Opal Larson, age 99 of Wheaton, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the Traverse Care Center in Wheaton, MN.

Visitation for Opal Larson will be on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Covenant Church in Wheaton, MN.

Funeral services for Opal Eileen Larson will be held Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Covenant Church in Wheaton, MN, with Pastor Tim Shekleton officiating.  Organist will be Cheryl Shekleton.

Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Opal’s grandchildren.

Opal was born on October 17, 1920, to Harley Jacob and Mary Alice (Loop) Wheeler in Traverse County, MN.

Opal attended District 41 County School and graduated from Tintah High School in 1939. Opal continued her education at the Ag School in Morris, MN. She worked at the Farmers Store and at The Agriculture Adjustment Administration (AAA) both in Wheaton, MN.

On June 4, 1948, Opal was united in marriage to Milton Elmer  Larson in Tintah, MN. She made Wheaton her home for the next 71 years.

Opal was the CEO of the Larson household supporting Milton in his career as the owner and operator of Larson’s Inc. A John Deere dealership serving the Traverse County area. Opal was a beautiful seamstress, avid gardener, volunteers at her church, and a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and friends were the recipients of many of her masterpieces which included handmade quilts, crocheted blankets, flannel baby blankets, Halloween costumes, special occasion clothing, flowers, produce, canned goods, homemade bread, and pies of every variety.

Opal is survived by her five children: Irene Larson, Lynn (Bill) Jarrells of Ramsey, MN, Mark (Karen) Larson of Edina, MN, Doug (Lesly) Larson of Minnetonka, MN, and Brian (Kim) Larson of Orlando, FL; ten grandchildren: Chris (Kristin) Stapleton, Suzanne (Adam) Frisch, Molly (Michael) Studer, Andrew Larson, Curt (DeAnna) Larson, Julia (Tim) Rascher, Victoria Larson, Tom Larson, Claire Larson, Grace Larson; six great grandchildren; sister-in-law: Muriel A’Bell; brother-in-law: Ole Larson; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Milton Larson; siblings: Marjorie Broesder and Norman Wheeler; and numerous in-laws.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the Wheaton Community Diner (Wheaton Senior Citizen Center).

Funeral Arrangements are with the Bainbridge Funeral Home in Wheaton, MN.


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