Marvin L. Larson, age 92, of Alma, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Lake Winona Manor, Winona, MN.
He was born on August 24, 1924 in Norwegian Valley, rural Nelson in Buffalo County, WI to the late Leonard and Mamie (Haase) Larson.
At the age of 16, he drove a team of horses to the farm in Waumandee and farmed with his dad.
In 1946 he moved to Milwaukee to work at Nash Motors and then went on to serve his Country in the United States Army where he was a Sherman tank Trainer.
He married Beatrice Sobolske and they had two sons, James and Rodney, they later divorced. Marvin later married Shirley Schneider and became a step dad to two Jeff and Randy. Marvin was a drywall contractor by trade.
He retired to live in rural Alma and came home to the country so he could watch his family tag the deer on his land. He returned often to Milwaukee and Grand Rapids, MI to enjoy his family. He and his wife, Shirley would like to winter in Arizona to enjoy their home.
He enjoyed life which included camping with his family, hunting on the Larson and Woychik farm, riding horses, skiing, playing cards with his friends and entertaining many with his humorous stories.
Marvin is survived by his wife, Shirley; son, James (Sandy) Larson, and their children, Nicole and Tara; along with three great grandchildren, Sophia, Breven and Bryce; step sons, Jeff (Kathy Hunter) Schneider and their children, Jacob, Katie, Emily and Abby and Randy (Patti Gross) Schneider and his daughter, Korin; brother, Junior (Helen) Larson; sisters Lucille Bagniewski, Darlene (Al) Slaby and Alice Breitung and sister in law, Clarice Larson; along with nieces, nephews, dear and special cousins and friends.
Besides his parents, Marvin was preceded in death by his son Rodney and brothers Kenneth and his wife, Marjorie and Duane and sister, Joyce.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Waumandee, WI with Father Paul Breza as celebrant. Inurnment, with full military honors, will follow at the parish cemetery.
A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, July 22 from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM at the church.