Estella Audrey Larson Aug. 28, 1932 – Jan. 17, 2020


CLOQUET, Minn. – Estella “Tippy” Audrey Larson, 87, journeyed home to be with the Lord while surrounded by loving family at her son’s home on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. 

She was born Aug. 28, 1932, to Walter and Esther (Runstrom) Bensen in Cloquet, the second of six children. 

Tippy married George Larson on Feb. 16, 1952. They lived first in Duluth, Minn., then Proctor, Minn., finally moving to a farm in Esko, Minn., in 1959, where together they raised their family. In 1980, they moved to Guernsey, living there for 30 years, returning to Duluth in 2010. 

Tippy was a caring, supportive, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed walking, crochet, knitting and sewing. Later in life, she took up painting which she enjoyed with some of her family. 

Tippy was a prayer warrior, spending 2-3 hours a day in prayer. This was a calling she and George had, which she continued until her journey home to Heaven. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Larson; her parents; sons Richard, Dale and daughter Joan; two sisters, Joyce McGuire and Jean Luker, and brother, Jack Benson.

Tippy is survived by children Ole Larson, Carla Larson, Tom Larson, Debby Coleman, Dennis (Patsy) Larson, Paul (Kari) Larson; brother Charles (Ida) Bensen and sister Diane Miller, sister-in-law Janice Bensen; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; extended family and friends.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., at St. Rose Catholic Church in Proctor, Minn.

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