Melvin K. Larson, 89, of Urne, Wis, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the American Lutheran Home, Mondovi.
He was born on June 13, 1929, on the family homestead in Urne, a son of the late Ole and Minnie (Quarberg) Larson. Melvin attended Church Valley School and then Nelson High School. At the age of 15, Melvin began working for a living with various employers, most notably Herbert Tiffany and then Kraemer Brothers Construction, retiring on July 1, 1991.
On May 7, 1949, Melvin married Violet Hopf and to this marriage three children were born, Stephen, Robert and Marcia. Violet preceded Melvin in death on Aug. 14, 1966. After a short time in Wabasha, Minn., Melvin and his wife moved to the homestead farm in Urne, Buffalo County, Wis.
Melvin married Gladys (Carothers) Evanson on Feb. 7, 1970, and at the same time became the step-dad to four sons, Robert, Ricky, Timothy and Dan.
Melvin was a member of Lyster Lutheran Church, Town of Nelson, Wis.
Some of Melvin’s hobbies were reading books, crossword puzzles and he enjoyed the outdoors hunting or doing yard work. What Melvin found to be his greatest enjoyment was time spent with his family.
Melvin is survived and will be dearly missed by his wife, Gladys; seven children, Stephen (Judy) of Mondovi, Robert (Linda) of Urne and Marcia (Mitch) Cox of Eau Galle, Robert Evanson of Ridgeland, Wis., Ricky (Karin) Evanson of Colorado, Tim (Melissa) Evanson of Durand, Dan (Jeanine) Evanson of Red Wing, Minn.; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Besides his parents and first wife, Violet, Melvin was preceded in death by his brothers, Arthur and Orville; granddaughter, Nicole.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 21, at 11 a.m., at Lyster Lutheran Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 20, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Talbot Family Funeral Home, Alma, and again on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service at the church.
Please share a memory or express your condolence to comfort Melvin’s family at www.talbotfuneralhomes.com.