Doris M. Larson, 94 of Crooks died Monday, November 9, 2015 at Good Samaritan Village in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 PM Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Benton Lutheran Church, rural Crooks. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Condolences may be left at www.minnehahafuneralhome.com.
Doris M. Larson was born May 7, 1921 near Valley Springs to parents Roy and Amanda (Thorvaldson) Thulin. She grew up in the Valley Springs area and graduated from Valley Springs High School.
Doris married Clarence “Shorty” Larson September 26, 1945. They farmed in the Crooks area until moving into Sioux Falls in 1995. Doris became a resident of Good Samaritan Village in September of 2011.
Doris was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Valley Springs and was an active member of Benton Lutheran Church, WELCA and couples club. Doris enjoyed bingo and bowling and attending grandchildren’s school activities.
Doris is survived by a daughter, Arlene Fersdahl, Dell Rapids; a son, Darryll (Jan) Larson, Crooks; five grandchildren; Tammy Fockler, Cathy (Jerry) Muston, Jason(Erica) Fersdahl, Sue (Pat) Moore, Brad (Heather) Larson; ten great grandchildren, Haley, Joe, Sam, Matt, Braden, Lincoln, Ellie, Riley, Cole and Alex; a brother in law, Newell (Jean) Larson, Hartford; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence (Shorty) Larson in 2002; her parents; sister, Louise Benson; and brothers, Donald and Raymond Thulin.