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DuWayne Larson 03/27/2018

DuWayne Larson 03/27/2018

DuWayne Joseph Larson, age 75 of Star Prairie, WI, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. DuWayne was born the son of Henry and Minnie (Cook) Larson on July 20, 1942 in the town of Alden, Polk County, Wisconsin. He attended school in Star Prairie and graduated from New Richmond High School with the class of 1960. As a senior in high school, DuWayne met the love of his life, Sylvina “Susie” Pederson. They were married on November 19, 1960 at First Lutheran Church in New Richmond. DuWayne attended Dunwoody Institute and became a machinist. In retirement, he became the Superintendent of the Clear Lake Golf Club. DuWayne enjoyed sports, he played fast-pitch softball, golf, and raced snowmobiles. He was a huge Packer fan, avid hunter, liked playing cards, restoring his Allis Chalmers tractor and spending time with his family. DuWayne was hard working, strong willed man with a great sense of humor. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather who was proud of his family. DuWayne was an excellent role model and welcomed many friends into his life and family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Minnie Larson; sister, Sandra (Walter) Grevich and their unborn child; and nephew, Brent Measner. DuWayne is survived by his wife of 57 years, Susie Larson; daughters, Sherry (Scott) Kittel, Shelly (Craig) Matthys, and Lynnette Larson; grandchildren, Lindsay (Dave), Benjamin, Bailey, Megan (Greg), Jake (Megan), Amanda (Chad); great-grandchildren, Jacey, Maddie, Brayden, and baby girl (due in June); his beloved cat Gizmo; sisters, Judy (Allen) Measner, and Linda (Dennis) Skifstad; and many nieces, nephews, and family. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 11 am at Bethany Lutheran Church 415 Bridge Avenue Star Prairie, WI. Visitation was also on Saturday from 9-11 am at the church. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond, WI.


  • Heather boucher Posted March 28, 2018 9:59 pm

    So so sorry Lynette and entire family! Sad to see you lose your dad and a great part of your life. Hugs ? Heather Boucher

  • Gene & Kathy Fichter Posted March 28, 2018 10:13 pm

    Lynnette, to you, your mother and all of your siblings our deepest sympathy goes out to. We know how very close you were to your dad. The loss feels unbearable right now. You are in our thoughts and prayers … Love, Gene and Kathy

  • Lisa Leahy Posted March 29, 2018 2:34 pm

    I was so sorry to hear of DuWaynes passing. I will always remember our conversations, his zest for life, and that smile of his. He was so lucky to have such a supportive, loving and caring family. Take good care, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Lisa Leahy

  • cheryl miller Posted March 30, 2018 8:11 pm

    May God give DuWayne’s family the strength and peace during this difficult time. RIP

  • Ric Thompson Posted April 1, 2018 7:44 pm

    Suzie, Sherry, Shelly and Lynette,
    I’m sorry to hear about you losing DuWayne.
    I remember living next door to the Larson’s back in Star Prairie.
    I know it’s been many years ago it’s still sad to hear about it.

    Take care,
    Ric Thompson

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  • Joanne Glasspoole Posted July 10, 2018 4:33 pm

    I am devastated to learn of your father’s death. I am happy I was fortunate enough to meet him. He was definitely a role model. Please give my condolences to your mother and your sisters. This is sad news.

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