Obituary of Doris Larson (1926 – 2021) – Red Oak, IA
Doris L. Larson, 94, Red Oak, died Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, Red Oak.
Doris Lorraine Larson, the daughter of Frederick and Katherine (Ross) Yokel, was born on September 1, 1926, near Friend, Neb., In Saline County. Doris grew up in the Friend, Neb area. She was confirmed to First United Methodist Church and graduated from Friend High School in 1943. In 1945, she moved to Red Oak to live with her Aunt Ella.
On October 10, 1954, Doris married in Milan Edgar Louis Larson at the First United Methodist Church in Red Oak. Over the years, Doris worked for Murphy Calendar Company, Spicer Insurance and Income Tax Agency, Montgomery County Farm Bureau, and then retired after 25 years in the Montgomery County Extension Service. Doris received the Friend of 4-H Award for her many years of service to the 4-H Program in Montgomery County and, in 1994, the Montgomery County Hall of Fame Award for Merit of Service. In 2010, she received the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Award.
Doris was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Montgomery County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, where she worked in the Lemon Tree gift shop, and for years helped American Cancer SocietyDaffodil days. Doris loved traveling with bus tours, all kinds of music, reading, gardening, cooking and loved her dog, Blondie.
Doris was predeceased by her parents; husband, Milan Larson on December 4, 1993; brothers and sister-in-law, Robert Yokel and Ralph Yokel and his wife, Ruby; and nephew, Rodney Yokel.
Doris is survived by her son, Lambert Larson and his wife, Sandra de Gretna, Neb .; grandson, Louis Larson of Browns Mills, NJ; two step-granddaughters, Stephanie (Jake) Wagoner of Elkhorn, Neb. and their children, Ian and Elsie Lynn; and Melissa (Mike) Miller and their children, Taylor Marie and Connor Shaver of Omaha, Neb .; great-niece and nephew, Katie and Chris d’Omaha, Neb .; other relatives and friends.
May God bless his memory and give strength to those who mourn.
The funeral was on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home. Interment took place in Evergreen Cemetery, Red Oak.
The family is asking for memorials in lieu of flowers from the First United Methodist Church or the auxiliaries at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital.
Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at sldfuneralhome.com.
The Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home will make the arrangements.
Posted in The Red Oak Express from June 8 to June 15, 2021.