Winnifred M. Larson

Winnifred M. Larson, 90, of Cambridge, died peacefully May 10, 2012 at Johanna Shores Care Center in Arden Hills.

Winnifred Marie Larson was born March 28, 1922 in Aitkin County, Minnesota to Earl and Esther (Kilmer) McCullough. She attended country school and then graduated from Isle High School. After high school she received her LPN from Vocational Hospital Nursing School in Minneapolis. On March 23, 1947 Winnie married Richard Glen Larson at First Baptist Church in Milaca. They made their home in Milaca and Stanchfield until 1954 when they moved to Cambridge. That same year Winnie started working as a nurse at the Cambridge Clinic where she worked until her retirement. Winnie was an active member of First Baptist Church. She and Richard managed the nursery at the church for many years. They were servants of the church and of the body of Christ.

She will be lovingly remembered by her three children, Rodney (Gwen) Larson of St. Paul, Rosemarie (Ray) Maki of Youngstown, Ohio, and Raeann (Bill) Schmidt of Coon Rapids; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.  Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard in 2009; brother, Duell McCullough, and sister, Mable Berglund.

A memorial service will be held Monday, May 14 at 11 a.m. First Baptist Church in Cambridge with Rev. Bob Jonsson and Rev. Rodney Larson officiating. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service. Rev. Bill MacKinney will serve as soloist, Carlota Lund as pianist, and special music will be also provided by grandson Todd Maki. Interment is in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to First Baptist Church, Children’s Shelter of Cebu and Bethel University. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel.