Jane Ellen Larson

October 17, 1947November 16, 2020

Obituary for Jane Ellen Hall Larson

Jane Ellen Hall Larson was born on October 17th, 1947 in Winnebago, MN to John Hall and Doris Whitman, and was the youngest of their four children. Jane attended grade school and high school in Fairmont, MN, and later moved to Minneapolis in 1965 to attend the University of Minnesota, where she met David Larson. Jane and David were married in 1969 – the start of a life together that would encompass nearly 51 years. In 1980 Jane gave birth to their daughter Erin Katherine, and later their son Alexander John in 1984. Jane sold residential real estate until Erin began elementary school, then worked as a stay at home Mom and volunteered at Oakwood Elementary School. Jane resumed her volunteer efforts when her grandchildren began elementary school, working in the library at Willow Creek Elementary School for nearly five years. She greatly enjoyed helping students discover new interests in books, and was an avid reader herself. Her work in the school library combined three of her greatest joys: knowledge, books and children. Jane began playing golf in the mid-1980s at Westwood Ho Country Club in Sioux Falls, SD, and it quickly became her passion. She golfed in numerous women’s leagues, and was a member of the Seniors League at Red Hawk Golf Club until her death. Jane was preceded in death by her mother Doris Hall and her brother James Banks Hall. She is survived by her husband, David, her daughter Erin Hurley (Christopher), son Alexander (Bhavisha), and grandchildren Reese, Nolan and Maya Hurley, sister Jean of Phoenix, AZ, and brother John (Diane) of Cornucopia, WI. A celebration of life will take place at 10:00 AM MST/11:00am CST on Wednesday, November 25th at the Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Chapel in Castle Rock, CO. Due to Covid restrictions, only immediate family will attend the celebration in person. The family welcomes those who wish to attend the service remotely to reach out to Chris Hurley at to request access via Zoom. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to make a donation to American Cancer Society in Jane’s memory.



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Joan Semmer

November 26, 2020

Thinking of Jane makes me smile. Her warmth, passion and humor are special memories. She was always the first one to raise her hand to help out and was a friend to everyone in the Wayzata Women’s Chorus. I remember Jane organizing tables of donated goods for our garage sales In her garage. She was generous with her time and always had a smile on her face. She had a wonderful voice and a way of speaking that made you want to listen carefully. She was bright, energetic and a pleasure to know as a friend. My sympathies go to David and the family she loved so dearly.

Sue Hurley

November 24, 2020

Jane was such a loving and caring person. She was a doting grandmother, wonderful mother in law and a devoted mother. I had the pleasure of sharing many holidays with David and Jane in Colorado. Her smile and laughter will be greatly missed. My love to David, Erin, Christopher, Reese, Nolan, Maya, Alex and Bav.

Lenore Miller

November 24, 2020

Jane was such a wonderful member of the Wayzata Women's Chorus. I remember the garage sales she had, meeting at her home for fundraising and traveling to Austria together. My sincere condolences to David and family for this loss. She was an inspiration to everyone who knew her.

Marian Botzet

November 23, 2020

Our sympathy to David, Erin and Alex on the passing of a dear niece who has touched so many lives through the years. We hold you all in our prayers and we have an angel looking down on all of us now. Comfort and Peace to you all at this time of lost.
Love Mel & Marian

Bernice Bertram

November 23, 2020

David, Erin & Alex--Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. We hold you in our thoughts and prayers and are praying for peace and comfort for the family. Jane was a delight to be around and always had a smile. She will be missed dearly. Big hugs to all.
Love, Andrew & Bernice Bertram

Katie Daniels

November 22, 2020

Our two families shared many fun times, but one of my favorites was at a resort up north. Our first night, Alex did karate in his crib and broke it. Someone plugged the toilet. They told us to use the toilet next door because they left when the husband was injured when their gas stove blew up. The kids fed the pet bunnies crabapples til they became very sick. Jane, Alex and I went bike riding. Jane got a flat tire, then overinflated it and blew up the tire. I gave her my bike and walked hers back to the resort. We finally sat on the beach. The picture of it was gorgeous, but it was just some sand trucked in, not pretty. Jane asked the owner where the beach was that was pictured in their brochure. Jane had a great sense of humor and a wonderful laugh! I had gotten a new bathing suit and Jane accidentally put it in the dryer - it was never the same. With all the awful things that happened, we still had a great time and many laughs, though we never went back!

Maya Hurley

November 22, 2020

Grandma I love you so much and I will miss you.


Karen Triplett

November 22, 2020

My first memory of Jane is during our college days. It was a typical beer drinking party at somebody’s apartment over by the U of M. Very casual. Word of mouth, bring your friends.

I saw David meet Jane for the first time. Wow. He was completely and obviously smitten. It seemed mutual. They just kept smiling.

And they built a whole life together.

Brian Botzet

November 21, 2020

David and family, I was so sorry to hear about Jane. I remember her as such a happy person with a great laugh! Know that I am thinking about all of you during this difficult time.

Jim Sharp

November 21, 2020

David and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Jane. I have not seen the two of you since shortly after your move to Minnesota. I remember Jane as a very happy person which always kept David happy as well. I always enjoyed your company . David, would love to talk to you again as I lost all contact with you. Our days at U.S. Plywood we're happy ones and I certainly have not forgotten you as a couple. If you care to reconnect call me at 817 - 559 - 4207. Daughter Amy gave me some information regarding your location but I could not find your phone number. May Jane rest in peace and your family find some solace in warm and happy memories. Sincerely , Jim Sharp


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