Maxine Larson, of Dawson, died Sunday, August 28, 2022 at Johnson Memorial Care Center in Dawson at the age of 90.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Grace Lutheran Church in Dawson. Pastor Kendall Stelter will officiate, and entombment will be in Terrace Lawn Memory Gardens. For parking for funeral, please use Pine Street and take right in the first alley after 8th Street. Church parking lot will have no access from Chestnut Street.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 6, 2022 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Hanson & Dahl Funeral Home in Dawson with a prayer service at 6:30 PM. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. For parking for visitation, please use Pine Street and take a right on 8th Street, parking should be available in the school parking lot. No street parking will be available.
Arrangements are with Hanson & Dahl Funeral Home in Dawson.
Maxine Diane Laabs was born August 27, 1932 in Canby, MN to George and Cora (Saboe) Laabs. She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran Faith. Maxine attended and graduated from Canby High School. She was united in marriage to Orville Larson on April 22, 1951 in Canby, MN, to this union five daughters were born. After their marriage they made their home in rural Canby and farmed in their early years and later moved to Dawson.
Maxine was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Dawson where she served on a church circle. She spent many hours cross stitching, which she did several pieces and did one for each of her 17 grandchildren to give to them as they got married to treasure for years to come. She enjoyed gardening, to which she did a lot of canning from the produce of her garden. She loved to read, sew, and complete jig saw puzzles. She did many, many perms for family and friends, where a lot of coffee was drank and laughing til tears came.
Maxine was a stay at home mom until her daughters were older. She then worked at K & W Hardware for Earl & Cheryl Kloss until they sold it to Gene & Donna Maiers and then stayed on and worked for them. She also worked at Minnwest Bank and The Dawson Co-op Credit Union from where she retired. Maxine would work side by side with Orville staining and varnishing the beautiful wood pieces that Orville made. But the thing that she loved most was spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her daughters, Deanna (Jim) Nelson of Dawson, Lynn (Tim) Hilde of Vergas, Mn, Sandy (Bob) Pehrson of Dawson, Amy (David) Dahl of Dawson; son-in-law Bob Lahl of Chaska, Mn; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; sister Deloris Livermore; sister-in-law Janice Melby, and extended family and friends.
Maxine was preceded in death by her husband Orville; her parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law; daughter Patty; and brother Philo.
Blessed be her memory.