December 9, 1929 - January 27, 2022
Joyce Avonne Larson, 92, peacefully passed on while at Wealshire of Bloomington on January 27, 2022. Joyce was born to Samuel and Hulda (Odegaard) Nelson in Duluth, MN. She grew up in the west end of Duluth, graduating from Morgan Park High School. On September 4, 1948 Joyce married the love of her life, Robert Larson. That love endured to her final breath. For many years Joyce and Bob made their home and raised their family in Cloquet, MN before making a work related move to Lake Charles, LA. They retired to Bella Vista, AR before moving to Sartell, MN to be closer to family. Following Bob's passing in 2015 Joyce moved to Eden Prairie, living her final months at Wealshire of Bloomington, MN. Friends and family will remember Joyce as a soft spoken, kind hearted woman. She and Bob led an active life. They enjoyed square dancing, playing cards, and traveling throughout the country in their beloved motor homes to sightsee, and visit family and friends. Joyce enjoyed sewing for her girls (entire outfits), baking delicious and highly decorated Christmas cookies and various craft activities. But first and foremost Joyce enjoyed family. Her face would light up when visited by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was eagerly anticipating the arrival of another great-grandchild. Her faith and church were central to her. She was active in congregations wherever she lived participating in Sunday school, Bible studies and women's groups. Joyce is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 66 years Robert, siblings Warren Nelson, Alloyce Scott and Gene (Butch) Nelson. She is lovingly survived by her children, Stuart(Kathy) Larson of Park Rapids, MN, Cindy(Richard) Raun of Cloquet, MN and Wendy(Jess) Meisner of Prior Lake, MN as well as sister Darlene(John) Hove of Corinna, ME. Joyce is also survived by her eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the staff of Wealshire of Bloomington for the comfort and care they provided Joyce. Their compassion, kindnesses and concern for our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother during her time at Wealshire provided great peace of mind for the family. A visitation, Memorial service and luncheon will take place at Washburn-McReavy-Bloomington, MN on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. followed by a Memorial service and luncheon. In lieu of flowers memorials of individual preference are suggested.
Joyce Avonne Larson, 92, peacefully passed on while at Wealshire of Bloomington on January 27, 2022. Joyce was born to Samuel and Hulda (Odegaard) Nelson in Duluth, MN. She grew up in the west end of Duluth, graduating from Morgan Park High... View Obituary & Service Information
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