January 8, 2015

Rose M. Larson

Larson, Rose obit photo 2ROSE M. LARSON, age 82, of Lincoln passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Hospital surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 1015 Lancaster Lane, Lincoln.  Rev. Kimberlee Osborn will officiate. Interment will directly follow at Wyuka Cemetery, 3600 “O” Street, Lincoln.  There will be a private viewing for Rose’s family and her close friends at Wyuka Funeral Home on Saturday morning from 9:30 – 10:30.

Rose was born in Pomeroy, Iowa in 1932 to Art and Mary (Doyen) Merk; she was raised as part of a farming household, with three brothers, on a 240 acre farm in Manson, IA.  Rose could always get her father’s B John Deere tractor started in the winter even when he couldn’t; she would take the spark plugs out and warm them up in the cattle tank.  She attended Teacher’s College in Northern Iowa after graduating High School at Manson High; she taught school in Renwick, IA where she met her husband Merlyn.  She was married to Merlyn Larson in 1954 in Pomeroy; together they raised five children – Ron, Randy, Mike, Michelle, and Rod.  Rose is retired from the Lincoln Public School System and retail at Miller & Paine/Dillards.  Rose’s childhood church was First Evangelical & Reformed Church – where she was baptized, married and confirmed; she is now a member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church.  She was an active member of Bridge Circles in Lincoln and greatly enjoyed being a part of her family and grandchildren’s lives.

May her memory be blessed.


  1. I am so sorry about Rose’s rather unexpected passing. May God surround you with love and light and bring you peace.

  2. My thoughts and prayers goes out to the family of Rose Larson.

  3. My thoughts and prayers go out to Rose Larson

  4. We always enjoyed spending an afternoon playing bridge with Rose… especially the travel time to and from the game when we had time to visit and catch up on the week’s activities.

    Rose was a special lady and friend and we’re blessed to know her. We will miss her positive attitude, cheerful smile and interesting stories.

  5. My condolences to the family during this difficult time. I am truly sorry for your loss. Please find comfort and hope in God’s promise found at Revelation 21:3,4.


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