Lenore E. Larges - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

November 3, 1929 - April 20, 2023

Lenore E. Larges, age 93, of Eagan, formerly of Burnsville, passed away peacefully on April 20th, 2023, surrounded by her family.

She was born on November 3, 1929 to Gus and Freda Thompson in Manitoba, Canada. Lenore grew up on the family farm in Elm Creek and was the youngest of 6 siblings. Later she moved to Minneapolis to join her sister and brother where she met the love of her life Ron. They were happily married for 60 years, and were blessed with 2 children and 6 grandchildren.

Lenore was the heart of our home! She loved all her family dearly, and enjoyed hosting large family gatherings during the holidays and for many other special occasions over the years! She had a unique gift for cooking, as well as playing the piano! She was an unbelievably talented piano player, who was able to play by ear, accommodate requests and made our gatherings special! She loved spending time with her family and friends.

Lenore especially loved her years spent working at the Apartment Guide, where she enjoyed a successful career, winning many awards for her achievements.

She was a wonderful wife, mother and nana. She had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren! She loved her family deeply! She was independent and strong, funny and kind, warm and generous, and will be deeply missed!

Survived by children, Deborah Dahlk and Gary (Cheryl) Larges; grandchildren, Ashley Dahlk (Chris), Tyler (Hannah) Dahlk, Drew Dahlk, Kristin (Brandon) Bomar, Katie (Matt) Hickerson and Kyle Larges; great-grandchildren, Brooke, Brynn and Kamden Bomar and Liam Hickerson; and many other nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.

Preceded in death by husband, Ronald Larges; parents, Gus and Freda Thompson; and her siblings, Elida, Lillian, Irene, Pearl and Duane.

Memorials preferred to the charity of your choice.


  1. Ken Chambers says:

    God Bless Aunt Lenore. I remember all the family gatherings at her home and remember her piano playing especially the
    “12th Street Rag”. I also remember her playing “Up The Lazy River” with me and Uncle Ron singing. Alway left their home
    with warm feelings. Our heartfelt condolences to Debbie, Gary, Cheryl and their families. Love, Ken and Ann.

  2. Wilma E Smith says:

    To all who knew Lenore- family members,and relatives and friends-my deepest sympathies in the loss of Lenore. Thank goodness for memories because once you met Lenore you would never forget her.Her love for others,her piano playing and great dinners.What a great cook.The times together at her home with she and uncle Ron will always bring a happy memory and a smile for us all.She was always the one who held our family together for many years with our holidays and traditions. We will never forget. She was a wonderful person and loved by so many. Love forever.Your niece,Wilma.

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