Marilyn J. Larson

Marilyn J. Larson, 81, of Sumner, died Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 23, 2018, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner with Rev. Tracy Hinkel officiating. Interment will follow at St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at the St. John Lutheran Parish Hall and for one hour preceding the service at the church on Monday. The family suggests that memorials be made in her name to St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner, Sumner Women’s Civic Club, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. 

Marilyn Jean, daughter of Leo Kloster and Arlene (Mork) Kloster was born July 21, 1936, at the hospital in West Union. She was baptized July 29, 1936, and confirmed June 4, 1950, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in West Union. Marilyn graduated from West Union High School in 1954. On February 26, 1955, she was united in marriage with Arthur D. Larson at St. Olaf Lutheran Church. To this union, two sons were born, Keith and Tom. Marilyn worked as a secretary at Harms Insurance in Sumner for many years prior to her retirement. She was a long time member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner and the Sumner Women’s Civic Club. Marilyn enjoyed playing cards, bowling, golfing, baking, making her homemade bread for her family, crocheting, quilting, watching the Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Cubs, and Green Bay Packers, but most especially cherished the time spent with her sons and their wives, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Marilyn is survived by her husband, Arthur of Sumner; two sons, Keith (Lynnette) Larson and Tom (Layna) Larson, both of Sumner; four grandchildren, Wendy (Shane) Wentzel of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Kyle (Rebecca) Larson of Sumner, Kara Larson of Waterloo, and Ashley Larson of Arlington; five great-grandchildren, Chase, Carter, and Zachary Wentzel, and Riley and Dayton Larson; two sisters-in-law, Loree Kloster of Ankeny and Alta Parkin of Eldridge.

In addition to her parents, Leo and Arlene Kloster, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Kloster.


Rick Hibben on July 23, 2018 at 11:19 AM said:

Art and family,

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother.

It is a loss that will be felt for a very long time, but a lifetime of wonderful memories.

God Bless
Denny and Karen Hughes on July 22, 2018 at 6:52 PM said:

Our deepest sympathies to the extended Larson/Kloster family on Marilyn's passing. Wishing you all grace and peace in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Tom and Mary Lou Benson on July 22, 2018 at 9:40 AM said:

Heartfelt sympathy to you, Art .. and your entire family. Remember first meeting you at Bendy's class reunions .. and how friendly Marilyn always was to me then .. and at various volleyball games we all attended. We are thinking of you at this difficult time. In prayer, Bendy and Mary Lou Benson
Sue Shonka and family on July 22, 2018 at 4:49 AM said:

Deepest sympathy to the Larson Family. May God comfort you and your family in your time of loss.
Gene and Jeanne Heineman on July 21, 2018 at 1:19 PM said:

Larson Family-So sorry for your loss. Marilyn was a grand person. Remember all the good times.
Gerald and Carol Miner on July 20, 2018 at 8:57 PM said:

May God comfort and guide you all in the days ahead. Marilyn was such a nice lady-always fun to be around. Hold tight to your memories-they become our treasuresC
Jane Milnes on July 20, 2018 at 9:55 AM said:

Art and extended sincere sympathy regarding Marilyns death...May God's love and grace give you peace and comfort....
Mike and Nancy Petersen on July 19, 2018 at 9:46 PM said:

So sorry to read of Marilyn's passing-she was always such a joy to visit with. Art, you and your entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers. God's peace be with you all.
Judy Zupke on July 19, 2018 at 2:29 PM said:

Art and family, I am so sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing. She was such a kind lady and she will be missed her in this neighborhood. My thoughts and prayers to all of you at this time and in the days ahead! Remember, God only takes the very best and he just gained another angel!

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