Gloria (Aspenson) Larson, 91
Fri, 10/04/2019 - 2:50pm admin
July 15, 1928 —
Oct. 2, 2019
CRESCO - Gloria (Aspenson) Larson, age 91, of Cresco, Iowa, died on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at Evans Memorial Home in Cresco.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at First Lutheran Church in Cresco, with Pastor Leo Combs-Lay officiating. Visitation will be on Friday, Oct. 4, at the church from 5-8 p.m. and will continue for one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will take place at Oak Lawn Cemetery following the service.
Gloria Ann Lee was born on July 15, 1928, the daughter of Jacob and Anna (Hegtvedt) Lee. She graduated from Decorah High School and taught at a one-room school house until her marriage to Don Aspenson in 1948. She resided in Cresco while raising her family with Don. She was active in the life of First Lutheran Church and her community. Don died in 1986.
After being widowed for five years, she married Walter Larson on Aug. 3, 1991, and they resided in Waukon, Iowa. They enjoyed life together until his passing in 2011. Gloria returned to Cresco to the assisted living to be closer to her family. Since she was young, she enjoyed playing golf, dancing and entertaining.
Her greatest joy was spending time with family and friends. Gloria was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Many have been blessed by her years of faithfully calling, sending cards and letters and the prayers she prayed. Gloria’s strong faith and her love for Jesus was reflected in everything she did. She was truly a Proverbs 31 woman in the eyes of the Lord and her children. “Her children rise up and called her blessed.” “But a woman who fears the Lord she shall be praised.” (Proverbs 31:28,30).
Gloria is survived by her children Don (Marcia) Aspenson of Tulsa, Okla., Susan Gould of Houston, Texas, Dianne (Coit) DuBose of Oklahoma City, Okla., Gary (Marlene) Aspenson of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, Jim (Mary) Aspenson of Wichita, Kan., Julie Aspenson of Cresco, Mark (Tami) Aspenson of Waterloo, Iowa, Janet Blessum of Des Moines, Iowa, Bob (Wei Wei) Larson of Florence, Ala., Pam (Larry Moore) Larson of Harpers Ferry, Iowa, Craig (Rhonda Gardner) of Howell, Mich., Peg Larson of Minneapolis, Minn. and Jody Larson of Minneapolis; 21 grandchildren; 18 great-grand- children; and two great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Keith (Gert) Lee; brother-in-law, Dean Hagen; and sister-in-law Harriet Norland.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Anna Lee; husbands, Don Aspenson and Wally Larson; her sister, LaRue Hagen; and son-in-law, Kirk Roggensack.
Memorials are preferred to RAU-Reaching Africa’s Unreached https://reachingafricasunreached.org/ or Midwest Mission Bible Training Center, Cresco.