Vicki Lynn Larsen, age 66, died at her home in Yankton, South Dakota.
A prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM, on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Reverend David Gunderson officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, on Tuesday, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home.
Vicki was born June 4, 1951 in Yankton, South Dakota to Duane and Bernice (Voll) Larsen. She grew up on a farm near Irene, SD and loved farming with her dad. She attended Cornbelt Country Grade School and was the Homecoming Queen for Irene High School, graduating in 1969. Vicki then obtained her LPN license from St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre, SD. She worked at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton until 1973 and then moved to Terre Haute, IN where she worked at St. Anthony's Hospital. In 1977, Vicki moved back to Yankton and worked as a nurse at the Human Services Center for four years. She lived in Sioux Falls for seven years, working at Good Samaritan Society. During this time, Vicki received her RN license from Dakota Wesleyan in Mitchell, SD. In 1988, she began her 20 year career with Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton. She loved her time as a nurse and truly enjoyed helping the residents at the nursing home. Vicki finally worked for the Riverfront Event Center in Yankton for several years until an injury forced her to retire. Vicki enjoyed camping, reading, gardening and driving her Firebird car. She also loved the company of her cats and dogs and being with her brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.
Vicki is survived by her mother, Bernice Larsen of Yankton; four brothers and sisters: Nancy Haas of Yankton, Kenny Larsen (Ellen) of St. Charles, SD, Lindy (Clif) Williams of Irene, SD and Terry Larsen (Phoebe Dirks) of Dakota City, NE; nieces and nephews: Mark and Paul Haas, Jeremy Larsen, Jessie Eliason, Jamie Hood and Josey Larsen, and Tonya Bohlke; and many great nieces and great nephews.
Vicki was preceded in death by her father, Duane Larsen; niece, Tammy Haas; and brother-in-law, Steve Haas.
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I want to express my deepest sympathy to the Larsen family. Vicki and I were roommates when I was working at Sacred Heart. I have many wonderful memories of our time together. I was very surprised when I saw her name. I will keep the family in my prayers.
Sincerely Jane Jansen Galloway
Bea, Nancy, Lindy, Kenny and Terry. Words can not express how sorry I am to hear about Vicki's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. May God bless you and fill you with happy memories of Vicki during this difficult time. I wish I could be there with you all right now. Please know I am praying for all of you and sending you warm wishes.
Love you all!
I was so shocked and saddened to read of Vicki's passing. I have so many wonderful memories of our high school days at IHS and of course Groveland Park!!! Through the rain,snow, blizzards and pure ice roads we never missed!! My deepest sympathies to all of you. Vicki will be missed. RIP my friend.
To the entire family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Though I have not seen Vicki for many years, I can certainly understand that she will be missed. Spending all of the years together at Martinus Lutheran Church and family get togethers, I truly enjoyed my time with my 2nd cousin Vicki. I can only hope that the weather tomorrow allows me to get to the services for her. Condolences to everyone.
DiAnn (Voll) Blakey
Aunt Vicki, Time has so passed us all by so quickly. I wish we had spent so much more time together over the years. You are such a beautiful lady and will be missed by so many. I will not say good-bye, it's until we meet again..... Give Tammy and Grandpa hugs for me...
Tonya Bohlke (Tweedy)
To the Larsen family
I would like to extend the sympathy of the Petersen family. The kindness that your family has extended to ours has been appreciated. While I had not seen Vicki since Martinus Lutheran Church days, I can tell she was a much love person. God keep you all, again our sympathies to you all.
Respectfully Lynn and Nancy Petersen
You have my deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of Vicki Vicki
To Vicki's family...I was saddened to see her name in the paper. I worked as a CNA with Vicki at Sister James. She was one of my favorite nurses and had a way of making even the worst shifts fun. After working with her I knew not only did I want to be a nurse but a nurse like her! She was always willing to jump in and help with CNA duties or answer a call light. I'm very thankful I got to meet her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
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