Deloris Faye "Dee" (Andreasen) Larson (1932 - 2013)

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Funeral services for Deloris "Dee" Larson, 80, of Forest City, were held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 12th at Faith Lutheran Church in Miller with Rose Visser, lay pastor, officiating.
Burial was in Ellington Prairie Cemetery near Miller. The Cataldo Funeral Home, in Garner, was in charge of the arrangements.
Deloris "Dee" Faye (Andreasen) Larson was born on Oct. 6, 1932 in Audubon, and died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Center in Forest City surrounded by her immediate family.
She graduated from Audubon High School and then attended secretarial school in Omaha before moving to Mason City where she met and married Dick Larson.  Dick and Dee had five children in seven years and farmed north of Ventura.  Later they managed the Forest City Country Club and then purchased the Bungalow Motor Lodge.  Dee then moved to Mason City where she graduated from NIACC and worked at Walmart for over 10 years before retiring. Dee was known as a wonderful cook and many benefited from her talents. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and always offered a listening ear to anyone in need.  She will be missed by her family and friends and remembered for her engaging smile and twinkle in her eye. She was a member of Ellington Prairie-Faith Lutheran Church in Miller and was active in a variety of clubs and organizations.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Hildur (Carlson) Andreasen; her sister, Delia Sturgeon; and brother, Gene Andreasen.
She is survived by her children, Pat Goerner and her husband, John,  of Liberty Hill, Texas, Betty Jo Larson and her husband, Tim Gustafson, of Apple Valley, Minn., and their children Jenna and Ingrid;  Sally Larson of Forest City and her son, Spenser;  Chuck Larson of Clear Lake and Bob Larson and his wife, Renee, of Naperville, Ill., and their children, Dani, Brooke and Abby;  and two brothers,  Lyndyn Andreasen and his wife, Lynn, of Prosser, Wash, and Gerald Andreasen and his wife, Velma, of West Des Moines.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hospice of North Iowa or the Good Samaritan Center in Forest City.
Cataldo Funeral Home (641) 923-2841

Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Jan. 18 to Jan. 25, 2013