Larmouth, Donald Wilford
Donald Wilford Larmouth, 73, Green Bay resident, died of Parkinson's Disease on Thursday, June 12, 2014. He was born November 24, 1940 in Chicago, IL to the late G. Wilford and Margaret (Carpenter) Larmouth. Don graduated from Esko, Minnesota High School in 1958. He received his BA in English from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 1962, his MA in 1965 and his Phd in Linguistics in 1972 from the University of Chicago. On July 27, 1968 he married the former Judy Ann Smith in Duluth, MN. Don joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 1965, teaching English, Linguistics and Computer Assisted Composition (Socrates Program). Don joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and retired with emeritus status in 2000. During Don's career he taught courses in Linguistics, Scientific and Technical Writing and Chaucer. He held positions as Dean of Arts, Sciences, and Graduate Programs; Chair of Communication and the Arts and Chair of the University Committee. Administration was his calling, but teaching was his love. Don's other great passion was fishing in Canada, the Midwest and Florida. He was the proud author of the books "Tarpon on Fly" and "Riffles and Back Eddies": "Days and Nights in the Northwoods". For the last 50 years he contributed many articles to fishing magazines and journals. Don was a proud member of the Federation of Flyfishers, Classic Anglers of Wisconsin and Trout Unlimited.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years Judy Ann and their two children, Mary-Margaret (Sean) Zindren, St. Paul, MN and David (Roberta) Larmouth, McMinnville, OR; three grandchildren: Olivia and Anna Zindren and Morganne Larmouth; and his brother, Richard (Ellie) Larmouth, Belleville, MI.
Don was preceded in death by his parents and his sister.
A graveside service will be held at the Poplar Grove Cemetery on Monday, June 16, 2014 in Grand Marais, MN at 12:30 pm. A Celebration of Don's Life will be held in the Phoenix Room of the Student Union at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay at 2:30 pm on Friday, June 20, 2014 with Pastor Jerry Kuehn officiating. In lieu of floral expressions a memorial fund has been established in Don's name. To send an on-line condolence to Don's family, please go to, www.prokowall.com
Don's family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Pastor Steve Hartman and Pastor Jerry Kuehn of Union Congregational Church. Also the kindness and care given to Don and his family by the staff at Autumn's Promise Assisted Living Facility and Heartland Hospice.
Proko Wall Funeral Home
1630 East Mason Street
Green Bay, WI 54302
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on June 15, 2014