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Charlotte F. Larson — Austin

AUSTIN — The funeral for Charlotte F. Larson will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Austin. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Austin.

Mrs. Larson, 83, of Austin, died Saturday (Sept. 29, 2007) at Our House in Austin.

Charlotte Waldron was born Nov. 4, 1923, in Minneapolis. She moved to Austin in 1941 and graduated from Austin High School in 1943. In December 1943, she married Elliot Larson. She worked in the Bremerton Navy Yard in Washington while Mr. Larson was in the service. In Bremerton, she also worked as a telephone operator and in an optometrist’s office. She and her husband eventually settled back in Austin, where they resided the rest of their lives. In Austin, she worked at her parents’ grocery store, Woolworth’s, St. Olaf Hospital and the Hormel Foods Corp. office.

She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, and served as chair of the Women’s Circle and president of United Methodist Women’s Society. She also volunteered at St. Mark’s Rest Home and the Red Cross. In retirement, she and her husband loved wintering in Donna, Texas.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Carole (Joe) Wike of San Pedro, Calif.; a son, Kevin (Ellen) of Cape Town, South Africa; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Sybil Wilson, and Jeannine (Dick) Buechner of Austin. She was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.

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Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in Austin, and an hour before the service Saturday at the church.

The family prefers memorials to the First United Methodist Church or Hospice Care.

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