Peggy E. Larson, age 92, died on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at the Ecumen Bethany Memory Care Center in Litchfield. A graveside service will be held at 12:30 PM on Monday, June 1, 2020 at the Ripley Cemetery. There will be a time of viewing from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral and Cremation Service during which time, social distancing guidelines will be followed.
Peggy, the daughter of Erling and Cora (Lokensgard) Hanson, was born on July 7, 1927, in Minneapolis, MN. She grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from high school there. She worked at the St. Louis Park Medical center and also as a waitress. She was united in marriage to Robert Blettner. They made their home in St. Louis Park. Peggy was an active member of her church and was involved in bible studies and the hand bell choir (Ding Dong Dollies). Bob died in 1965 and she was later married to LeMoine Larson on February 3, 1969. They built a home on Lake Minnie Belle near Litchfield and wintered in Sun City, Arizona until 2012 when the lake became their permanent residence. She enjoyed traveling, hiking, and square dancing.
She is survived by her children Barbara Offord of Stillwater, MN and Steven Blettner (Lois Laine) of Two Harbors and former daughter-in-law Betty Peterson; grandchildren Dave (Heide) Offord, Jennifer (Bob) Schmeckpeper, Stacey (Scott) Dunbar, Christina (Josh) Nelson, Rob (Mariah) Blettner, Stephanie (Tom) Blettner-Roberts and Mollie Michura; great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands Bob Blettner and LeMoine Larson and a son James Blettner.