Eleanora Augusta (Dannen) Larson

eleanora (dannen) larson
Eleanora D. Larson, age 88, of New Hampton, IA passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Allen Hospital in Waterloo, IA. Eleanora Augusta Larson was born on August 18, 1924 to Ralph and Meta (Hartkopp) Dannen in Melbourne, IA. She attended and graduated from Alden High School. After graduation Eleanora worked as an operator for Iowa Falls Telephone Company for several years. She was united in marriage to Lowell Larson on February 26, 1950 in Nashua, IA at the Little Brown Church. The couple farmed near Kanawha, IA before moving to their present home near New Hampton. Eleanora was a member of Crane Creek Lutheran Church and an active member of the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed gardening; shopping, going to rummage sales, quilting with the Ladies Aid, spending time with her family and watching her grandchildren grow. Eleanora is survived by her children, Kathy (Ron) Turner of Dysart, IA, Gary (Deb) Larson of Lawler, IA, Tony Larson of Lawler, IA, Debbie (Dan) Fulks of Cedar Falls, IA, Jeff (Deb) Larson of New Hampton, Pam Larson of Clear Lake, IA and Kim (Robbie) Hilmer of Dysart, IA; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; her sisters-in-law, Ethel Dannen of Prescott, AZ, Vivian Dannen of Stuart, IA, Doris Shear of Garner, IA, Clarice Yarger of San Diego, CA and JoAnn Betten of Arizona; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lowell on June 3, 2006; her grandson, Jared Larson and brothers Don and Herb. Cemetery: Burial will be at Crane Creek Cemetery following the funeral services. Memorials may be directed to Eleanora's family. Visitation will be on Monday, July 22, 2013 from 4-8 pm at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton and will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Crane Creek Lutheran Church in rural Lawler with Pastor Vincent Fricke officiating.

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  1. Kathy, Gary, Tony, Jeff, Pam, Kim, and families,
    What a wonderful, caring person your mother was! I remember when we were growing up, we always looked forward to visits at your house because Eleanor always baked such delicious cookies and bars. Cherish a lifetime of memories of all the good times.

  2. To the Larson family,
    My thoughts and prayers for you all. I was just thinking of Eleanora the other day. I have so many memories of her and all of you. Thinking of you in your loss.

  3. Condolences to the family of Eleanora. You are in our thoughts at this difficult time…

  4. Debbie,
    You have our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your mother. She was such a caring and compassionate person and will be missed by many people who knew her. I want to apologize as I was typing in all your names and didn’t notice that I had skipped you until after it was posted. Another senior moment!

  5. In deepest sympathies. So many memories. Eleanora was always a good friend to Mom. She was a blessing to many.
    Doug and Jane Hilton

  6. Kathy, I am sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I remember seeing her years ago when she would be in Charles City. She was always so friendly! You are in our thoughts and prayers. Laura and Dale Schmitz

  7. Our thoughts and prayers to all of the Larson families. Your mom will be sorely missed by many.
    Those of us that grew up back in the day had some of the best up bringing that any child could ask for. Your mom was one of the best. She was always so kind and loving.
    We will miss her!

  8. Rockpicking was always made better when your mom was bringing lunch! She was a strong and kind lady and she will be missed by many. Take care you all.

  9. visiting Gary’s homeplace has always been such a pleasure; visiting with Eleanora and Lowell made us realize Debbie had a wonderful family in Iowa.

  10. Dear family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Eleanora”s loving kindness will be missed.

    God bless her memory.

    Daphne and Dean

  11. Pam and family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Connie Breitbach and Dennis Sorensen

  12. Kathy and family-So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Dan and Gwen Silhacek

  13. Such a sweet lady. I know she will be missed by many. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Jeff -Debbie & family
    Your Mom was a kind and caring lady. Jeff , Deb you did a lot for her and no one can take that great memory away. Your in our thoughts and prayers.
    Friends always
    Dan & Karen Rosonke & family

  15. Prayers of comfort for all of you. Your mom (grandma, great-grandma) was such a hard worker throughout her life. She was so friendly in her quiet way and her baking was some of the best. The love she had for her family was so strong, what a wonderful person she was.

    Hugs to you all, your cousins, Doug and Trish.

  16. To Kim, Pam & the Larson Family, condolences to you all. May the support of each other, faith & fond memories guide & heal you.

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