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Lucille L. Larson

April 23, 1929 ~ January 8, 2020 (age 90)

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Lucille L. Larson, 90, of Smithland, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at her residence.

A funeral mass will take place at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 11, 2020, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mapleton, Iowa, with Father Richard Ball officiating. Burial will be in the Little Sioux Township Cemetery, Smithland, Iowa. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, January 10, 2020, with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. at the Rush Family Chapel in Onawa, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.

Lucille Louise was born April 23, 1929, in Mapleton, Iowa. The daughter of Jesse A. and Eleanor H. (Schleis) Uhl. She grew up on a farm five miles north-west of Mapleton and attended country school.

Lucille and Arlis W. Larson were united in marriage on June 25, 1949, in Mapleton, Iowa. To this union seven children were born: Sheila, William J., Larry, David, Kim, Dawn, and Leann.

Lucille was a homemaker and enjoyed raising and spending time with her family, where they worked side by side with Arlie on the family farm. She enjoyed embroidery, shopping, traveling, cooking, bingo, bowling, and going to the casino. She always enjoyed participating as an election worker in Smithland. 

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mapleton, Iowa, and past member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oto, Iowa, where she served on the ladies auxiliary for many years.

Survivors include her children, Sheila (Don) Van Auken of Big Canoe, GA, William J. Larson of Houston, TX, Larry (Dawn) Larson of Sioux City, IA, David (Lisa) Larson of Sioux City, IA, Kim (Larry) Shafer of Omaha, NE, Dawn (Todd) Copple of Sloan, IA, and Leann Larson of Parker, CO; sixteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; siblings, Phyllis (Vince) Ahart of Coon Rapids, MN, Gary (Jeannie) Uhl of Elkhart, IA, and Kathryn Cadwell of Fair Oaks, CA; and many nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Eleanor Uhl; her loving husband of seventy years, Arlie W. Larson, who passed away on January 4, 2020; and her brothers and sisters, Lucille’s twin- Lawrence, Howard, Paul, Clyde, Darlene, Carol, Joy, and Richard.  

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January 10, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rush Family Chapel
1629 10th Street
Onawa, IA 51040

Prayer Service
January 10, 2020

7:00 PM
Rush Family Chapel
1629 10th Street
Onawa, IA 51040

Funeral Mass
January 11, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
703 Heisler Street
Mapleton, IA 51034

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