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Lori L. Larson

Lori Lynn Larson, 51, of Bemidji, Minn., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family and many friends, at the Fargo Sanford Medical Center Intensive Care Unit on Saturday, October 6, 2012.

Lori was born September 26, 1961 in Minneapolis, Minn. to Dorothy and Dennis Larson. She was a graduate of Park Senior High School in Cottage Grove, Minn.

The focus of her life’s mission was raising the greatest gifts in her life: her three daughters, Ashley, Amanda and Kaitlyn, and becoming a registered nurse after being inspired by taking care of her maternal grandmother.

Lori achieved her RN degree at Inver Hills Community College. She moved to Bemidji and began work as an RN at North Country Regional Hospital, where she tried to make a real difference for her patients.

Lori was a person known for her unconditional acceptance of people. She knew the greatest treasures in life were God, love, family and friends. She was an active member of the ELCA People’s Church in Bemidji and especially loved children, youth and the elderly. She felt especially blessed to be a grandmother.

She will be sorely missed by her daughters, granddaughter, her parents, sisters and brother, and nieces and nephews and her many friends. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Harry and Helen Larson, Roy and Edna Erickson.

Lori’s family members include her three daughters, Ashley Sprandel Jallow, Amanda Sprandel and Kaitlyn Larson; granddaughter, Zamiah Sprandel; parents, Dorothy and Dennis Larson; sisters, Donna Bourgoin, Lynda (David) Kuhn and Lisa (Randy) Larson; brother, Dennis D. (Linda) Larson; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A casual memorial service celebrating the life of Lori Lynn Larson will be held Sunday, October 21 at the American Indian Resource Center on the Bemidji State University campus, 1500 Birchmont Drive NE, Bemidji.

Lunch will be served at noon with services following at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please note: People’s Church will hold the regularly scheduled services on Sunday, October 21 at the American Indian Resource Center, Bemidji State University.

Cards and memorials can be forwarded to Ashley Jallow, Amanda Sprandel and Kaitlyn Larson, PO Box 1797, Bemidji, MN 56619.