Please join us in celebrating our mother Edith's life. Visitation will be held at St. Peter's Church in Gentilly, MN on Monday, July 31, 2017 12:30 pm and Funeral Mass at 1:30 pm. Join us afterward for refreshment.

Edith Anne (Riendeau) Larsien
November 30, 1937 - July 9, 2017

Our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away, July 9, 2017. Edith was born on November 30, 1937 to Leodore Joseph Riendeau and Cecilia Mary Hamel. She was the oldest of seven children. Edith grew up on a farm in Gentilly, Minnesota. She graduated as the Salutatorian from St. Joseph’s Academy in Crookston, MN and attended St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul, MN. She was employed as a copywriter at KROX radio station in Crookston, MN and then moved to KTHI television in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Edith married James Larsien of Grand Forks, ND in 1959. They made their home in Grand Forks where they raised four children. Edith was a loving and devoted mother and wife. Edith moved to St. Paul, MN near many family members, where she lived for sixteen years. In 2005 she moved to North Ogden, Utah to be near her daughter Angela, son-in-law Blaine, and three grandsons; Cole, Lance and Joseph.

Wherever she lived Edith made many dear friends, who enriched her life. She was exceptional in the sincere way she loved and valued everyone with whom she came in contact. She trusted the goodness in all people.

Edith was preceded in death by her mother, Cecilia Hamel Riendeau; father, Leodore Riendeau; husband, James Larsien and grandson, Hunter Perry. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Larsien-Cantrell; son, James Larsien (Renee); daughter Angela Perry (Blaine); son, Allen Larsien; granddaughter, Sonya Cantrell; grandsons, Cole, Lance and Joseph Perry; great grandsons, Andre and Sawyer Berlin; her five sisters, Ruth Flynn, Rita Nystrom, Marguerite Ogden, Catherine Schwartzbauer, Valerie Boyles; her brother, Theodore Riendeau and numerous extended family and friends.

We are so grateful to have had such a loving, kind and caring person in our lives.

Please join us in celebrating our mother Edith's life. Visitation will be held at St. Peter's Church in Gentilly, MN on Monday, July 31, 2017 12:30 pm and Funeral Mass at 1:30 pm. Join us afterward for refreshment.