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George Larson, 81

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George W. Larson, age 81, of Welch, died peacefully due to complications of Alzheimer's Disease.

A life long farmer, who enjoyed the beauty of Praire Island and the Welch area. He enjoyed visiting, always having a story to share. He is a character that will be missed.

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A 1950 graduate of Red Wing High School, he served in the Navy, raced stock cars, and enjoyed his toys. He served on the Welch Town Board for many years.

Preceded in death by Sallee.

He is survived by his daughters, Sara Larson of Red Wing, Greta (Doug Bartels) Larson of Ellsworth, and Anna (Doug) Amy of Hastings; and family favorite, Derek Flynn; grandchildren, Andrew, and Allison Amy, and Reese, and Sidney Bartels. He is also survived his sister Bernice (Dick) Wettersten of Coleraine, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, Welch, with Pastor Bob Berthold officiating. Burial will be at Prairie Island Community Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Cross of Christ Church, or the Alzheimer's Association are preferred.

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