Evelyn Ruth Larson was born June 29, 1921, at White Lake, SD, to Fred and Meta (Dethlefsen) Schroeder. She attended grade school at White Lake and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1939. After high school she was employed at S. S. Kresge and Loon Motor. On December 15, 1945, she married John R. Larson at Zion Lutheran Church in Mitchell. She was employed with Dr. R. A. Weber for 15 years and Geyerman’s Dress Shop until her retirement. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, the VFW Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by three children: Marla (Ron) Sande of Rapid City; Alan (Deanne) Larson of Mitchell; Judy Larson of Burnsville, MN; five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and one sister, Margaret (Paul) Everson of Mitchell.
She was preceded in death by her husband John in 2011, her parents, three brothers and one sister.