Lorri L. Larsen, 56, passed away in Billings on June 8, 2016, after a protracted illness.
She was born in 1959 in Havre, to William and Lois Dropps (Melby). Most of Lorri’s childhood was spent on the family farm near Rice, Minn. Throughout her life, she longed to return to farm living, often joking that she “was born in the wrong century.” Lorri attended high school in Upsala, Minn., and later joined the Air Force, serving in the Air National Guard. She cherished her time in the military, attaining the rank of sergeant.
In 1987, Lorri married William Larsen in Billings. The couple subsequently lived in Hawaii, San Diego and Spokane. In 2012, they returned to Billings, where Lorri continued her long career in pharmacy.
Lorri was a skilled crafter — proficient at sewing, knitting and crochet. She had a deep affection for nature, and especially for animals. Her photography reflected this attachment. And she loved to garden and can, happily sharing her bounty with family and friends.
Lorri is preceded in death by her mother, Lois; her brother, Curt; and her sister, Tracie. She is survived by her father, William Dropps (Savage); her husband, William Larsen (Billings); her son, Steven (St. Cloud, Minn.); her sisters, Joan (Inverness) and Lona (Great Falls); and her brothers, Mike (Port St. Lucie, Fla.), Marlon (Las Vegas) and Bill (Pendleton, Ore.).
There will be a service in Lorri’s honor at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, 1001 Alderson Ave., followed by a reception at the Elks Lodge.
Condolences may be made online at www.michelottisawyers.com.