Katelyn S. Larson, 16, of Palmer, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney as the result of an ATV accident near her home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Wolbach High School Gymnasium. The Rev. Bob Hayden and Vicar Casey Lieneman will officiate. Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery in Wolbach.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Peters Funeral Home in St. Paul.
Miss Larson was born on Feb. 2, 1994, at Fresno, California. At the age of 3 she and her 2 year old brother, Cole, were adopted by Daniel and Barbara (Swanson) Larson.
She is survived by her parents, Dan and Barb Larson of Palmer; her brother, Cole Larson of Palmer; grandparents, Don and Vonna Larson of St. Paul, Jim and Sandi Swanson of Utica and Marcia Lemmerman of Grand Island.
She also leaves to cherish her memory her aunts and uncles, Dave and Cathy Larson of Grand Island, Dianne and Bill Score of Palmer, Teresa and Ray Lorang of York, Don and Melissa Larson of Scribner, Jim and Kris Swanson of Little Canada, MN, Bob and Shelley Swanson of Sparks, NV, Brenda and Barry Gierhan of Utica, Scott and Rochelle Swanson of Gretna and Andrea and Ryan Kuester of Omaha; and 22 cousins.
Katelyn grew up on a farm near Palmer and attended Palmer Elementary School and had just finished her freshman year at Palmer High School. She was active in FFA, Speech, Drama, Band, Volleyball, Basketball, Track and Girl Scouts.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Wolbach and was active in the youth group and had just been confirmed on May 23, 2010. She volunteered at the Salvation Army kitchen and for Project Hunger and participated in the Relay for Life.
Katelyn enjoyed animals, reading and babysitting. She was such a giving person, was always smiling and had the biggest heart. She and her brother, Cole were best friends and soul mates. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Bob Lemmerman; several great-grandparents, including, Ruby Peterson and Chuck Lemmerman.
Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.