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Carol Jean Larson

Carol Jean Larson, 57, of Browerville, Minn., passed away at her home Wednesday, March 15, 2017, surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Celebration of life: 2-5 p.m. Saturday, March 18 at the Taylor Funeral Home in Staples Minn.

Carol was born April 17, 1959, in Bertha, Minn., to Donald Kozitka and Betty Scott. She married Garold "Gary" Larson on June 26, 1982 at the Congregational Church in Staples, Minn. Carol worked at RR Donnelley for many years. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing and spending time with her family.

Carol is survived by her husband, Gary Larson of Browerville, Minn.; four sons, Robert Larson of Staples, Minn., Chris Larson of Long Prairie, Minn., Justin (Nichole) Larson of Staples, Minn., and Daniel (Erica Pilarski-Doolittle) Larson of Staples, Minn.; eight grandchildren, Andrew, Miley, Cadence, Skye, Chloe, Damion, Isabella and Makayla; mother, Betty (Ed Bruchez) Scott of Superior; six siblings, Dawn, (Dan) Paul of Leader, Minn., Butch Kozitka of Zimmerman, Minn., Ann (Denny) Rach of Aitkin, Minn., Patricia Kozitka of Little Falls, Minn., Belinda Kozitka of Little Falls, Minn. and Duane Kozitka of Zimmerman, Minn.; also many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her father, Donald Kozitka; and sister, Susan Paul.