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Edith M. Hamm Larson

May 7, 1913 — August 24, 2012

Edith Hamm Larson, 99, of Princeton, MN, formerly Page, ND, died Friday, August 24, 2012 at the Elim Home Care Center in Princeton, MN. Edith Hamm Larson was born May 7, 1913 on the family farm near Page, North Dakota to Erl and Myrtle (Walker) Klessig. She lived on the family farm until October of 1929, when she married Lt Hamm. They then moved around to various locations in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota; at one time running a merry-go-round, which traveled to small towns during the summer months. They finally settled in Fargo, ND, where Lt Hamm worked for the Branick Tire Company until his retirement in 1968. The couple then spent winters in Tucson and Yuma Arizona, returning to MN and ND in the summers until Lt’s death in 1980. They were blessed with five children: Joyce, Shirley, Harland, Alvina and Victoria. Edith then married Clarence Larson in August of 1982. They continued to live in Yuma, AZ during the winter months and Lanesboro, MN in the summer until his death in 1997. Edith then continued to live in Yuma in the winter and returned to various locations in MN, ND and Lodi, CA in the summers. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and gave her life to the Lord in the Baptist Church in Lodi, CA. Edith loved dancing, playing cards and visiting with friends and relatives. She was known for her delicious lemon pies. In later years she enjoyed riding her three wheeled bike around the trailer park and amazed residents with her level of energy. In the spring of this year, because of declining physical and mental health, Edith came back to Minnesota and rented an assisted living apartment in Princeton. She later transferred to the Elim Home Care Center where she passed away on August 24, 2012. She is survived by three daughters, Joyce Rieck of Brooklyn Center, MN, Shirley (Melvin Klein) Olson of Lodi, CA and Alvina (James) Scouton of Zimmerman, MN; one son, Harland Hamm of Fargo, ND; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren and two step daughters: Lois Bergan and Louise Schulz. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Lt Hamm and Clarence Larson; one daughter, Vickie Keenen; two step sons: Charles Larson and Odell Larson and three sons-in-law. Visitation: Will be one hour prior to the service at the church in Page, ND. Funeral Service: 11:00 AM Thursday, August 30, 2012 at the Page United Methodist Church in Page, ND. Burial: Page Cemetery
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