Mary Susan Larson

Mary Susan Larson


April 10, 1957 - January 2, 2024


Mary “Susan” Larson, 66, of Alexandria, SD, died Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at her home under hospice care. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Wednesday, January 10, at Assembly of God Church in Mitchell. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7:00 PM at the church. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Mary Susan Larson, bride, mother, best friend, sister, biker, Disciple of the Most High God, was born on April 10, 1957 in Sanford, North Carolina to Dale and Marilyn (Whitlock) Riley. 

She was the baker at Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, South Dakota. She taught Sunday School at Mitchell Assembly of God, Children’s ministries. Susan also served as the chaplain to the Mitchell Prairie Fire Riders Chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association where she was a member. 

She is survived by her husband, Ted Larson of Alexandria, SD; sons, David Larson of Colombia Falls, MT, and Thomas Larson of Sioux Falls, SD; daughter, Vivian Riley of Mitchell; brothers, Dale Ray Riley of Warsaw, IN and Randall Riley of Mitchell, SD; and sisters, Karen Riley of Mitchell, SD and Gail Lee of Groesbeck, TX.

She was preceded in death by her parents.


Tuesday, January 9, 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Assembly of God Church
220 W 19th Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Wednesday, January 10, 2024
10:30 AM
Assembly of God Church
220 W 19th Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Posted by Mary Freeman on January 8, 2024
I never knew Mary's last name but I first met her when she was working at the Dairy Queen in the summer. She was a great ambassador, always making sure the tables were cleaned, everyone had what they needed and always offering to bring the ice cream sundae when you were done with your meal. I also heard many times about her wonderful baking at DWU. Her smile and kindness to others will be missed. My sympathy to her family.
Posted by Lisa Hosier Babcock on January 7, 2024
My condolences to Mary's Family. Ted and Mary were always so nice to me and my children. Mary was a beautiful person may she rest in peace.
Posted by Sina Glover on January 6, 2024
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Karen and family.
Posted by Tina Hughes Knock on January 5, 2024
So sorry for your loss Karen and family you have my prayers 🙏
Posted by Connie Barnes on January 5, 2024
I'll miss you my dear friend!! I loved our lunches and long phone conversations! May you rest in peace. You were so strong, right up until the end!! Love you!!
Posted by Jena on January 5, 2024
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by Jeannie Kubik on January 4, 2024
My prayers and hugs to you Ted and family! I am so sorry I didn't get over to see you, my heart is so sad! I will miss our talks on the phone and lunch dates! I will forever miss you my very special friend! Hugs
Posted by Teresa Hetland on January 4, 2024
To Mary's close friends and Family,,,,May every sunrise hold more promise, every moon rise hold more peace. They say love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.
I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories.
We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. ✝️
Posted by Becky Sprung on January 4, 2024
Mary was a great coworker and baker, but mostly a great friend, she will be missed on our random lunch dates, Mary was definitely the best!
Posted by Jo Oberg on January 4, 2024
My prayers are with you, Ted, and your family! I am very blessed to have known Susan and considered her a dear friend.
Posted by Alicia Fisher on January 4, 2024
I'm so sorry for Mary, was a very nice lady met her and Ted at the mary
Posted by Scott Goldammer on January 3, 2024
Sorry for you loss I use to work with Mary Larson at Dakota Wesleyan University she was a very good worker and good person
Posted by Sherri Schrank-Johnson on January 3, 2024
Since I joined CMA I really got to come friends with Susan and so enjoyed our visits. I loved her poems she shared with me. She was awesome chaplain for our CMA group. Will miss you my friend. Hugs
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