Anne Elizabeth Larson


    Anne Elizabeth (Priuska) Larson of Sullivan, Missouri was born in Negaunee, Michigan on December 28, 1933 to Matt and Olga (Saukko) Priuska and passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at the age of 86 years.


    Her parents  immigrated from Finland to Michigan.
    Anne graduated from Negaunee High School in 1952.
    She married Merrill Larson on December 27, 1952 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Negaunee, Michigan. At the time, Merrill was enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed in England. During his time in the service, they also lived in Texas and Massachusetts before returning to Michigan.
    The Larson family moved to Grants, New Mexico in 1958 and to Sullivan, Missouri in 1964.
    Anne was employed at the Sullivan Hospital for a total of 34 years. She was a nurse’s aide for 10 years, a medical secretary for three years and then in the admitting department of the emergency room for 21 years. Also, during this time, she worked as a part-time secretary at St. Matthew Lutheran Church for nearly ten years.
    Anne was an avid reader and she attended Concordia Lutheran Church in Bourbon, Missouri. In her younger years, she was in a bowling league here in Sullivan, Missouri.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Merrill Larson; premature son, Mark Larson; daughter, Lori Larson; one sister, Vieno; three brothers, Wilho, Uno and Oliver; her mother and father-in-law, Charles and Matilda Larson; two sisters-in-law, June and Carolyn; and two brothers-in-law, Fred and Harold.
    She is survived by two of her children, Susan Horstmann and husband Jim of Wildwood, Missouri and Kris Pohle and husband Dwight of St. James, Missouri; three grandchildren, Adam Horstmann (Amanda), Kelly Smith (Justin) and Megan Balasundaram (Clem); two great grandchildren, Ezra Balasundaram and Anna Smith; one brother, Roy Priuska of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; sister-in-law, Elaine of Michigan; other relatives and friends.
    Graveside service was held at 3 p.m. on Monday, December 28, 2020 at the I.O.O.F. Memorial Cemetery in Sullivan, Missouri.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, Missouri.