Alma K. Larson, 93, of Manson, died Monday, Jan. 10, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn., after complications following surgery. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 15, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Manson, with the Rev. Stephen Sherer officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Manson.
Casketbearers included Doug Svendsen, Mike Robertson, A.J. Langenwalter, Scott Langenwalter, Harvey Berner and Randy Ericksen.
Survivors include her daughter, Vickie (Ron) Hudson, Titusville, Fla.; son, Ridge (Kathy) Larson, Pinedale, Wyo.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Mary Blohm; and husband, Don.
Alma K. Blohm was born March 23, 1917, on the family farm at Newell. She attended country schools, and worked at various jobs during the Depression. She married Don W. Larson in 1940, at Albert City, and they honeymooned touring the western states on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. They moved to Kansas City, Mo. where her husband attended mortuary school. During World War II, the family lived in Texas, Georgia and North Carolina during her husband's service with the US Army. In 1946, they returned to Iowa, living in Alta, until 1951, when they purchased the Williams Funeral Home in Manson, and moved to Manson, which would be their home for the next 50 plus years. In 1959, they built a summer home at Lake Okoboji, which they enjoyed for 47 summers with family and friends. She enjoyed playing Bridge and 500, completing her daily crossword puzzles and cooking. She enjoyed watching Monday night football, and the Minnesota Twins in the spring, and never missed Lawrence Welk on Saturday nights. During the time when her husband was a resident at the Good Samaritan Center, she spent each day visiting him until his death in 2009. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Manson.