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Frances King

Frances A. King, age 77, of rural Atwater, passed away peacefully Friday morning, Dec. 9, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the St. John Lutheran Church near Atwater. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to either Willmar Cancer Center 301 Becker Ave. Willmar, MN or St John Lutheran Church 19903 56th Ave. NE, Atwater, MN 56209. Arrangements are with the Peterson Brothers Atwater Funeral Home. (www.petersonbrothers.com)

Frances Ann King was born on December 23, 1938 in Litchfield, Minnesota, the daughter of Norvan and Anna (Knoll) Larson. She grew up on a farm outside of Grove City and graduated from Grove City High School in 1956. Frances married Robert King in 1957 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Litchfield. They were married for 59 years and lived in the Twin Cities and the Diamond Lake area. Frances mainly worked in food service, six years as head cook at Atwater High School and 20 years with Lunds/Byerlys in New Hope and Wayzata in the deli department. She enjoyed family gatherings, coffee with friends and gardening.
She is survived by her husband, Robert King of Atwater; five children, Debra King of Willmar, Jeffrey (and Lorna) King of Spicer, Nancy (and Dave Gerding) Skindelien of Willmar, Melissa Buer of Willmar, and Bill (and Anita Volkenant) of Buffalo; twelve grandchildren, Michael Schroeder, Stephanie Schroeder, Nathan (and Georgette) Skindelien, Matthew (and Racquel) Skindelien, Mark (and Danielle) Skindelien, Breana King, Justin King, Alicia (and Ross) Johnson, Ryan (and Ashley) Buer, Sarah (and David) Blom, Rick Spencer, Gigi Spencer; and fourteen great-grandchildren. Also surviving is one brother, Darrel (and Jeanette) Larson of Willmar; one sister, Janice Otten of Buffalo; and one sister-in-law, Marjorie Larson of Plymouth; besides other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Norvan and Anna Larson, one brother, Norbert "Gus" Larson; one grandson, Shane; and one brother-in-law, Jim Otten.

Cemetery Details

St. John Lultheran Cemetery
19903 56th Ave NE
Atwater, MN, 56209


DEC 14. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

St. John Lutheran Church

19903 56th Ave. NE

Atwater, MN, US, 56209


DEC 14. 11:00 AM

St. John Lutheran Church

19903 56th Ave. NE

Atwater, MN, US, 56209

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Sending prayers and comfort at this sad time of your loss. God Bless and keep you in his arms of strength and comfort.Susan Hemingway-Westre & Dean Westre

Susan Hemingway-Westre - December 13, 2016 at 01:16 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM