Borghild "Borgie" Larson (Hermo)
Borghild (Borgie) Christine (Hermo) Larson was born December 25, 1922 in Abercrombie, ND to Peter and Olga (Folstad) Hermo. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Borgie graduated from Abercrombie High School and attended Moorhead State University, becoming an elementary school teacher in 1943. She taught elementary school for many years before becoming a full-time mother and homemaker. She married Ralph Arthur Larson on June 29, 1946 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Abercrombie. Borgie and her family lived in Bagley, MN and Argyle, MN before moving to Minneota, MN in 1966. Borgie’s Christian faith was very important to her, and she was extremely active in church worship and activities throughout her life. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church and was involved in American Lutheran Church Women, Ladies Aid, Circle Bible studies and numerous other church ministries. Borgie was very proud of her Norwegian heritage, spoke Norwegian fluently, and was a longtime member of Sons of Norway. She also belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary, Exchange Club, and Garden Club and served as an officer several times with these groups. Borgie was devoted to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and actively supported them as a Sunday School teacher, Cub Scout den mother, and youth advisor. Borgie passed away on April 12, 2017 at the Minneota Manor. Survivors include her sons Keith (Elaine) of Palm Harbor, FL; Marc (Teresa) of Gilbert, AZ and Brent of Phoenix, AZ and daughter-in-law Wendy of Minneota; nine grandchildren and six great grand children. She was preceded in death by her husband, her son Paul, her parents and two brothers. The family requests memorials be directed to Hope Lutheran Church.