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Wanda Mae (Wolla) Larson

Eugene, Ore.
Oct. 10, 1931 – Sept. 4, 2019

Wanda Mae (Wolla) Larson passed away on Sept. 4 at 87 years old after a brave battle with breast cancer.
She was born Oct. 10, 1931, to Arnold and Clara Wolla in Benson, Minn. Wanda graduated from Benson High School and received an
associate degree from St. Cloud State
University in St. Cloud, Minn. She married the Rev. Dr. David Frans Larson on May 31, 1952.
Wanda and David were married for 67 years and raised five children. She worked as a homemaker and then as a medical
secretary before retiring. She was known for her wide array of Scandinavian Christmas cookies and sweets, and her cookbooks are filled with dessert recipes cut from newspapers from the many communities across the country where they lived, including Cedar Rapids.
She is survived by her husband and two sons, Steven (Valerie) of New York City and Perry (Lori) of Florence, Ore.; and one daughter, Dana (Matt Doty) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She also is survived by five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca; and a son, Michael.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Eugene at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Friends are invited to sign the guestbook at musgroves.com.
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