Antique Vintage 12

Robert M. Larson, Jr.

March 24, 1937 ~ February 22, 2021 (age 83)

Obituary

Robert M. Larson, age 83 of Emerald, WI died on Monday, February 22, 2021 at the Parkview Home in Woodville, WI where he had been a resident for the past 3 years.

 

Robert Murry Larson, Jr.   was born March 24, 1937 to Robert M. Sr., and Florence (Logan) Larson in New Richmond, WI.  He spent his younger years in New Richmond, then at age 12, the family moved to the Twin Cities.

 

Bob graduated from Mounds View High School in 1956.  He made a career as a tower crane operator, working for many different construction companies and was a member of the Local 49 operating engineers.  A big highlight was operating the crane on top of the IDS Building in Minneapolis, MN.

 

Bob married Carole (Paulson) Larson on August 24, 1963 and they made their home in St. Paul, MN, where they had 2 children Jeff and Valerie.   In 1971, they moved to Emerald, WI where they still reside.

Bob and Carole enjoyed collecting and together opened an antique shop at their home.   They also had fun doing antique mall shows in the Twin Cities and selling in several different shops over the years.  When Bob retired in 1983 they liked going to garage sales and taking many road trips around the country and sometimes doing shows and camping as they traveled.  At the shows, he was known as “The Tool Man”.   Bob was a member of First Lutheran Church, Clear Lake, WI where he and Carole were both confirmed.  He lived life to the fullest and loved having fun and spending time with family and friends.

 

He is preceded in death by his Parents:  Robert, Sr. and Florence Larson.

Sister:  Rubie (Larson) Coenen

Brother-In-Laws:  John Desmond & Michael Paulson

 

Survived by Wife:  Carole (Paulson) Larson

Children:              Jeff (Lardy) Larson  &     Valerie (Larson) Cipra

Grandchildren:                  Heather Swanson,  Kalee Cipra,  Nathan Cipra,  Shawnna Paulson

Great Grandson:              Dean Murry Cipra

Sisters:                 Judi  Desmond  &  Janet (Derry) Monson

Sister-In-Laws:                  Cindy Paulson  &  Terry (Paulson) Dowell

Along with Nieces, Nephews and many other kids that called and thought of him as Grandpa.  As well as many other relatives and friends.

 

Bob’s Memorial Servicel will be held on Saturday, March 13th at First Lutheran Church in Clear Lake, WI.  Visitation at church from 11-1 pm and funeral begins at 1 PM.

 

Guests are asked to wear masks.  A private family burial will take place following the service at Clear Lake Cemetery in Clear Lake, WI.            

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
March 13, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
First Lutheran Church
811 South Avenue West
Clear Lake, Wisconsin 54005

Memorial Service
Saturday
March 13, 2021

1:00 PM
First Lutheran Church
811 South Avenue West
Clear Lake, Wisconsin 54005

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