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Leola “Maggie”, 86

Leola “Maggie” Larson age 86 of East Grand Forks, MN passed away on Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.

Svanbjorg Leola “Maggie” Magnusson was born on November 7, 1923 in Duxby, MN the daughter of Gudmunder and Thorlaug (Finnson) Magnusson.  Leola grew up and graduated from High School in Milton, ND.  Leola then went on to Nursing School at the Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing and graduated with the Class of 1945.  On August 17, 1947 she was united in marriage to Milton Larson in Grand Forks, ND.  Leola served in the United States Army Nurse Corp at Bushnell Army Hospital in Brigham City, UT.  After the war she returned to Deaconess Hospital in Grand Forks, ND where she worked until retiring as Nursing Supervisor in July of 1986 from United Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.  Leola was an active member of the Deaconess Alumni Association, L’Etudier Study Club, Bethany Lutheran Church and WELCA in East Grand Forks, MN and the Good Samaritan Auxiliary. 

Family members who survive Leola include her 1 son Wayne (Joyce Enger) Larson of Tucson, AZ, 3 daughters, Renae (Tom) Oothoudt, of Little Falls, MN, Jan (Jim) Baune of East Grand Forks, MN, Cindy (Brian) Flom, of Flower Mound, TX, along with 14 grandchildren, Matt (Michelle), Luke (Becky) and Sam Larson, Greg (Lisa), Brad (Amy), Amber, Jesse and Kris (Nellie) Oothoudt, Layne (Scott) Freudenrich, Jenna (Jake) Reese and Seth Baune, Lindsey, Haley and Morgan Flom  and 14 great-grandchildren, twin sister, Viola Main of Atlanta, GA, sisters, Cecelia (Loren) Dunnigan of Lincoln, NE, Lola (Frank) Mollner of Aurora, CO, Thorey Green of Grand Forks, ND, Shirley Wild of East Grand Forks, MN, 2 sisters-in-law, Lois Magnusson of Grand Forks, ND, Doris Magnusson of Spearfish, SD  and several nieces and nephews.

Leola is preceded in death by her parents, husband Milton on December 13, 2000, 2 brothers, John and Marvin Magnusson.

Memorials Preferred To:  Bethany Lutheran Church Memorial Fund


Funeral Service:  11:00 AM on Saturday, October 2, 2010 in Bethany Lutheran Church, 10321 State Highway 220 NW, East Grand Forks, MN


Visitation:  5:00 to 7:00 with a 7:00 PM Prayer Service on Friday, October 1, 2010 in Stennes Funeral Home of East Grand Forks, MN


Interment: North Bethany Lutheran Cemetery ~  East Grand Forks, MN


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Arrangements by Stennes Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

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