Sharon Frances Larson, Monticello

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Sharon (Sherry) Frances Larson, age 70, of Monticello, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Sharon was born June 25, 1947, in Springfield, MN, to Ralph and Frances (Ludwig) Eichten.  The sixth of eight children, Sharon lived in Wanda, MN, until she was two when the family moved to Ethan, SD, where she attended school until she was 12. The family then moved to Maple Lake, MN, where she went to St. Timothy’s Catholic and Maple Lake Public Schools. She married David Larson on April 10, 1964, in Northwood, IA. Together they were blessed with two children, Kevin and Paula.  The family lived in Maple Lake until moving to Monticello in 1986. Sharon had a daycare for a while and worked part-time in Minneapolis for 30 years. She loved country music, reading, dancing, playing cards and slots, taking pictures; but most of all spending time with her grand and great-grandchildren. She loved cooking and especially baking for her children, grand and great-grandchildren and special friends. She was a member of St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Monticello. Sharon is survived by her children, Kevin (Anne) of Clearwater and Paula (Todd) Roberts of Monticello; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Joyce Schneider of Mitchell, SD, Ralph (Karen) Eichten of Mountain Home, AR, Darlene Eichten of Maple Lake, MN, Carol (Lawrence) Wurm of Maple Lake, MN, Lawrence (Red) (Cathi) Eichten of Mesa, AZ, Russell (Bev) Eichten of Holdingford, MN, Pat (Fred) Culp of Monticello; brother-in-law, Loren (Lynda) Larson of Buffalo, MN, Ken Remer of Rogers, MN; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, David; parents, Ralph and Frances Eichten; brother, Dennis (Pete) Eichten; brother-in-law, James Schneider; grandson, Jeremy Larson; special friend, Joe Caldwell.  Funeral service was Tuesday, July 18, at 11 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church, 1001 7th St. E. in Monticello. Visitation was on Monday, July 17, from 4-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, 250 East Broadway in Monticello, and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.  Burial was at St. Henry Catholic Cemetery.
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