Norman E. Larson

Norman E. Larson, 87, Barron, Wis., passed away Monday, July 8, 2019, at his home.

He was born March 3, 1932, at Rice Lake to Eric and Esther (Borg) Larson. Norman graduated from Barron High School in 1950 and attended St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., where he earned his teaching degree.

He taught music in Cameron, math at the University of Minnesota, and then math and computer science at Stevens Point Area Senior High. After retiring from teaching, he returned to farming on the family farm.

Norman served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Japan during the Korean War.

He was a lifelong member of the First Lutheran Church of Arland, where he was the organist since he was 16 years old.

Surviving are sisters Sharon Bringman of Barron and Ilene (David Keeler) Carroll of Birchwood; and a special nephew Barry (Cheryl) Near, who worked on the farm with Norman for several years and was his primary caregiver. He is also survived by many other nieces and nephews.

Norman was preceded in death by his parents; a sister Muriel Sain; a nephew Dale Bader; and a great-nephew Michael Near.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 15, from First Lutheran Church of Arland, with Rev. Timothy Vettrus officiating.

Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. Sunday from Rausch and Steel Funeral Home, Barron, and an hour prior to services at the church.

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