Mary C. Larson — Mazeppa

Mary C. Larson, 90, of rural Mazeppa, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Samaritan Bethany on Eighth in Rochester.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at Mahn Family Funeral Home – Larson Chapel in Zumbrota, with Pastor Jean Boese officiating. Burial will be in the Mazeppa Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 22, and for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mary Cecelia Bergstralh was born Aug. 7, 1923, in Minneapolis, to Eric and Dorothy (nee Fifield) Bergstralh. She spent her early years in the Minneapolis area; at age three her family moved to a farm in rural Mazeppa. Mary grew up on the farm and attended country school. She graduated from high school in Remington, Va., at the age of 16. She attended junior college and Kahler School of Nursing. On Oct. 6, 1943, she married Roger A. Larson in Rochester. They farmed the Larson family farm. Roger died on July 29, 1999, and Mary continued to live on the farm. Mary entered Samaritan Bethany Heights on Eighth in April 2013.

She was a member of Oronoco Presbyterian Church. Mary enjoyed cooking, visiting with friends and relatives. Mary also sold eggs on the farm and especially enjoyed the fellowship of her customers.

Mary is survived by four children, Ted Larson of Mazeppa, Jean (Lee) Eastland of Georgetown, Ind., Ann Larson of Duluth and Joe (Mary) Larson of Mazeppa; eight grandchildren, Liane (Jay) Vaughn, Laurie (Brandon) Adamson, Jenifer (Adam) Rickard, Sara (Jon) Erickson, Emily (Bob) Flaaen, Andrew (Tory) Larson, Maria (Scott) Claussen and William Larson; 14 great-grandchildren, Kolby, Jacob and Luke Vaughn, Emilie, Ryan and Natalie Adamson, Kyla, Kaden, and Olin Rickard, Joseph and Thomas Erickson, Landon, Benjamin and Katelyn Flaaen.

She was preceded in death by husband, Roger; brother, John Bergstralh and sister, Nancy Ravenhorst.

Memorials are preferred to the activities fund at Samaritan Bethany on Eighth.