Obit: Larson, Josephine Mary #2 (1912 - 2013)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Larson, Leifel, Katreim, Brezezinski

----Source: The Loyal TRG (Loyal, Clark County, WI) 20 Feb 2013

Larson, Josephine (14 May 1912-16 Feb 2013)

Josephine Larson, 100, Neillsville, died on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, Feb. 23, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Neillsville. Rev. Varkey V. Joseph will officiate. Music will be provided by Ronald Resong, organist, and St. Mary’s Choir. Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m., on Saturday, Feb. 23, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at a later date

Josephine Mary Larson was born on May 14, 1912, in Almea, the daughter of Henry and Minnie (nee Leifel) Katreim. She attended Catholic school in Almena and then one year of business school. Josephine then worked at home until she was 21. On July 25, 1933, she married Alf Larson 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 working for the Farmer’s Store. Josephine was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville, and belonged to the St. Jude Circle. She was also a faithful member of the TOPS organization.

She is survived by three children, Richard (Corrine) Larson, Greenwood, Sharon Brzezinski, Muskego, and Donald (Chris) Larson, 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.

Online condolences may be made at

The Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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