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Anna Levina Burtness Larson 1865-1956


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 3/16/2014 at 17:52:17

Mrs. Samuel Larson Dies At Age of 91
Mrs. Samuel Larson, 91, life-time resident of the Estherville community, died at 10 o’clock Sunday [September 2, 1956] evening at Balmer Rest Home. Mrs. Larson had been confined to a wheel chair since falling in December, 1947 and suffering a broken hip.

It was reported by members of the family that Mrs. Larson was believed to have suffered a slight heart attack on Friday prior to the fatal attack Sunday. She had been at Balmer’s since August, 1952.

Born Aug. 12, 1865, at Black Hammer, Minn., Anna Levina Burtness came by covered wagon and oxen from the eastern part of Minnesota to the Estherville vicinity with her parents when she was three years old. Her parents homesteaded a farm five miles northeast of Estherville.

Miss Burtness was united in marriage to the late Samuel Larson in 1891. To this union was born five children, Irvin, Milton, T. Elida, Levi, and Gladys. Mr. and Mrs. Larson farmed in the Estherville area and southern Minnesota after their marriage and until retirement in 1921.

At that time they moved to Estherville. The Larsons had been active in Lutheran church activities and Mrs. Larson remained active in the ladies aid and all church activities as long as her health permitted.

Survivors include four of the Larson’s children, Irvin of Estherville, Milton of Huntington, Levi of rural Estherville and Mrs. Ray (Gladys) Lumsden of Iowa City. Their other daughter, T. Elida, formerly of Seattle, Wash., died in 1952. Mr. Larson died in 1940. Mrs. Larson’s sister, Helen Burtness and her brother, Henry Burtness, also preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday , 1:30 p.m. at Sternborn Funeral home and 2 p.m. at Estherville Lutheran church, the rev. T.W. Maakestad officiating. Friends may call at Sternborg’s from noon tomorrow until time of services Thursday. Burial will be in the Lutheran [Norwegian] cemetery. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, September 4, 1956)


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