Grace Ann Larsen, age 95 of Rochester and formerly of Winona, passed away peacefully surrounded by family in Rochester, Minn., on Thursday, March 29, 2018.
Grace was born on April 3, 1922, in Fountain City, Wis., to Joseph Hugo and Theresa (Grossell) Rothering. There were nine children in the family and she was the seventh child.
On January 27, 1941, she married Lester A. Larsen at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, Milwaukee, Wis. They moved to Winona in 1945. Lester preceded her in death on May 2, 1986. She was a member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Winona, and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by two daughters, LaVonne Carroll, Goodview, and Lois Engle, Rochester; six grandchildren, Tim Carroll, Goodview, David (Melissa) Carroll, Morrison, Colo., Michael (Tracey) Peter, Austin, Texas, Leslie Ann (Kamal) Karam, Eagan, Minn., Joseph (Angela) Peter, Eyota, Minn., and Jayson (Amanda) Engle, Rochester, Minn.; 11 great-grandchildren, Micah, Ellie, Jack, Ben, Lily, Katlyn, Jessica, Joseph, Nick, Caleb and Brianna; and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five brothers, three sisters and two sons-in-law.
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Winona. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. at the church. Entombment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Winona.
Services entrusted to Fawcett Junker Funeral Home and Crematory, Winona, Minn., and Fountain City, Wis. Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at www.fawcett-junkerfuneralhome.com.