Delores Elaine Larson passed away peacefully on March 5 at 7:45 p.m. at Bethany Life Nursing Home and Suncrest Hospice. She was born on Oct. 15, 1924, in Jewell, Iowa, to Joseph and Anna Olson. She attended country school and later taught at country school. She attended Waldorf College in Forest City. She married Frederick Larson on Sept. 24, 1944. They lived happily together until 2011 when Frederick passed away.
Delores was a faithful member of Elim Lutheran Church, sang in the Elim choir for years, taught Sunday School, was involved with the ELCA and ALCW, faithfully helped with Selscap and was organist also at Elim for years. She was member of the GK Study Club (Gaining Knowledge) for years. She was employed by the Story City Memorial Hospital for years and shared her caring love to hundreds of patients there. Delores was an exquisite Norwegian baker and cook! Her lefse, potato cakes, berliners, krumkakkers and rosettes were highly sought after by everyone!
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick; parents; sister-in-law, Pauline Grove; sister, Betty Rorem; and brother, Emmett Olson. She was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, John Dimmick.
She is survived by her son, Richard Larson, of Story City; daughter, Karen Dimmick, of Columbus, Ohio; sister, JoAnn Teigland, of Klamath Falls, Ore.; beloved niece, Lois Slobe and her husband Rick, of Ames; and brother-in-law, Harold Rorem, of Minneapolis, Minn. She is also survived by her loving granddaughter, Jennifer Emanuele, husband Mike, and twin great-grandchildren, Effie and Dean, all of Columbus, Ohio. She will also be missed greatly by a host of friends.
Memorials may be made to Hope Ministries, Bethany Life, Riverside Bible Camp, Elim Lutheran Church or Bethel Lutheran Church
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 10, at 10:30 a.m. at Elim Lutheran Church in Randall. Burial will be in the Mt. Olive Cemetery.
Soderstrum Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.