Mary Diane Larson, age 71, of Maple Grove, passed away peacefully on February 10, 2017.
Mary received a degree in Education from the University of Minnesota. She spent
33 years teaching in the Robbinsdale School District, one of the last schools
being Forest Elementary in Crystal, MN. She was dedicated to her students and
to her fellow educators. She was a person who really cared. It took a number of
years for her to fully retire because she would always fill in when needed.
Mary was always willing to help in anyway she could. She was respected and
loved by all.
Mary was never one for the limelight, but she certainly was one of the brightest stars. She touched so many lives. Her passing is a great loss to all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Danna and Marie Felix.
She is survived by her loving husband, Dale; son, Brent(Stephanie) Larson; her grandchildren Tiegan and Sophia Larson; her sister, Judy Trutwin; and her brother, Dennis(Susan) Felix.
A memorial gathering will be held 4-7 PM Thursday, February 16, 2017, at
Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, 6000 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center, MN
Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society.
Our son recently passed away and of course you never expect to have to deal with this for your children so my wife and I were not only devastated but didn’t know what to do or where to turn next. Evans-Nordby was recommended to us by our Priest and I’m so glad he did. From the moment I talked to Tina on the phone I could tell we were in good hands as she took care of every detail. We met with her the next day and she went through all the aspects of what we were to expect in the coming days, weeks, then months ahead. Every employee we had contact with at Evans-Nordby was kind, compassionate and extremely professional. Thanks Tina and to all at Evans-Nordby for making an unbearable experience at least tolerable.