Betty Jane Larson -- Red Wing

Betty Jane Larson, 84, of Red Wing, died Sunday, May 10, 2015, at St. Brigid's at Hi-Park. She was born May 12, 1930, in Red Wing, to Floyd and Dorothy (Johnson) Johnson and attended school in Red Wing. She was united in marriage to Neal Larson on Jan. 16, 1949, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Together, they had five children, and though she worked for a time outside of the home as a seamstress at Main Cleaners, her primary job and enjoyment was being a homemaker and raising her children. From cooking and baking and sewing and knitting, she kept busy. After their children were grown, she and Neal bought a home in Amery, Wis., where for 21 years they enjoyed their summers fishing on the Apple River. During that time, they also wintered in Apache Junction, Ariz. In 2011, they returned to Red Wing, where they have since resided at Seminary Plaza.

Betty is survived by her husband, Neal, of Red Wing; children, Jeffrey (Missy) Larson, of Red Wing, Jane (Ron) Belshan, of Glenville, Jody (Lee) Diercks, of Bradenton, Fla., and Jack (Jayne) Larson, of Red Wing; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Reta Anderson, of Illinois, and Nancy (Pete) Eckholm, of Rochester. She was preceded in death by her son, Jerrold Larson.

A visitation will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., with a prayer service at 3 p.m., Friday, May 15, at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, with the Rev. Eugene Hasselquist officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or donor's choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at