Ms. Mary K. Larsen, Age 54 of Grand Rapids, formerly of Newaygo, died Thursday, October 25, 2007 in Grand Rapids. She was born Mary Kathryn Larsen in Fremont, the daughter of Georgia Ellen (McCune) and Charles C. Larsen, Jr. on November 26, 1952. She was in housekeeping at the Brimley Casino until 2007 after 3 years.

She is survived by her brothers James & Anna Larsen of Newaygo, Robert & Kathy Larsen of Newaygo, Charles & Sandy Larsen of Stanton, William Larsen of Williamston. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles & Georgia Larsen and her brother Mike Larsen.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM from the McKinley Newaygo Chapel, on Monday, October 29, 2007 with Pastor Pat Bromberek officiating. The family will meet relatives and friends noon until service time Monday. For Memorials please consider the Network 180. Please sign the online guestbook at www.mckinleyfuneral.com.

 

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Charley Larsen
Sunday October 28, 2007
08:36:00

Hey Aunt Mary, Like so many others, there's so much to say, so much to remember. That "Ricky Ticky Tacky" movie that wasn't even a movie, it looked like it was a record. the movie was aweful yet you and grandma let me sit and watch it EVERY SINGLE TIME that I came over. Thank you for that! I'll always remember the countless nights I would sit next to you on the couch and go through box after box of sports cards. I'd find a card I liked (not because of the player, but because I thought the bengals uniforms were cool! or because some no name basketball player was making a funny face as he was grabbing a rebound). I'd just show you the card and get a one word response, "yep or no"! I'd neatly set all my "yep's" in a pile only to be ruined when Jesse would rambunctiously tear through the house after being let in. Then once my mom showed up to get me, I'd proudly show her my pile of 300 cards that Aunt Mary let me have! And you can ask her today, I still have every single one of them shoved into boxes and stashed away in mom and dads closet! Some day those cards will belong to my children but I promise you that they will know that those cards aren't from their dad, they're from Aunt Mary! I can remember the late night big foot stories you'd fill our ears with before all of us would stuff into grandma's green station waggon to go to a Detroit Pistons or Detroit Lions game. Yes, Aunt Mary, I can fully thank you for my sports obsession. I will never forget going up to your attic and seeing it just stuffed with fireworks for the comming 4th of july at uncle Mike's, the piles of food we'd eat on thanksgiving and the countless presents us kids opened every christmas. But most of all I'll remember the laughs, that little Larsen snicker that you and all your brothers seem to share! No matter who it is or what they may have had going on, they are never exempt from the laughter you contagiously created! When I found out that you had went home, every emotion whipped through my head. Sad and Disbelief that you left us so early. Angry at how this tight knit Larsen family seemed to forget about you until it was too late. But more than I am sad more than I am angry, I am Happy. You are back where you belong--with Grandma and Jesse! You get to see Uncle Mike and Jeff again! I'll bet Grandma and Grandpa Larsen look great standing there together. As our family slowly assembles up there in heaven, all we can do down here is remember you and cherish the times we had together. I hope your life, Aunt Mary, serves as a lesson that no matter what happens, no matter what is missing or what is said, Family must stay together. We were all only blessed with one Mary Larsen! It kills me that I can't be there on Monday to see them lay you with grandma but I'll see you soon enough. And no matter how short the time was that we had together...I have enough memories to remind me of the great Aunt, the great person, and even more importantly, the great friend you were! I have enough memories to remember Mary Larsen!

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Tom and Carolynn Favreau
Sunday October 28, 2007
10:49:19

Anna and Jim, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family. Tom and I think of you often and still remember all our friends up in Newaygo. Sincerely, Carolynn, Tom and Tiffany

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Sally M. Grant
Tuesday October 30, 2007
07:14:29

I am so very sorry for your loss. Mary was a joy to work with. Always such an upbeat positive attitude. We had some very enjoyable times working together at Pauls' Party Store. She is much too young to be gone. God Bless her, her family and friends. She will be remembered fondly.

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Angie Scholtens
Wednesday October 31, 2007
12:25:46

Dear Larsen family, I was sorry to hear that Mary had passed away. What a shock it was to hear the news. Mary was a very nice lady and friend. I worked with her at the Hess Lake Party Store for a couple of years. I will have fond memories of her. Because of Christ, Angie Scholtens

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