Helen Larson, 88-year-old resident of Little Falls died Tuesday, January 24 at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 27 at 10:30 A.M. at Holy Family Catholic Church Belle Prairie with Father Ben Kociemba officiating. A visitation will be held on Friday, January 27 from 9:00 -10:30 A.M. at Holy Family Catholic Church. The burial will be held at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls.
Helen Jean Gohl was born on June 17, 1934 in Agram Township, Morrison County, Minnesota to the late Joseph J. and Anna (Otremba) Gohl. She grew up and attended school in Morrison County. Helen married the love of her life, Leonard Larson, on October 20, 1953 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierz, MN. Later, the couple made their home and raised their family in Fridley for 27 years. Helen worked at Foremost, an ice cream parlor supply company, and was a hairstylist at Holiday while the couple lived in Fridley. The couple later moved to Peavy Lake. They were blessed with four children, Duane, Annette, Debbie and Joel. Helen worked at the Pierz Villa for seven years and also owned and operated Lake View Beauty Shop from her home on Peavy Lake. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, making Afghans and dancing the polka with her husband, Leonard. She was a member of the Little Falls VFW, Holy Family Catholic Church, Christian Mother’s, St. Ann’s Mission Group and was a member of the funeral lunch committee for several years.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving; children, Duane (Karla) Larson of Little Falls, MN, Annette Wiherski of Little Falls, Debra (Louie) Stumpf of Little Falls and Joel (Melissa Piekarski) Larson of Little Falls; grandchildren, Andrew (girlfriend, Glenda Davis), Jared (Jenni) and Jimmy (Ann) Wiherski, Rick (Laura) Wacker, Billie Jo McGahey, Kayla (Andy) Lehner and Kendra (Kyle) Ortgiesen; great-grandchildren, Lauren Wiherski, Oliver Wiherski, Ellie Wacker, Jacob Oldakowski, Calvin Ortgiesen, Celia Ortgiesen, Charlotte Wacker, Zoey Wiherski, Abigail Wiherski, Isla Lehner and Deaglan McGahey and grand dogs, Piper, Buddy and Daisy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leonard; son-in-law, Donald Donnie Wiherski; siblings, Leonard Gohl, Lawrence Gohl, Alfred Gohl, Elmer Gohl, Evelyn Smith, Regina Carlson, Theresa Waytashek, Agnes Veith, Marion Veith and Dellie Tretter.
Emblom Brenny Funeral Service is Cherishing the Memory and Celebrating the Life of Helen.