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.