Jo Marie Larson

Jo Marie Larson (74), of Valley City, ND, passed away January 1, 2013 in the Palliative Care Unit in Fargo, ND after battling leukemia.
Jo Marie Larson was born July 2, 1938, in Grand Forks, ND. She was the daughter of Leonard & Nora (Eide) Quamme. She graduated from New Rockford High School, then attended Grand Forks Deaconess Hospital of Nursing and graduated in 1959. She met and married William Charles Albrecht Jr. on August 21, 1960. They made their homes in Rolla, ND and McClusky, ND. After William’s death, she moved to Devils Lake, ND to continuing her nursing career. She met and married Sivert Larson, March 17, 1973. The couple farmed near Binford, ND. Sivert passed away on Sept 27, 2000, and she later moved to Valley City, ND. She was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church, and was active in making quilts with the Good Samaritans. She worked for the Young People’s Healthy Heart Program creating visual aids depicting fat in various foods.
She enjoyed wintering in Arizona, quilting, camping, watching UND Hockey games, square dancing, reading, collecting recipes and trying them out. She was a member of the Sons of Norway of Cooperstown.
She is survived by her 7 daughters, Charlotte (Kjell) Haaland, Cooperstown, ND. Connie (Jerry) Iverson, Binford, ND. Jennifer (Robert) Feller, Surrey, ND. Brenda Larson, Mesa, AZ. Jodi (Michael) Ronningen, Valley City, ND. Vicki (Kyle) Brandt, Sacramento, CA. Kari (Peter) Lewis, Sabin, MN. 18 grandchildren, John (RaeAnn) and Paul (Brenda) Haaland, Sonya (Ken) Iverson-Kraft, Jack (Heather) Iverson, Brian (Lisa) and Christopher Saxberg, Jason (Colleen), Jeff (Lynze) and Jeremy (Jade) Feller, Erik and Amber Boschee, Kyle, Kendall and Kassidy Ronningen, Kelsi Brandt, Logan, Mariah and Peyton Lewis. 30 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Janet Stromsodt, and a grandson, Roy Haaland.
Funeral services for Jo will be held at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Valley City, ND on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm in the Cooperstown Funeral Chapel, Cooperstown, ND. Interment will be Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm in the Binford Cemetery, Binford, ND. Arrangements with the Cooperstown Funeral Chapel.