Mildred “Millie” Larson, 94, passed away April 12, 2018 of natural causes at Eagle Cliff Manor. She was born June 25, 1923 in St. Paul, MN to Einar and Esther Ecklund.
She completed her schooling in St. Paul, graduating in 1940. Following graduation, she worked in the banking field until she met a young man from Peerless that was in town visiting his cousin and Millie’s best friend.
In November 1950, Millie and George Larson, a farmer/rancher from Peerless, MT, were married. She then moved from the big city to the plains of northeast Montana. One would say that this was a culture shock, as there was no running water or indoor facilities at that time. In January of 1952, a son was born to this union. They lived on the farm until it was time for school to start, then moved to the town of Peerless. In 1961, the farm was sold and George got into the grain elevator business in Peerless, and ended up owning the Glentana Elevator Co. in Glentana, MT.
Millie was a fast pitch pitcher for the Peerless Pirates lady softball team in the early 60’s. She was also the local lefse maker for the area churches when they had their annual Lutefisk dinners for many years. She was active in the Opheim Lutheran Church and the ladies quilting club and the Women’s Legion auxillary of Peerless, MT.
Millie was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, one brother, and her husband, George, in 1999. She is survived by her son Glenn (Carol) Larson of Billings, grandchildren Aaron (Kathy) of Seattle, Danielle (Dennis) of Rapid City, and Ryan (Jody) of Billings; great grandchildren Chase and Steve of Rapid City, Christofer and Jon of Seattle, and Kourtney of Billings; and great great grandchild Rachel of Seattle.
A Memorial Service will take place June 2018 in Scobey, MT.