June E. Larson, age 95, of Mabel, died Thursday, February 8, 2018, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel, Minn.
June was born June 14, 1922, in Minnehaha Township, Humbolt, S. Dak., to Darwin and Lily (Michaelson) Danner. She attended schools in Wisconsin and Minnesota, graduating from Mabel High School in 1941. On June 14, 1941, she married Leonard Larson in Mabel. They farmed in Newburg Township, Fillmore County until retiring in 1979 when they moved into Mabel. In retirement they spent summers at Lake Osakis near Alexandria. She was an active member of the Mabel United Methodist Church and enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening, camping, spending time with family, and volunteering.
June is survived by her two daughters, Laure (Larry) Gifford of Mabel, and Joyce (Kevin) Every of Preston, Minn.; seven grandchildren: Susan Gifford, John (Robyn) Gifford, Amy (Alan) Baltzer, Angela (Jeff) Preuss, Nathan (Stacy) Every, Lindsi (Jarid) Engle, and Joshua (Kristen Semb) Larson; eight great-grandchildren, a sister, Judy (Gary) Emery of Mabel; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard; a son, Alan; a brother, Earl and two infant brothers.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, February 11, 2018, at the Mabel United Methodist Church in Mabel, with the Rev. Sharon Goetzinger officiating. Burial will be in the Mabel Public Cemetery. Visitation will be 12-2 p.m. at the church. The Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel is assisting with arrangements.