Alice (Edstrom) Larson, 86, of McGregor, MN/Apache Junction, AZ, died suddenly December 20, 2017 due to an automobile accident in Apache Junction, AZ.
Alice was born October 20, 1931 in Minneapolis, MN to Lillian (Stay) and Alvin Edstrom. She was the third child of ten, grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from North High. In 1951 Alice married the love of her life Lowell Larson, and raised two children.
In 1971 they purchased a barn with the purpose of creating a dance hall called Larson’s Barn, with Lowell on the accordion and Alice on the dance floor. The Barn became legendary to many and Alice’s personality radiated as she graced the dancefloor. In 1975 The Barn became their permanent home and in 1991 they retired from ownership, passing the business on to their son Len and his wife Kathy who continue the legacy of The Larson’s Barn with weddings and events.
Alice established a “snow bird” residency in Apache Junction, leaving behind the cold of Minnesota for the warm sunshine of Arizona. Alice loved many but the family she had was most important to her and she loved each so completely. Alice is survived by son Len (Kathy) Larson, daughter Linda Larson, and grandchildren: Kelsey, Kurtis, Dan, Joey, and Corrie. She is also survived by her siblings Lois, Wally and Ron, and many nieces and nephews.
Alice was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Robin, parents Alvin and Lillian, husband Lowell, sisters Lorraine and Barbara, and brothers Kenneth, Alvin, Don and Dick.
A celebration of life will be held on January 20th at 11 am at Grace Lutheran Church, 48115 Lake Ave, McGregor, MN 55760. Visitation 1 hour before service, luncheon to follow.