John Larson, 76John Otto Larson, age 76, of Plum City, Wis., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 12, after a courageous battle with cancer, at the Plum City Care Center.
John Otto Larson, age 76, of Plum City, Wis., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 12, after a courageous battle with cancer, at the Plum City Care Center.
John was born on Jan. 23, 1937, in Plum City, the son of Paul David and Wilma (Wahlund) Larson. He was a 1955 graduate of Maiden Rock High School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1955-1957. John was united in marriage to Della Nickel on June 11, 1960, at the Clayfield Catholic Church, Ellsworth. To this union, three sons were born: Steve, Bob, and Randy.
John loved farming, his John Deere tractors, and any activities that included his family and many friends. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing Parcheesi, croquet, and Farkle; in addition, he loved his many travels with his family to somewhere warm. John had an uncanny knack of making friends wherever he went. He will be missed by all who knew him.
He was a 38-year member of the National Farm Organization, serving as treasurer at one time, and St. John’s Catholic Church and Holy Name Society.
John was preceded in death by his grandson Michael Larson and his parents.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 52 years, Della of Plum City; three sons: Steve (Julie) Larson, Eagan, Minn.; Bob (JoAnn) Larson, Plum City; Randy (Lori) Larson, Plum City; seven grandchildren, Briana Larson, Kyle Larson, Emily Larson, Terry (Lynn) Berger, Shelly (Troy) Bundy, Jolene (Chris) Felch, Kasey (Jim) Johnson; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Jerry (Janice) Larson, Port Richie, Fla.; sister, LaVonne (Tom) Carroll, Tampa, Fla.; stepmother, Evelyn Larson, Red Wing, Minn.; stepsisters Carol Hanson and Pat (Eddy) Tri. John is further survived by other relatives and many friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Plum City. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the Hill Funeral Home, Ellsworth, from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday and for 1 hour prior to the Mass at the church on Monday. Military honors will be provided by the veterans of American Legion Post #365, Plum City.
For online condolences, go to www.hillfuneralservice.com. Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ellsworth, is serving the family.
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