Age 78, of Lansing, passed away October 17, 2011. She was born August 30, 1933 in Robinson, Illinois to Reuben and Cleo Brush. Merdene was a retired legal secretary, who loved her family, reading, and her dogs.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Jack Larson; her children: Michael (Cathy) Larson, Susan (Brian) Sugden, and Todd (Katrina) Larson; a daughter-in-law, Lisa Larson; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a brother, Wayne (Maryalice) Brush; and a sister, Jean Kelly. She was preceded in death by a son, Eric Larson.

The funeral service for Merdene Larson will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the Community of Christ Capitol Area Congregation, 1514 W. Miller Rd., Lansing. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sparrow Hospice Services, 1210 W. Saginaw St., Lansing, MI 48915.

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5 Messages to “Merdene Larson”

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    Lisa Coterillo Says:

    I was truly saddened to hear of Aunt Merdene’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Uncle Jack and all of the family during this difficult time. I hope she gets to see my Dad & Mom real soon.

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    Sandy Jewell Worthington Says:

    I am saddened to hear of Merdene’s passing. I worked with Merdene in the Attorney General’s office. Her smile was so sweet and her voice even sweeter. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

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    Edwin and Paula Bladen Says:

    I am heart broken to learn of Merdene’s passing. She was my legal secretary for many years both in the Office of Attorney General and when I left for private practice I asked her to follow me, and she did. She was the most efficient, caring and thoughtful person I had the good fortune of knowing and working with. Merdene was so important to the functioning of the Consumer Protection Division and later the law office of Moran and Bladen. She mentored many young women skilled in secretarial skills but novices at legal secretary work. She made my office “hummm…” She will be greatly missed. Paula and I will come by for visitation this Friday evening.

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    Carl and Margaret Diener Says:

    Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you and your family at this time.

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    Marie DeFord Says:

    I will miss Merdene and her lovely smile. She and I have had some great conversations that made us both laugh a lot. They are now lovingly resting in the “treasured memories” portion of my mind.

    Jack, you know I care very much about your well-being and that of the “kids”. We’ve been neighbors for 48 years which makes us all feel like extended family. My love is wrapped around all of you.


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