Julie Ann Larson, 63, of Thompson, ND died Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the Abbot Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN.
Julie Ann Larson was born May 21, 1951 in Grand Forks, ND the daughter of Clifford and Thilda “Billi” (Hanson) Brunsberg. She grew up in Clearbrook, MN where she met Jimmie Larson, whom she married on September 25, 1971. Julie graduated from St. Cloud State University and later earned her Doctorate in Special Education from the University of North Dakota. Julie instilled a love of learning in her children and grandchildren that is the prime foundation for their lives.
Julie and Jim moved to Thompson, ND in 1981 where she worked as a teacher/education specialist and private tutor for many years.
She is survived by her husband Jimmie D. Larson of Thompson, ND, children Jamee (Kelley) Larson of Moorhead, MN, Jodi Larson of St. Paul, MN, Jenna (Ken) Belanger of Columbia Heights, MN and Jeremy (Dawnelle) Larson of Moorhead, MN; brothers, Paul (LaVonne) Brunsberg of Lake Lida, MN and Bruce (Diane) Brunsberg of Clearbrook, MN.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
The light of Julie’s life was her five grandchildren, Blake, Ella, Jocelyn, Lucas and Kylee. She was an excellent mother and a doting grandmother whose love and devotion knew no boundaries. The only thing more important to Julie than her family was her faith. She was a devoted member of Hope Evangelical Covenant Church in Grand Forks where she found the peace and serenity that had previously eluded her. It’s that relationship with God that will help her family and friends celebrate her life rather than mourn her death.
Memorials are requested to Hope Care Team and the North Dakota Association of the Mentally Ill.
Blessed be the Memory of Julie A. Larson
Memorial Service: 5:00 PM on Friday, March 6, 2015 in Hope Evangelical Covenant Church, 1601 17th Ave. S., Grand Forks, ND
Visitation: One Hour prior Memorial Service on Friday in Hope Evangelical Covenant Church.
Interment: Silver Creek Cemetery ~ Clearbrook, MN at a later date
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Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota