Store as a clerk, Alex Clinic as a receptionist, bookkeeper/assistant to her husband when they owned Mert Larson Equipment, and in her later years, she worked at Alexandria Technical and Community College in food service.

Outside of her work, Edith had a zest for life and a passion for her hobbies. She had an interest in sports, particularly following her beloved Minnesota Twins and Timberwolves. Edith's baking was legendary, and her kitchen was always filled with the heavenly aroma of freshly baked goods. She also loved to sew, go fishing, and spent many summers gardening.

Edith's faith was a rock of strength throughout her life. Her strong Catholic beliefs guided her actions and provided her with comfort and peace. She was a dedicated parishioner of The Church of St. Mary.

Edith Mathilda Larson is survived by her loving daughters, Kathy (Lonnie) Berger of Fergus Falls, Sandy Larson of Alexandria, Sherry (Robert) Krueger of Garfield, Laurie (Joe) Potocnik of Alexandria, Brenda (Jeff) Boehler of Wayzata, and Dawn (John) Willar of Maple Grove. Also surviving are grandchildren Amy Berger, Allison (Jake) Tenge, Aaron (Julie) Berger, Alisa Rolands, Annie (Justin) Barlow, Kaitlynn Krueger, Matthew (Kailee) Potocnik, Michael Potocnik, Alexandra Boehler, Daniel Willar, and Katie Willar; great-grandchildren Carter Tenge, Kellen Tenge, Thomas Berger, Simon Berger and Paislee Potocnik; siblings, Jean Peterson, Phyllis (Lee) Susanka, Allen Webskowski and sister-in-law LaDonna Keljik who will continue to honor her legacy and pass on her values of love, compassion, and devotion.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Leland "Mert" Larson; parents, Joseph and Barbara Webskowski; siblings, Emeline Webskowski, Arlene Webskowski, Marian (Austin) Kelly, Elphege (Jenny) Webskowski, and Evelyn (Bud) Skrove; godson, Paul Webskowski and special nephews Don Skrove, Bart Keljik and Adam Webskowski.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2023, at 2:30 PM at the Church of St. Mary in Alexandria.

A Prayer Service and Visitation will take place at the Anderson Funeral Home from 4:30-7 PM on Wednesday, October 11, 2023.  The Prayer Service is from 4:30-5:00.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to the mass at the church on Thursday. 

Interment will be in The St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Alexandria.

A sincere thank you to all the staff at Bethany on the Lake for providing such exceptional care for our Mother.  We also wish to thank Moments Hospice for their compassionate care during Mom’s transition.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Edith Mathilda Larson, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory

659 Voyager Drive NW, Alexandria, MN 56308

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Visitation

Thursday, October 12, 2023

1:30 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

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Mass

Thursday, October 12, 2023

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

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Interment

Thursday, October 12, 2023

3:30 - 3:45 pm (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery

723 W Winona Rd SW, Alexandria, MN 56308

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