Michelle Kay Larson, 51, Minot, a longtime Minot High School business teacher, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, in a Minot hospital.
Michelle was born Oct. 16, 1960, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Frank and Judy (Laskowski) Flom. She was reared in McKinley Township of Ward County northeast of Minot and attended school in Minot. She graduated from Minot High School in 1978 and from Minot State University in 1982 with a degree in business education and marketing and attained her master of science degree in management in 2001.
Michelle married Jeff Larson on June 20, 1986, in Minot. The Larson family has made their home in Minot where Michelle has been employed as a business teacher at Minot High School since 1986. In addition to her teaching responsibilities she was the DECA, FBLA and Senior Class advisor and sold tickets at numerous MHS events. Her love of people brought her to part-time employment at Herberger's and Lowe's Garden Center.
Michelle was a member of First Lutheran Church where she was currently serving as secretary of the church council. She especially enjoyed flower gardening, reading, walking and baking, but her passion was her family who were always number one on her priority list. She can best be described by the following adjectives: caring, giving, generous and loving.
Michelle's loving family includes her husband of 26 years, Jeff; children, Matthew and McKenna both of Minot; parents, Frank and Judy Flom, of Minot; siblings, Susan (Jim) Coffin and Brad (Shelley) Flom, all of Minot; mother-in-law, Bonnie Larson, of Minot; in-laws, Mike (LeAnne) Larson, of Makoti, Mark (Denise) Larson, of Minot, Shelley (Bob) Condon, of Charlotte, N.C.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Michelle was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Allen Larson.
Celebration of Michelle's Life: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at 10 a.m., in First Lutheran Church, Minot.
Interment will be in Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation: Monday, from 2 to 6 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials are preferred to the First Lutheran Church Building Fund.
Those wanting to sign the online memorial register or share memories and condolences are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).