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Myrtle Larson

September 22, 1935 — January 22, 2024

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Myrtle “Myrt” Larson, age 88 of Joliet, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 22, 2024, at her home from cancer.

Myrt was a daughter of Lauritz and Thorine (Myrvold) Sagvold. She was raised in Lanesboro, Minnesota living on a small farm helping her family with chores and attending a small country school.

Myrt enlisted in the United States Air Force, was stationed in Kansas City, Missouri, and was part of the Central Air Defense Forces. During her service, Myrt met her husband, Mr. Robert E. Larson. After honorably serving their country, they moved back to Robert’s hometown of Joliet, made a home, and raised their family. Myrt worked at various businesses over the years; a church secretary, a receptionist and eventually retired from JC Penney.

Myrt was a tough proud Norwegian with a strong, but kind heart. She was a people person. She enjoyed the outdoors and her daily walks through the neighborhood or forest preserve trails. Over the years she volunteered her time with the Will County Forest Preserve and was a past member of the Will County Audubon Society. Myrt was an animal lover, especially for her dogs, as well as an avid golfer. She was in a golf league at Woodruff Golf Course for many years. Myrt also had the privilege of being invited to participate in an Honor Flight from Chicago to Washington D.C.

Myrt will be deeply missed by all who knew her, but never forgotten. As mentioned earlier, she was a people person.

She is survived by her son: David Larson and brother: Harold (Marlis) Sagvold.

Myrt is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years: Robert who passed away in 2015; sons: Donald Larson and Alan Larson; parents: Lauritz and Thorine; brother: Leonard Sagvold and sister: Thelma Nelson.

Per Myrt’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.

A committal service with full military honors will be held on Friday, June 21, 2024 at 2:30 pm. At that time, Myrt will be laid to rest at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois. The family will have a luncheon for her friends and relatives beforehand at Cemeno's from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Afterward, meet at Tezak Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. to proceed to the cemetery for a 2:30 p.m. interment.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Lightways Hospice Care and Integrity Senior Care.

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