Feb. 13, 1916-Oct. 28, 2012
CANBY - Services for Emily Larsen, 96, of Canby, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Birk Funeral Home in Canby with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Canby City Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Canby Hospice or donor's choice.
She died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, peacefully with her sons at her side at Sunset Assisted Living Center in Canby.
Emily was born Feb. 13, 1916, in Fortier Township, Yellow Medicine County, to John and Anna (Hradecka) Moravetz. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Canby. Emily attended rural country school near her parents' home in Fortier Township. After she completed school, she worked on the farm alongside her parents. Emily married Fred Larsen at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Canby on April 28, 1939. After their marriage, they started their life on the farm in Norman Township.
Emily loved everything about being home on the farm. Her passion was to be in the kitchen either cooking or baking. She was always a gracious hostess and loved to entertain. In her spare time, she loved her flowers, music, fishing, dancing, crocheting and sewing. Emily and Fred were able to escape the Minnesota winters by traveling to south Texas, which they did for several years. Shortly after Fred's passing in 1995, Emily moved off the farm and into the Sara Ann Apartments in Canby. In 2003, she moved to Sunset Assisted Living where she resided until her passing.
Survivors include her two sons, Richard (and Bev) Larsen of Canby and Norman (and Sandy) Larsen of Burkburnett, Texas; six grandchildren, Laura Larsen Rusch (and Tony), Kirsten Marcus, Robert (and Tonya) Larsen, Danielle (and Arlo) Cain, Erin Larsen (and special friend, Tim Binder) and Eric Larsen; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Juranek; and many nieces and nephews.
Emily was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Roy Moravetz and sister, Helen Peterson.
Blessed be her memory.