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Edna Marie Larson

May 22, 1921 — December 19, 2023

Alexandria

Edna Marie (Miliander) Larson was born on May 22, 1921, to Victor and Ida (Wahlin) Miliander at home with a midwife assisting in rural Goodridge, MN.  In 1927, the family moved to a farm near Winger, MN.  Edna attended a one room rural school there through the 8th grade.  Edna made her choice to serve the Lord as a young girl while attending her first church convention.  A high school equivalence was later completed by mail correspondence.

Edna worked as a nurse’s aid in Virginia, MN before moving to Thief River Falls, MN to work at Northwestern Hospital, where she obtained her LPN license.  She also worked at a clinic in Thief River Falls for four doctors.

Edna was united in marriage to Martin Larson on June 7, 1952.  Following their marriage, they lived in Carlifornia for a short time and then moved back to Minnesota.  They made their home on a 160 acre farm north of Oklee, MN.  Edna continued to work at Northwestern Hospital part time.

In 1965, the family moved into a country school house near Garfield, MN which she and Martin completely remodeled into a three-bedroom home.  Edna worked at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, MN for over 20 years.  She loved nursing, especially with the newborns. 

Martin and Edna moved to an apartment in Alexandria in October of 2004.  Following Martin’s passing in 2012, Edna moved to a senior apartment at Winona Shores in 2014 where she remained quite independent with the help of many dear friends in the area.  In 2021, shortly before her 100th birthday, Edna moved to Alex Assisted Living. 

Edna passed away peacefully under the care of hospice at the Alex Assisted Living in Alexandria on December 19, 2023, at the age of 102.  She is survived by her three children: Bruce (Judy) Larson of Anoka, MN, Pam (Edward) Strickland of Somerset, WI, Rodney (DeLoris) Larson of Thief River Falls, MN; four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one brother-in-law: Bennet Larson.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Martin, parents, brother: Vernon; sisters: Irene, May, Idella and Emma.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2023, 11:00 AM at the Anderson Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be at Kinkead Cemetery.  

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