John Harlen Larson, age 80 of Eau Claire, WI, passed on to the eternal life on December 9, 2021 under the care of his family and the wonderful hospice team at Mayo. He was born on December 29, 1940 to Lawrence and Selma (Monson) Larson.

John enjoyed his childhood on the farm in Osseo, Wisconsin. He was a graduate of Osseo High School. He moved throughout the United States, living in Pennsylvania, Arizona, and California. John moved to Alaska where he enjoyed the natural freedoms, hunting, fishing, and the camaraderie that Alaska is known for. He later moved his family back “home” to Osseo, WI where he enjoyed raising his children and watching them participate in local sports, 4-H, and FFA. Later in life John enjoyed the noon news, a cocktail, a game of dice, and good conversation.

John will be missed by his children Melisa (Damon) Kelsey of North Pole, AK, April (David) Peterson of Fairchild,Wi, John (Chica Janicki) Larson of Osseo, Jesse (Savannah) Larson of Eau Claire. Step-children: Terri Harner, Carrie (Michael ) Bennett, and Rauly Northrop. Grandchildren, Jacqui, David, Magdalena, Tucker, Vail, Annie and Henry. And 6 great grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his parents:Lawrence and Selma Larson, his brothers: Lyman Larson and Orlin Larson, and his sister Helen Johnson.

Funeral Services for John will be Saturday January 22, 2022 at 11:00 at the Elk Creek Lutheran Church. Pastor Valerian Ahles will officiate. Family and friends are welcome to visitation at 10:00 AM until time of service. A burial at the Elk Creek Lutheran Cemetery will follow.

The Schiefelbein Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements, 13507 7th St. Osseo, WI 54758 (715-597-3711).

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