Alberta A. Larson

Jun 18, 2020
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In Loving Memory: Alberta Larson


On June 18, 2020, Alberta Ann Nielsen Larson, formerly of Waterloo, passed-away with family at her side.


An excellent storyteller, Mom was born on July 22, 1939, and grew up enjoying the benefits that a small rural town of Alta, Iowa offered. Mom always relayed the best of her childhood memories to us, her three daughters and son, Cheri, Kari, Denise, and Mike. We heard stories of mom growing-up on the farm, and participating in church, 4-H and Highview High School activities. She greatly treasured her family life with her parents Erling and Alice (Bakamyer) Nielsen, sister Ellen and brother Lael.


Mom and Dad married on August 11, 1957 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Alta and they lived in Iowa for more than twenty-seven years. Mom believed in serving her community through acts of volunteerism. She was a tireless and dedicated volunteer in many organizations that included: being on the Area VII Multiple Sclerosis board; Red Cross; Cedar Valley Hospice; Schoitz Hospital; and Sunday Schools. Mom faithfully sent encouraging cards and notes to friends and family to provide love, peace, and comfort. Some of her favorite past-times, included playing scrabble and being an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeye Basketball teams.


In the last years of her life, Mom recounted with gratitude how she counted on her faith and the love of her family. Mom was a God-centered woman, who passed on her faith and love of God to all. Mom raised their three daughters and son with the idea that we could do whatever we put our minds to with our faith and love of family.


Mom leaves four children and their families that she deeply loved: Cheri and Craig Tomlinson; Kari and Jim Currens; Denise and Thom Roman; and Mike and Dani Larson. Grandsons: Ryan (Meg) Currens, Justin (Jenna) Larson, and Austin (Angie) Larson. Great-grandsons: Jimmy, Charlie, and Johnny Currens. She leaves behind her sister and brother-in-law Ellen and Rev. Walt Beamon; her brother and sister-in-law Lael and Tia Nielsen and many nieces and nephews.


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  1. Ana Flores | Jun 24, 2020

    My deepest sympathy to Cheri and her family. You certainly showed your mother's drive in helping others. I wish peace and serenity in your hearts.

    My prayers are with you.

  2. Judy and Bruce Morrison | Jun 23, 2020
    Our deepest sympathies to your entire family.  As Paul and Merrilee said, it is always hard when a parent passes away.  Remember the foundation that she laid down for you and the good memories that you have with her.  Be buoyed up by the love of your families and friends and God.  Sending all of you our thoughts and prayers. 
  3. Judy and Bruce Morrison | Jun 23, 2020

    Our deepest sympathy to the entire family.  As Paul and Merrilee said, it is always hard when you lose a parent.  Remember the foundation she created for you and the good memories that you have of her.  Be buoyed up by each other and the next generation of your families as well as your friends and God.  Our sympathies and prayers to you all.



  4. Leo and Linda Lohse | Jun 22, 2020

    We are sorry to hear of your mother's passing.  During this difficult time, may you find comfort in the sympathy expressed by your friends and loved ones.

    Our hearts reach out to you at this time.  You will be in our thoughts and prayers.


    Leo and Linda Lohse

  5. Richard and Arlene Pippert | Jun 22, 2020

    To the family of Alberta Larson:  We send our deep sympathy after learning of Alberta's passing.  We didn't see her often but she was always very friendly when we did meet.

    We're glad Cheri and Denise had a safe hurried trip from far away Arizona and hope you get home safely.

    We wish you much peace and comfort in the days ahead.

    Richard and Arlene Pippert

  6. Paul and Merrilee Tomlinson | Jun 22, 2020

    Dear Cheri and family,

    We were saddened to learn of the passing of your mother.  Losing a parent is rather like the sudden disappearance of one of the foundations you have been able to rely on throughout your life.

    But a parent's passing can also serve as a benchmark in life.  It's a time to reflect on your memories of a loved one; the good times, the not so good times, and all of the shared experiences of the past.  I think that the best tribute to someone's passing is to preserve your memories of them.  They can live on in that way and continue to influence your life.

    Again, we send our condolences and wish you the best in the coming days.


    Paul and Merrilee


  7. Betsy Knodel | Jun 20, 2020

    Dear family,

    May the love of Jesus Christ and the knowledge of life eternal give you all comfort at this time. Cherish the memories that you have and relive them with one another as you talk about times with your mom. My mom always loved your mom and I am expecting that they are catching up today. I have many great memories of time spent with your family growing up and I’m grateful that through the years I was able to keep in touch with your mom now and then. I know all too well the pain of losing a parent, and I pray that you will rely on your faith and feel the presence of God today and always. 
    All my love to all of you and your families.


    Betsy and family

  8. Debby and Thomas Elliott | Jun 19, 2020

    As friends of Cheri, we are sending our deepest sympathy to Mrs. Larson’s family.   Take good care of yourseleves and each other during this time of loss. 

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 

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