RANDALL -- Amy V. Turnquist, 99, Randall, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at the White Bear Lake Care Center in White Bear Lake.
She was born May 19, 1902, in Thomastown Township to Charles and Selma (Edin) Larson. She attended country school through eighth grade. She then attended high school in Staples. She attended Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis, taking Bible and business courses, graduating in 1920. She began working at Carlson's General Store and Post Office in Cushing. She returned to Staples High School and graduated and then finished a course in normal training. She began teaching country school in Todd County in 1922. She taught country school in Wadena County for 11 years, in Verndale for one year and in Morrison County for 22 years. She retired in 1970. She married Carl Alfred Turnquist on April 9, 1936, in Superior, Wis. They lived in Randall. She became a resident of the White Bear Lake Care Center in 1996. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Randall, teaching Sunday school and Bible school. She was active with the Randall Senior Citizens and the Christian Women's Club.
Survivors include two daughters, Lois Shoutz, Cokato, and Ila Basch, White Bear Lake; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Her husband; five brothers, Archie, Albin, Fillmore, Fred and Edwin Larson; infant triplet brothers; and three sisters, Ellen Pederson, Mabel Benson and Grace Johnson, died earlier.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Randall with the Rev. Dennis Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Randall Cemetery.
Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until services Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Randall.
Arrangements are with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.
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