Arne V. Larson, age 99 of Clintonville, WI passed peacefully away on Monday, November 30, 202 at ThedaCare Medical Center in New London, WI from natural causes.
Arne Vernon Larson was born February 26, 1921 to Clarence and Ruth (Hoy) Larson in rural Waupaca, WI. He graduated from Scandinavia High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1943. He married S. Madelyn Lee on June 23, 1945 at Scandinavia Lutheran Church in Scandinavia, WI. His work with General Electric took him to the East Coast and then to Milwaukee, WI. He moved to Clintonville in 1950, where he worked in research and design at Four Wheel Drive Corporation. A notable work project was the design and development of the Terra Cruiser. Later, he worked as a contracting engineer, retiring in 1982 to care for Madelyn.
Clever with his hands and with a problem-solving mind, Arne could fix or construct almost anything. He enjoyed math, once commenting to his grandsons that “Calculus was great fun!” He loved music and old-time dancing was a joy.
Arne is survived by his 3 children: John (Susan) Larson, Appleton, WI, Sigrid (Dakin) Trimble, Rochester, MN, and Eric (Linda) Larson, Clintonville, and Florida.
Grandchildren: Paul Trimble, Arthur (Melody) Trimble, Aaron (Amanda) Larson, Derek (Leila) Larson, Melissa (Steven) Wegner, and Greg Larson
Great grandchildren: Andrew Trimble, Cooper Wegner, Isabella Wegner, Hudson Larson
Siblings: Irene (David) LaStofka, Iola and Norman (Elva) Larson, Waupaca
Very good friend: Beatrice Artz.
Arne was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Madelyn and his brothers Clifford and David.
Arne’s funeral service will be held privately at Christus Lutheran Church in Clintonville with Rev. Brian Crocker officiating. Internment will follow at Scandinavia Lutheran Cemetery. The service will be recorded and available to view on the Christus Lutheran Church YouTube starting in the afternoon of Saturday December 5, 2020.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Christus Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main Street, Clintonville, WI 54929.
The family would like to thank the staff at Aster Assisted Living of Clintonville for the excellent care they provided for Dad while a resident.
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