In Memory of Roselee Larson
Roselee Larson was born in St. Paul, Minnesota to Allen and Elna Metcalf, the fourth of 6 children. She was the longest living sibling of her sisters and brothers. She married Vern Larson on August 8, 1942. Vern joined the United States Army and served as a career soldier and officer in the Pacific, Post-war Japan and France. He also served in Colorado, New Orleans, Korea, Germany and Duluth, Minnesota. Military service defined their life. Vern preceded Roselee in death on March 17, 2005. They had been married for nearly 63 years. They both retired from 3M St. Paul to Lake Vermillion in the early ’70s.
The First Lutheran Church in Cumberland was their church home for over 40 years. Roselee sang in the choir and enjoyed participating in her circle. They had many friends in the congregation.
Roselee enjoyed entertaining, sewing, knitting, playing the piano and autoharp. They loved their lake home on Vermillion, surrounded by wonderful neighbors who have been their friends for many years. She took great delight in volunteering at the Cumberland nursing home providing nail care for the residents. She sought out those who were lonely and would sing old hymns and listen to their life stories.
Roselee and Vern enjoyed traveling in their motorhome throughout the United States and meeting military friends.
She is survived by children Charlotte (Mike) Neely of Woodbury, MN, Vern (Kathleen) Larson of Marine on St. Croix, MN, Vianne (Allan) Bjornberg of Westminster, CO, 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Corinne Metcalf of Maplewood,MN, many nieces/nephews and dear friend and caregiver Valerie Hegg of Turtle Lake, WI.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 AM Monday, September 30, 2019, at the First Lutheran Church in Cumberland.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church music/building program.
Skinner Funeral Home of Cumberland is serving the family.
First Lutheran Church - 1180 8th Ave. Cumberland, WI