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Larry Younggren, 81

Larry Younggren, 81, a lifelong Hallock area farmer passed away at
Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center in Hallock on Friday, January 4,
2013.  Larry was born to Edward and Anna (Lund) Younggren at
Northcote, Minnesota on July 4, 1931.  He attended country school,
Hallock Public School and the Northwest School of Agriculture in
Crookston, graduating from there in 1949.  Larry also attended the
MacPhail Center for Music in St. Paul, Minnesota. On June 27, 1954 he
was united in marriage to Rose Layhon at Northcote.  They lived 10
years in Northcote before moving to a farm in Hill Township.  In 1973
Larry and Rose moved into Hallock.  Larry was very active in his
church and community. He was a deacon and elder of First Presbyterian
Church; clerk for Hill Township; was a former chairman of the Kittson
Central School Board, receiving his “Bell” for 12 years of service
and helped promote the building of the Hallock Hockey Arena. Larry
also served on several ag related boards and committees including,
RRV Farmers Insurance Pool, 1981 – 1991; Red River Valley Sugar
Growers Association Executive Committee 1978 – 1989 and the Growers
District Board of Directors for the Drayton American Crystal Sugar
Plant, 1978 – 1989.  He was a Master Mason of  Lodge #212 , a Shrine
member,  Lions Club member and Valley Farmer of the Year in 1997.  
Larry belonged to the Hallock Golf Club, the Hallock Curling Club and
was honored as a CurlAmerica Instructor in 1992.  
    Family members include his loving wife, Rose; a daughter, Diane
Younggren; two sons, Dan (Diane) Younggren and Darryl Younggren, all
of Hallock; four grandchildren, Corey, Kailey, Connor and Blair; a
sister, Marlyce (Philip) Peterson, Hallock; a sister-in-law, Janice
Younggren; and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his
parents and a brother, Harley.
    Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, January 9, 2012 at
10:00 a.m. in First Presbyterian Church at Hallock.  Interment will
be in Greenwood Cemetery, Hallock.  Rev. Marjorie Landwer, presiding;
Karen Vold and Jillayne Kraska, duet; Kristi Morrison, soloist.
Casket bearers will be Jim Syvertsen Jr., Tom Klegstad, Shane
Weleske, Bruce Younggren, Scott Pearson and Jim Younggren.  Honorary
casket bearers will be Jim Syvertsen Sr., Harris Johnson, Wayne
Langen, Dennis Sobolik, Jim Johnson, Roger Bernstrom and R.C. Nelson.
Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.
with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.  The Austin Funeral Home of
Hallock is in charge of arrangements.

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