Mildred Jean Larson

Jean Larson, 95, of Waukon died Monday, August 18, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society-Waukon. Funeral services were held Friday, August 22 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon, with Rev. Lynn G. Groe officiating. Burial was at God's Acre Cemetery, Clermont. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon assisted the family with arrangements.
Mildred Jean Larson was born May 30, 1919 on her grandparents' farm in rural Monona, the daughter of Joseph LaVern and Alys Gertrude (Clausen) Flack. She was baptized and confirmed in her faith and attended Ion country school in rural Monona.
March 1, 1935, she married Clarence Gilman Larson at the Waterville Lutheran Church parsonage in Waterville. Jean and Clarence farmed together for many years before retiring in 1975. They moved into Waukon in 1994. Jean has been a resident at the Good Samaritan Society-Waukon since August of 2012.
Jean was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. She enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable gardens, embroidering her quilts, fishing, and playing cards.
Survivors include her children, Robert Larson of Waterville, Shirley (Kermit) Peterson of Rudd, Sharon (Daniel) Sonnicksen of Oelwein and Sandi (Mitchell) Schnuelle of Castalia; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Ethel Flack of Monona; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 63 years, Clarence, who died in 1998; a daughter-in-law, Eleanor Larson; and three brothers, Manford, Marvin and Wayne Flack.
Casketbearers were Rick and Russell Larson, Roger, Ryan and Reid Peterson, and Jeremy Hansmeier.
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