Wanda Larson, 94 - January 07, 2009
Wanda Lorine Larson, 94, of Imperial, originally of Gothenburg, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home.
Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 10:30 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church of Imperial with the Rev. David Kahle officiating.
Interment took place at Mount Hope Cemetery at Imperial.
Larson was born on Dec. 19, 1914, to Eilert and Anna (Buss) Ackerman at Gothenburg. She grew up in Gothenburg and graduated from Gothenburg High School.
She was united in marriage to Wilbur L. Larson on Dec. 16, 1935, at Norton, KS. The couple resided in Gothenburg. To this union, three children were born.
Larson and her husband bought a Ford dealership at Wauneta in 1954 and ultimately moved the dealership to Imperial in 1969, where she worked as a bookkeeper and accountant for Larson Motors as well as several other businesses.
Larson was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, the Zion choir and the Chase County Hospital Auxiliary.
She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, and playing bridge and bingo as well as watching sports as an avid University of Nebraska-Lincoln fan, according to family members. She also enjoyed spending winters in Arizona.
Larson was preceded in death by: her parents, Eilert and Anna; her husband, Wilbur; eight brothers and one sister; a granddaughter, Joet Haarberg.
Survivors include: her sons—Robert (Virginia) Larson of Summerfield, FL, and Alvin “Al” (Susan) Larson of Wichita, KS; her daughter, Kay (Gene) Haarberg of Imperial; sister-in-law, Marge Larson of Memphis, TN; grandchildren—Keeli and Mark Yonkers, Dirk and Elizabeth Haarberg, Robert and Michelle Larson, Tami Larson, Kara and Chad Landwehr, Jennifer and Jonathon Shockley; great-grandchildren—Andrew and Jaclyn Yonkers, Mary Lee Yonkers, Lee Larson, Carli Larson, Gabi Larson, Justin Larson, Victoria Larson, Charles Haarberg, Samuel Haarberg, Sarah Ann Shockley, Austin Wayne Shockley, Jakob Lee Landwehr, Gracie Marie Landwehr and Nathan Lee Shockley; great-great-grandchild, Hayden Rae Stuart.
Memorials are suggested to the Zion Lutheran Church of Imperial.