Judith Louise Larson
Judith Louise (Braland) Larson, daughter of Otis and Helen Braland, was born in Randall, Iowa on April 25, 1933. Judy was baptized and confirmed at Elim Lutheran Church and an active member there her whole life. She attended public schools in Randall. She married David Larson of Randall on January 24, 1953 and they were blessed with two sons, Nick (Lori) of Randall and Gary (Ruth) of Vancouver, WA., six grandchildren: Katie (Andy) Nygaard of Granger, Erin (Tyler) Christiansen of Ankeny, Jonah Larson of Vancouver, Hannah Larson of Seattle, Marta Larson of Seattle, Gracia Larson of Vancouver, and four great grandchildren: Adelyn and Ethan Nygaard and Landon and Leighton Christiansen. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister and her husband Dave.
Judy worked forty-five years for Iowa State University in the Data Processing Department, work that she loved and through which she developed lasting friendships. She and Dave attended many ISU Sports events and enjoyed ballroom dancing. She loved her church and served at Women's fellowship events, including Norske Selskap, and altar guild. She loved to go shopping, baking and enjoyed passing the tradition of lefse making to her grandchildren. She enjoyed her morning coffees with her friends. Judy and Dave also loved to travel. She was an encourager of people, who liked making people feel special and she made family get togethers meaningful. She taught her kids and grandkids and great-grandkids the love of Jesus and looked at life with gratitude, humility and the blessings of her Lord.
Judy passed away in the peace and comfort of her own home on January 2, 2021. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be sent to Elim Lutheran Church in Randall or the ISU Foundation in Ames.
Thank you to all the home care givers for their loving care and thoughtfulness for Judy through the years.
Soderstrum Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements
Published by Story City Herald from Jan. 15 to Jan. 20, 2021.