Avis Larson, 96, of Dell Rapids and a former Oldham area resident died, Sunday June 5, 2016 at the Dell Rapids Nursing Home. Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 8, at the Oldham Lutheran Church in Oldham with the Rev. Joanne Nagele officiating. Burial is in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery at Oldham. On-line condolences may be left at Johnson & Henry Funeral Home.
Avis Orlinda Eide was born on March 14, 1920, to John and Johanna “Jennie” Eide. She attended grade school and high school at Trent, SD until March 1937 when her family moved to Oldham and Avis graduated from Oldham High School in 1938.
Avis married Olaf Larson on her parents’ farm west of Oldham on Nov. 30, 1939. Avis and Olaf moved to the Larson homestead in October of 1942.
Avis was a member of Oldham Lutheran Church, taught Sunday school, member of Ladies Aid, Cemetery Society and Merry Homemakers Club. Avis and Olaf enjoyed traveling and were able to travel to Norway, Denmark and Sweden.
Avis moved to Dells Nursing and Rehab Center on Aug. 13, 2008.
She is survived by her children; Ardys (Rodney) Christiansen, Marilyn (Warren) Lingbeck, Dianne (Don) Halverson and Douglas (Laurie) Larson, 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Olaf on March 11, 2005, three brothers Edwin, Marvin and Jallen Eide.