Donald E. Larson

RACINE - Donald E. Larson, 82, passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, October 28, 2013. He was born in Mondovi, WI, on November 14, 1930, the son of the late Henry and Mae (nee: Kins) Larson. Don served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On April 16, 1953, in Hinesville, GA, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth “Betty” George. They moved to Racine. WI, in 1953. Don had been employed by the Twin Disc Corporation for nearly 30 years. He was a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church and the V.F.W. of Gilmanton, WI. Don loved dancing with Betty, a good joke, and a lively game of cards. He also enjoyed camping, hiking, and fishing with his family. Surviving are his wife Betty, their children, Geraldine “Geri” Larson, Karen (Robert) Duchesneau, twins, Laurie (Mark) Csepella, Linda (Timothy) Hoeffert, and Donald A. (Maria) Larson, grandchildren, Eric and Rachel Duchesneau, Sarah and Alexander Csepella, Joslyn and Jenna Hoeffert, Lucas and Aysia Larson, brother, Lyman Larson, sister, Carol Erickson, sisters-in-law, Janice Larson, Shirley Larson, and Judy (Donald) Loga. Don is further survived by his nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, William “Bill” Larson, and Robert “Bob” Larson, sister, Doris Knecht, brothers-in-law, Archie Erickson, Chester Knecht, Marcel “Chuck” George, and Wayne George, and sister-in-law, Laverne Larson. His funeral service will be held in Grace Lutheran Church, 3700 Washington Ave., on Saturday, November 2nd, at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Randal Poppe officiating. Visitation will be in the church on Saturday, from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Private burial, with full military honors, will be held in the Gilmanton Cemetery, Gilmanton WI at a later date. DRAEGER-LANGENDORF FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY 4600 County Line Rd. 552-9000

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Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd. Racine, WI 53403
(262) 552-9000

Published in Racine Journal Times on Oct. 31, 2013