Kayleen Elizabeth Larson, 9
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Sept. 16, 2003 - May 3, 2013
Funeral services celebrating the life of Kayleen Elizabeth Larson, age 9, of Clearwater will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Rejoice Lutheran Church in Clearwater. Kayleen passed away peacefully at her home with her loving parents and family at her side after a brave 14 month battle against Leukemia. Pastor Scott Gjevre and Fr. Kevin Anderson will officiate.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday and after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday both at Rejoice Lutheran Church in Clearwater. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are with Daniel Funeral Home, Clearwater. Interment will be private.
Kayleen was born on September 16, 2003 in St. Cloud to Kelly and Sarah (Bettendorf) Larson. She was in the third grade Spanish Immersion Program at Clearview Elementary. Kayleen loved music, soccer, swimming, camping and the outdoors. She was her brother and sister's #1 hockey fan. She was a budding artist who loved to do crafts and paint. She especially enjoyed time with her friends.
Kayleen was a beautiful girl who was more full of life than any obituary could capture and will be remembered that way. She loved her family and took comfort in knowing that she would watch over us from above.
She is survived by her parents, Kelly and Sarah of Clearwater; siblings, Alex Larson, Meghan Larson, Jon Frikken and his wife Jessie Schafer-Frikken; grandparents, Judy Bettendorf of St. Cloud, James Bettendorf of Brooklyn Park, Patricia Larson of Sartell; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Kayleen was preceded in death by her grandfather, Arden Larson.
"Please join us in celebrating Kayleen's life by honoring her request that everyone wear her favorite color blue."
Published in the St. Cloud Times on May 5, 2013