Obituary of Marion Patricia Larsen
Marion Patricia (Isaacks) Larsen, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away peacefully Friday, May 6, 2022, after a brief battle with cancer. Marion, born August 27, 1941, grew up in Independence, Missouri, a block away from long-time family friends President Harry and First Lady Bess Truman. In 7th grade, her family moved to Minnesota, settling in White Bear Lake. There she met Sheldon Larsen whom she married in 1960 (62 years in June).
Marion graduated from White Bear Lake High School in 1959. Initial plans to attend nursing school fell by the wayside as the call to weave her masterpiece as wife, mother, and family matriarch won out. Marion and Sheldon lived in White Bear Lake for 42 years, retiring to life at the lake in Wright, Minnesota in 2002.
Marion’s life is celebrated by thousands of hearts touched by her loving, friendly, and thoughtful approach to living her best life in her career with Kmart, American Laminating, CI Title, Agri-Peat, and her dedicated service to organizations such as Job’s Daughters, Eastern Star (Mistletoe Chapter #96 Worthy Matron in 1968), and church. Marion loved reading, being social, and spending time with family and friends. She will be missed!
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dick and Pat Isaacks; and brother John Isaacks.
Marion is survived by her husband Shel (aka. “Red”); two sons, Robert (Mary) and John (Kate); daughter Sheila (Pete); nine grandchildren, Peter (Emily), Matthew, Kenny (Lindsay), Slater, Calvin, Jackson, Spark, Paige, and Mackenzie; two great-grandchildren, Alyce and John Raphael; and one sister, Carole (Andi).
Visitation: 12:00 p.m. until the 1:00 p.m. memorial service Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Wright, MN. Luncheon will follow service. Burial will be in Wright Public Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet. To sign the guest book and leave an online tribute, www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.