Obit: Larson, Josephine Mary (1912 - 2013)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Larson, Leifel, Katreim, Brzezinski, Resong, Joseph

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 2/20/2013

Larson, Josephine Mary (14 May 1912 - 16 February 2013)

Josephine Larson, 100, of Neillsville died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Josephine Mary Larson was born May 14, 1912, in Almena, the daughter of Henry and Minnie (Leifel) Katreim. She attended Catholic School in Almena and one year of business school. Josephine then worked at home until she was 21. She was united in marriage to Alf Larson July 25, 1933, at the Catholic Church in Almena. They moved to Prairie Farm and later to Dallas and then to Greenwood, where they raised their family. They lived in Greenwood for 21 years, and Josephine worked as a clerk at the Farmer’s Store in Neillsville, beginning in 1943. Eventually, they moved to Neillsville, and she continued to work for the Farmer’s Store.

Josephine was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville, belonging to the St. Jude Circle. And she was a faithful member of the TOPS organization.

She is survived by three children, Richard (Corrine) Larson of Greenwood, Sharon Brzezinski of Muskego and Donald (Chris) Larson of Hustisford; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alf Larson; a grandson, Michael Larson; and a son-in-law, Lenny Brzezinski.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville. The Celebrant will be Rev. Varkey V. Joseph. Music will be provided by Ronald Resong, organist, and St. Mary’s choir. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Greenwood at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at  The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Josephine’s family with funeral arrangements.



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