Ecumen honors Grace Larson, who is 100.

Born: March 12, 1916, in Montana.

Residence: Clarkfield Care Center in Clarkfield, Minn.                      

Hobbies/Interests: Grace’s primary interest was raising her family and being a great homemaker. She gardened, canned vegetable and was an excellent cook.  During her free time, she enjoyed embroidery and was active in her church.

Family: Married to Olaf, now deceased, for 65 years. Together they had 3 children, 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. 

Secrets of Longevity: Leading a good, clean life. Always took care of herself and did not smoke or drink alcohol.

Other Interesting Facts: Olaf would invite the grandchildren to stay overnight to go hunting early the next day.  Grace would get up at 4 a.m. so she could send them off with a big breakfast.  Grace and Olaf had a lake home where the family made many memories together.

Occupation: Worked in a grocery store before she was married.  After marriage, she was a homemaker. 

Congratulations on your 100th birthday, Grace! Ecumen honors you.