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Published April 14, 2013, 12:00 AM

Joan {Martin} Larsen

Joan (Martin) Larsen, 81, of Pelican Rapids, MN went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, AZ.

Joan was born on December, 31 1931 in Hatton, ND. After graduating from Hatton High School, she attended Interstate Business College. She married Ray Martin and they lived and farmed at Hunter, ND. They later moved to Fargo, ND. She is survived by their 4 children: Scott (Deb) Martin, Fargo ND, Brent (DeAnna) Martin, Casselton, ND, Jan (Mike) Short, Prescott Valley, AZ, and Kay (Brad) Lewis, Moorhead, MN. 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Joan {Martin} Larsen

Joan (Martin) Larsen, 81, of Pelican Rapids, MN went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, AZ.

Joan was born on December, 31 1931 in Hatton, ND. After graduating from Hatton High School, she attended Interstate Business College. She married Ray Martin and they lived and farmed at Hunter, ND. They later moved to Fargo, ND. She is survived by their 4 children: Scott (Deb) Martin, Fargo ND, Brent (DeAnna) Martin, Casselton, ND, Jan (Mike) Short, Prescott Valley, AZ, and Kay (Brad) Lewis, Moorhead, MN. 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

After Ray’s death, Joan married John Larsen and they lived at Pelican Lake, MN and Sun City, AZ. She is survived by John and his family: Steve (Trudy) Larsen, Barnesville, MN, Gary Larsen, Mound, MN, Ann Beck, Duluth, MN, and Doris Ripley and Dan, Pelican Rapids, MN. 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Joan is also survived by her sisters: Gail (Gordon) Bischoff, Jamestown, ND, Deon (James) Gebhard, Kailua, HI, Cathy (David) Busch, Larkspur, CA, brother: Arthur (Cheryl) Anderson, Gresham, OR. Sister-in-laws, Ruth Opp, Fargo, ND, Miriam Larsen, Tulsa, OK, Naomi (Larry) Engel, Little Falls, MN, Fern Smith, Fargo, ND and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Ray, and a great-granddaughter, Aubrey.

Visitation: Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm with a prayer service at 7pm in West Funeral Chapel, West Fargo.

Memorial Service: Monday, April 22, 2013 at 11 am in Zion Lutheran Church on Lake Franklin, Pelican Rapids, MN with visitation an hour prior.

Online: westfuneralhome.com

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