RICHARD T. “DICK” LARSON age 88, of Greenwood, WI, died peacefully at home on Monday, January 30, 2023 surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday, February 6, 2023 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenwood. Rev. Stanislaus Michael Antony will officiate, and burial will follow in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, with military rites conducted by Greenwood American Legion Post #238. Visitation will be held at the church on Monday, from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.
Richard Thomas Larson was born in Prairie Farm, WI, the son of Alf M. and Josephine M. (Katrein) Larson. His family later moved to Dallas, and then to Greenwood, where he graduated from Greenwood High School in 1952. Dick joined the Navy on November 4, 1952 where he served on a destroyer escort during the Korean War, until his honorable discharge on October 29, 1956. He was united in marriage to Corrine J. Hare on May 7, 1955 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. After his discharge from the Navy, they moved back to Greenwood to raise their eight children. Dick was employed at Speich Tractor, Plautz Brothers, and Barr Enterprises, all while running his own accounting business for over 50 years.
Dick had many interests including: hunting, fishing, camping, and canoeing. He was an active member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Holy Name Society, a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #238, served as city clerk, coached little league and the woman’s softball team (Larson’s Ladies), was a Boy Scout Leader, and was known for his famous brats at many community events.
He will be dearly missed by his wife, Corrine, of Greenwood; his children: Mark (Trish) Larson of Greenwood, James (Karen) Larson of Horicon, Lisa (Joel) Kastner of Owen, David Larson of Greenwood, Lynn Vollrath of Springfield, IL, Laura (Dave) Toburen of Greenwood, and Jon (Alecia) Larson of Sacramento, CA; 15 grandchildren: Amy Larson, Adam Larson, Megan Larson, Brian (Shannon) Larson, Cassandra (Brad) Pareis, Michael Lynn Larson, Shawn (Kim) Kolano, Kaitlin (Jesse) Raine, Tylor Larson, Nikki Verhulst, Brody (Kayli) Vollrath, Jordan Toburen, Dane Toburen, Devin Toburen, and Elijah Thompson; 15 great-grandchildren with one on the way; one sister: Sharon Brzezinski of Muskego, WI; one brother: Don (Chris) Larson of Butler, TN; one daughter-in-law: Laura (Bernie) Kolano of Greenwood; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Michael Larson; one daughter-in-law, Lori Larson; and many great friends.
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Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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