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Published May 29, 2013, 12:00 AM

Berniece Larson

Berniece Alice Larson, 93, passed away on May 27, 2013 at Mary Hill Manor Enderlin, ND.

Berniece was born June 24, 1919, in Fargo , ND to Martin and Helen (Sunne) Libak. She was raised in Ransom County where she attended rural schools graduating from Fort Ransom High School.

Berniece Larson

Berniece Alice Larson, 93, passed away on May 27, 2013 at Mary Hill Manor Enderlin, ND.

Berniece was born June 24, 1919, in Fargo , ND to Martin and Helen (Sunne) Libak. She was raised in Ransom County where she attended rural schools graduating from Fort Ransom High School.

On April 16, 1939 Berniece Libak and Willard Larson were married in Kathryn, ND. They farmed near Fort Ranson for five years. They moved to town later where they operated Larson's Grocery. In 1956 they moved to Fargo where Willard was employed as a house painter and Berniece was employed by S & L Department Store as a sales person from 1955 to 1996 when they moved to Bothell, WA. Berniece worked for JC Penneys in Seattle until 1992 when she and her husband retired and returned to North Dakota living in Enderlin, ND. Willard passed away in 1997.

Berniece enjoyed her flower gardens, quilting and baking. She enjoyed company. Nobody left her house hungry. She especially enjoyed visits from her children and grandchildren.

Berniece is survived by her sons Richard (Barbara) Fargo, ND, Lawrence (Debra) Enderlin, ND; daugther-in- law Gail Larson, Seattle, WA. Her sisters Jeanette Hendricks, Enderlin, Janice Eng (Pat) Fargo, ND; and sister-in-law Elsa Libak, Lisbon, ND. She leaves 9 grandchildren and 21 greatgrand children, numerous nieces and nephews.

Berniece was preceded in death by her parents, son LeRoy Larson, brothers Marvin, Howard, and Jerome Libak; and sisters Adeline Packard and Harriet Henrikson.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 10 o'clock am., Preston Cemetery, Fort Ransom, ND. Everyone is welcome.

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