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From the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram



Barbara Larson


Barbara Larson, age 61, of Hudson, and formerly of Eau Claire, died peacefully Sunday evening, October 20, 2002, at her home following an illness with cancer. Barb was born on June 20, 1941, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the daughter of Wilton and Betty (McClay) Burr.

She received her education in Eau Claire graduating from Memorial High School. Following this, she furthered her education at the Minnesota School of Business in Minneapolis. With her training, she began working for American National Bank in Eau Claire. She began as a teller and advanced to Supervisor of drive-through. On January 29, 1966, she was united in marriage with LaVerne "Vern" Larson at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. This union was blessed with two daughters, Amee and Kari. In 1968, Vern was transferred with Northern States Power (NSP) to Minneapolis where they lived for as short time. In 1972, they made Hudson their home. After the kids were grown, she worked as a hostess at the Hudson House for several years. Barb thoroughly enjoyed spending time at their lake home on Bone Lake. She also enjoyed fishing, boating, and spending time with family and friends. Her fun attitude and caring demeanor brought smiles to many people.

Barb leaves behind to celebrate her life her husband LaVerne of Hudson; two daughters Amee (Harold Brown) Larson of Eagan, Kari Larson of Hudson; granddaughter Taylor; father Wilton Burr; and sister Kathlyn (Tim) Berg of Eau Claire; nephews Ryan Berg of Eau Claire and Adam Berg of River Falls.

Her mother, Betty Burr, preceded her in death.

Celebration of Life and a time to remember the life of Barb Larson will be held Wednesday evening from 4 to 8 p.m. at the OíConnell Family Funeral Home of Hudson. Funeral service and burial will be private.

Funeral services are entrusted to OíConnell Family Funeral Home of Hudson 715-386-3725.