Mary Lou Larson

Mary Lou Larson


February 14, 1943 - June 5, 2024


Mary Lou Larson, 81, of St. Paul, MN, died Wednesday, June 5, 2024, in Sioux Falls under hospice care. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, June 12, at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell.

Mary Lou Larson was born February 14, 1943, to Milo and Harriet (Vickers) Larson. Mary Lou grew up in Mt. Vernon, SD, and graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 1961. After high school, Mary Lou graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell where she received her teaching degree. She then taught school for almost 20 years in Cottage Grove, MN. She then helped manage numerous apartment buildings with her beloved Roland H. Johnson.

Mary Lou was an avid gardener and took great pride in her flowers and her yard. She enjoyed shopping at green houses and relaxing in her gazebo admiring her flowers and plants. Mary Lou also enjoyed meeting at Hardy’s with her friends, and the many trips back to South Dakota with Roland to visit family and friends.

Mary Lou is survived by her significant other, Roland H. Johnson; sister, Lois Bamberg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Larson.


Wednesday, June 12, 2024
2:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Dennis Johnson on June 9, 2024
I'm Roland's brother and we've shared many years of growing together and understanding what an amazingly relationship Roland and Mary Lou shared. For 63 years they shared a loving daily commitment. They would talk each evening they were apart, and never missed a call. I hope and my family can in some way help to heal and mitigate the huge loss he feels for his soul mate.
Posted by Rocky & Dina Smith on June 7, 2024
Thanks for the memories. Thank you for being there for the kids,who are now adults, when they were youngsters. Working together while I was painting andyou, managing, cleaning building and apartments many breakfasts at Hardee's for years and lunch at Wendy's.You loved all your feline babies and they loved you. I can see you in heaven surrounded by them all❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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