Albert M. Larsen, 89, Edgar, Wis.

Albert M. Larsen, age 89, of Edgar, Wis. passed away on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Wausau Aspirus Hospital.

Albert was born March 30, 1924, in Lime Springs, Iowa, to Nels and Marie Larsen. He was quite the athlete at his high school in Lime Springs: half- and fullback in football and center fielder and pitcher on his softball team. After graduating from Lime Springs, he did a lot of league bowling. He went on to work at a farm in Waterloo, and then in construction and for John Deere and International Harvester in the Tri-Cities, where he met his future wife, Genevieve Gilmour. Albert returned to the family farm in Lime Springs after a tornado in 1948, but Genevieve never left his mind, and in February 1949 they were married. Together they farmed in Lime Springs for 14 years and then purchased a farm in Edgar where they farmed until their retirement in 1989.

Albert held a seat on the Edgar Co-op Board for nine years and was also the first life-time member of the Edgar FFA Alumni. He loved to follow the Brewers and Packers and attended many Edgar High School sporting events.

Albert will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 64 years, Genevieve. Also surviving are his children, Judy (Tim) Ranke of Birnamwood, Wis.; Marilyn Larsen of Hudson, Wis. and daughter Erica; Harry Larsen of Hudson and children Corey (Kristen), Kelli Jo and Casey; Carla (Walter) Wiese of Medford, Wis. and children Kyle (Stacy Hansen), Brittany (Justin Scott), Amber and Shawna; and Dawn (Kevin) Durr of Edgar and children Tyler and McKenzie; and a sister, Shirley Tuccillo of Brooklyn, N.Y.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nels and Marie; stepmother, Olga; and his siblings, Sherman, Richard, Harry, Nels, EdnaMae and Grace.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Tom Stoffel and the staff of Wausau Manor and Aspirus Hospital.

A memorial service was held on Jan. 3, 2014 at Rib Falls United Methodist Church. Pastor Steve Booher officiated. Arrangements were entrusted to Life Tributes Funeral Home and Cremation Service-Spencer. Visit http://www.lifetributesfuneralhome.com to share thoughts and condolences.

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