Arlys J. Larson


Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at Graham United Methodist Church in Rice for Arlys J. Larson, age 87, of Sauk Rapids who died Feb. 3 at her home. The Rev. John Praetorius will officiate and entombment will be in Hilltop Mausoleum, Sauk Rapids. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services  Thursday at the church in Rice.

Arlys was born June 10, 1932, in Graham Township to John and Lillian (Foss) Scheel. She married Edward “Teener” Larson Aug. 5, 1951, in Dearborn. She was a homemaker and lived in Sauk Rapids since her marriage. Arlys and Teener owned and operated Larson Bus Service for many years as well as Best Western Silver Fox Motel and Restaurant in Monticello for nine years. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and Sauk Rapids Lions Club. Arlys enjoyed spending time with her family. She was loving, kind and very generous to others as well as the Sauk Rapids community.

She is survived by her sons, Jeffrey (Dawn Martin) of Sauk Rapids; Bruce of Sauk Rapids; brother, Alvin and Donna Scheel of Rice; Nancy Hamilton of Florida; Barb Larson of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, Heidi, Nicole (Gregg), Allison (Rob), Bryce, Ross and Mitchel; great grandchildren, Parker, Maralyn and Jack; personal caretaker, Makcario Johnson of Sauk Rapids;  special friend, Ted Greenwaldt of Miltona; and her loyal canine companion, Desi who was always by her side. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Teener; brother, LaVern and Lois Scheel; sister, Gladys and Orvis Anderson and daughter-in-law, Kaleidoscope Larson.

A special thank you to St. Croix Hospice and Homestead for the wonderful care given to Arlys.

Memorials are preferred to Tri-County Humane Society.

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