About Us | Green-Larsen
Mortuary, Inc.

History & Staff

Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

Why Us?

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.

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Our History

Our History

The history of Green-Larsen Mortuary can be traced back to one of the original settlers in the village of Koochiching, which later became International Falls; his name was George Green.

Mr. Green operated a hardware business and was later persuaded by his son, Frank Green to add caskets to his hardware line. In the early days, principally because of a lack of passable roads and wheeled vehicles, the coffin, as it was known then, was often purchased by the settler in advance of need.

In 1911 Frank B. Green, founder of Green Mortuary, completed the course in mortuary science in Minneapolis, despite his activities in this fast growing community. In addition to his stock of hardware and builders supplies, he operated the first fuel oil agency, a sheet metal shop, a theater, and a 5&10 cent store.

Associated in funeral service at various times from 1910 to 1922 were Frank’s two brothers, Dr. Robert G. Green and R.V. Green who were engaged in funeral service in Fort Frances, Ontario.

In 1938, a third generation of Green’s, Frank’s son Grover and his wife Lillian took over running the business and later built the new Green Funeral Home at it’s present location on the corner of fourth street and sixth avenue in 1965.

In October of 1968, the Green family became associated with Norman Larsen, who moved to International Falls from Minneapolis. Norman and his wife Nancy, purchased the funeral home from the Green family in January of 1969 and the firm then became known as Green-Larsen Mortuary.

Today the funeral home remains a locally owned and family run business by the Larsen Family. Norman and Nancy, along with their son, Leif Larsen who joined the firm as a licensed mortician in 1999, continue to serve the community of International Falls and surrounding area with caring and compassionate service.

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

Leif C. Larsen

Leif C. Larsen

President/Owner
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Ashley M. Larsen

Ashley M. Larsen

Office Administrator
Norman S.  Larsen

Norman S. Larsen

Funeral Director
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John M.  Gearhart

John M. Gearhart

Funeral Director
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