Doris Schultz Larsen, 90, of Sidney died at her home on Dec. 11, 2022.
She was born March 12, 1932, at the family farmhouse in Antelope to Danish immigrants Anton and Helga Doris Sundsted. She grew up on the family farm along with her siblings Erik, Karna and Tony. Her bedstemor (grandmother) also lived with them.
Since Danish was the primary language spoken in at home, she found it a challenge when she started elementary school where she had to learn English. She attended high school in Antelope, staying the week in town and returning to the farm on weekends.
After graduating from high school, she was encouraged to join her sister at Montana State University in Bozeman. In order to help with expenses, she kept the accounting records for their co-op housing community. She earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education and business. She would eventually put both degrees to good use by teaching in Sunburst and Sidney and later keeping books for different businesses in Billings and Sidney.
She married Arnold Larsen in 1956. They had five children. The family lived in various areas including Bozeman, Sidney, Big Timber and Billings, ultimately returning to Sidney where she resided for the next 47 years. She eventually divorced and returned to school to renew her teaching degree.
Being a social person, she engaged in a variety of activities including Sidney Singles,