Dollie Mae Larsen
HASTINGS — Dollie Mae (Hubbard) Larsen, of Hastings, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, following a courageous battle with lung cancer.
The youngest of six children, Dollie was the daughter of Leonidas and Mabel (Boring) Hubbard. She was born on Jan. 14, 1935, in Shepherd, and grew up in Evart. She married the love of her life, Karl, in May of 1954. Karl and Dollie made their home in Big Rapids, Karl’s hometown, until they moved to Hastings in 1961.
Dollie was employed as a nurse’s aide at the Barry County Medical Facility (now Thornapple Manor) for many years while her children were growing up. She also enjoyed being a sales representative for Home Interiors and Gifts for many years, where she made countless friends and helped to decorate many Barry County homes. Dollie enjoyed bowling, golfing and watching her children and grandchildren’s sporting and band events. A member of Grace Lutheran Church in Hastings, Dollie was a member of the altar guild, usher and indoor decorating committee.
Dollie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Karl; brothers, Bobby, Jack and Ray; and sister, Betty Wall.
Her brother George (Bonnie) Hubbard, of Lake City, still survives. Surviving children are Cindy (Dave) Beckwith, Tim (Cindy) Larsen and Mark (Teresa Kurr) Larsen. Dollie was blessed with eight grandchildren, Kristen (James) Evans, Jason (Krista) Tietz, Matt (Sarah) Larsen, Scott (Alicia) Larsen, Courtney (Kaleb) Stonehouse, Alyssa Larsen, Dylan McKay and Drew White. She also was very proud to be great-grandma to Hunter Tietz, Andrew Larsen, Adalynn Larsen, Jackson Evans, and future grandson, Zane Stonehouse.
A memorial service will be held at noon on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, at Grace Lutheran Church, 239 E. North St., in Hastings, with the Rev. Paul Kuhlman officiating. Visitation with the family will start one-and-a-half hours (10:30 a.m.) prior to the service. Donations may be made in Dollie’s honor to Spectrum Hospice-Grand Rapids (email@example.com), the American Cancer Society (cancer.org) or the Hastings Athletic Boosters.
Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home of Hastings.