Obituary Details

Ernest Christian Emil Larsen

(05/03/1901 - 04/30/1958)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 05/29/1958

Funeral Services for Ernest Larsen Held at Harrison

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Memorial Methodist Church in Harrison for Ernest C. E. Larsen, 57 of Fort Pierre, S.D. Rev. Keith E. Bruning officiated. Burial was made in the Harrison Cemetery.

A quartet composed of Gladys Koch, Edna Mumby, Carrol Wallace and Hazel Cashatt sang "I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say", "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "Abide With Me", Mrs. Ruth Hall was organist.

Pallbearers were Lester Lewis, Laurence Adams, Harlen McKelvey, Walter Tyrrel, George Herren and George Schaefer.

Ernest Christian Emil Larsen was born May 3, 1901 in Denmark, the eldest son of Christ Larsen and Marie Anderson. He came to the United States with his parents as an infant.

He received his education in Fremont, Nebr. and Manville. October 30, 1926, he married Anna O. Person at Lusk. They were the parents of three children, Lilly, Leonard and Linda. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and at the time of his death he was employed by the Chicago and Northwestern Railway.

Survivors include his wife, Anna, two daughters, Lilly of Harrison and Linda of Lusk.; six sisters, Agnes Kiever, Midwest; Elizabeth Fosher, Manville; Katrine Mariegard, Keeline; Mary Philbrick, Midwest; Rosa Hirch, Grants Pass Ore.; Nellie Kathka, Grants Pass, Ore.; one brother, William Larsen of Bill; six nieces and two nephews. His son Leonard, his parents, and a brother Henry previously died.

Out-of-town relatives attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Kiever and Mr. and Mrs. William Philbrick, Midwest; Mr. and Mrs. Allen Fosher, Manville; Mrs. Katrine Mariegard and Gary, Keeline; Mr. and Mrs. William Larsen, Bill; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hirsh and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Kathka and Diane, Grants Pass, Ore., Mrs. John Maher, Laramie; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Irish and Craig, Alliance; C. M. Madsen, Denver; Miss Emma Person and Mrs. Selma Whitaker, Lusk.

He was found about 4:00 p.m. shot by a 22 rifle at Red Plum Lake six miles south of Fort Pierre, by two fishermen. He was in the habit of carrying the rifle over his shoulder and holding it by the end of the barrel. It is believed he must have slipped and this caused the gun to go off. By the cap he was wearing at the time it appears it was a scant 3 inches from point of entry to point of exit and directly in the back of the head. Authorities were still investigating when the family left Fort Pierre.

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