Dorothy Larson

Dorothy Larson

Dorothy Larson, 76, of LaMoure, ND, passed away October 16, 2014 at Parkside Lutheran Nursing Home, Lisbon, ND.

Dorothy May, daughter of Earl and Esther (Bohnenkamp) Smith was born April 27, 1938 at home near Straubville, North Dakota. She graduated from Cogswell High School in 1956 and then moved to LaMoure, where she was employed at Dick's Caf. She was united in marriage to Jerald Larson on February 27, 1959. They raised their family in LaMoure, where they also enjoyed having a house full of daycare kids for 40 years. Dorothy loved kids. Each one of them had a special place in her heart, and it was like going to grandma & grandpa's house. She also loved all kinds of animals, especially horses and dogs. She had a love for cooking and baking, and shared it generously with family and friends. What Dorothy loved the most were her grandchildren, who brought her much joy and happiness. Jerald passed away on March 12, 2013, and Dorothy entered the nursing home on March 18, 2013. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, and was also an Auxiliary member for many years.

She is survived by her children, James (Wanda) Larson, LaMoure, Kathleen (Dave) Knutson, Litchville, ND, Susan (Bruce) Rienstra, LaMoure, and Thomas (Doneen) Larson, Tioga, ND; grandchildren, Elijah Larson, Taylor (Traci) Larson, Cody (Nick) Jacobson, McKenzie Ensrud, Natasha (Matt) Anderson, Joshua (Vanessa) Knutson, Brittney (Brent) Salzer, Andrena (Joel) Andersen, Ethan Rienstra, Tessa Larson, and Caitlin (Scott) Olson; and 17 great-grandchildren. Dorothy is also survived by a brother, Walt Smith, Rock River, WY; sisters, Mary Lou (Jerome) Fick, Litchville, ND and Carol (Gerald) Pischel, Beulah, ND; and brothers & sisters-in-law, Robert (Margret) Larson, Edgeley, ND, Gayle (Larry) Shuck, Bismarck, ND, John (Marlys) Freadhoff, Valley City, ND, and Alice Larson, LaMoure. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jerald, brothers Dwayne and Dale, and sister Donna Pahl.

A prayer service will be held on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. and her memorial service will be Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. both at Church of the Nazarene, LaMoure. An on-line guestbook may be signed at