Carol Larson, 81, died on Friday, Feb. 15, at St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Center, Dickinson. Services are scheduled at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Peace Lutheran Church, Scranton. The Rev. Mary Peterson will officiate with burial t...
Carol Larson, 81, died on Friday, Feb. 15, at St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Center, Dickinson.
Services are scheduled at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Peace Lutheran Church, Scranton.
The Rev. Mary Peterson will officiate with burial to follow in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery. There will be a friends and family service at 7 p.m. today, Feb. 19, at the Krebsbach Funeral Home, Bowman.
Carol was born Feb. 12, 1927, to Helmer and Mabel Scansen Langlee in Slope County. She lived there for several years until her mother passed away in 1938. Helmer and family later moved to Bowman County and lived south of Bowman on a farm.
Carol attended grade school in Mineral Springs and high school in Bowman. She worked as a young woman at the Clara Lincoln Hotel and Restaurant. She married Raymond Larson on April 18, 1947. To this union five children were born, Gayle, Dennis, Deborah, Donna and Shelly.
She was a devoted wife and mother and lived her life for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren that she loved with all her heart.
She worked hard all of her life, taking care of her invalid mother-in-law for 20 years, taking in school children who boarded at the house and working in and later owning and operating the Green Lantern Café which she renamed Carol's Café. She bought the café in 1976 and later sold it in 1987. She became famous for her delicious home cooking, especially her long johns and carmel rolls.
Carol loved to cook and bake and in later years took up crocheting; she made all of her children and grandchildren and even some great-grandchildren beautiful afghans and doilies.
She enjoyed playing cards with her friends at the Golden Miner's Club and going to Prairie Knights to do a little gambling. She also enjoyed bowling on an afternoon league for a time and a little golfing when Scranton got its new golf course.
She entered St. Luke's Nursing Home in Dickinson in September 2003 and resided there until the time of her death. While she was there, she made many friends and enjoyed playing bingo, Pokeno and a good game of whist.
Carol was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church, the Scranton American Legion Auxiliary, the Golden Miners, the Scranton Community Club, the Scranton Golf Course and the Scranton TOPS Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sister-in-laws and one great-nephew.
She will be dearly missed by all of her friends and family who loved her so. Wonderful memories of her will live forever in our hearts.
Survivors include her children Gayle and Dean Nester, Dickinson; Dennis and Cathy Larson, Malvern, Ark.; Deborah Andersen, Dickinson and Allan Andersen, Scranton; Donna and Bill Olson, Dickinson and Shelly and John Truetken, Scranton.
Also, 11 grandchildren, Darin and Michelle Nester, Ernie and wife Jamie Larson, Adam Larson, Kasey and fiancé Aubree Cox, Kyle Andersen, Jeremy Olson, Miranda and Mitch Massey, Jared, Kendra and Brittany Truetken; six great-grandchildren, Ryann and Jackson Steiner and Brooke Binek, Scott Nester and twins Lillian and Abigail Larson; three brothers, Donald, Robert and Tom Langlee and wife Diana; three nephews, three nieces, seven great-nieces and nephews and one brother-in-law Gordon and his wife Corinne.
(Krebsbach Funeral Home, Bowman