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Larson, Albert H . 1878-1956


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 2/24/2010 at 02:51:55

Albert H. Larson was born October 1, 1878 on the farm in Highland township, which was his home all his life, and died April 30, in the Larson nursing home in St. Olaf at the age of seventy-seven years.

He was baptized by the Rev. Ole Valdeland in the Norway Lutheran Church. In this church in November, 1892, he renewed his baptismal covenant by confirmation by the same pastor.

Albert Larson was the son of Halvor Larson who, with his brothers, Peter and Jim, served with the Union Army in the Civil War. Halvor Larson died in November, 1916.

His mother was Ingeborg (Haugen) Larson who several years prior to their marriage had come to America as an emigrant from her native land, Norway. She passed away August 9, 1935.

Early in 1954 Albert suffered a light stroke from which he never fully recovered. March 17, 1955, he entered the Lutheran Nursing Home at Rockford, where he was cared for until April 11, 1955, when he was taken to the Larson Nursing Home in St. Olaf.

A half brother, Lars H. Larson, a half sister, Mrs. Belle Johnson of California, and a sister, Mrs. Christina Palmer, of Chicago, preceded him in death.

Surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Olavus Larson; a half sister, Mrs. Jennie Howard of Churdan.

Funeral services were conducted by his pastor, the Rev. Vance R. Knutsen, Wednesday, May 2, at the Witt Chapel in Elkader and in the Highland Lutheran Church. The pall bearers were Oscar Benson, Glen Larson, Louis Gregorson, Lucian Donlon, Leo Boland and William Torkelson. He was buried in the Highland Lutheran cemetery.

~Elgin Echo, May 10, 1956


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