WEST SALEM — Carole A Larson, 89, of West Salem passed away peacefully Monday, April 24, 2017, at Gundersen Health System, with family by her side.
Carole was born April 7, 1928, on the family farm in Westby, to Eddie and Anna (Hanson) Lunde. She is a graduate of Westby High. She married Lester M. Larson Nov. 10, 1945, in the Westby Coon Prairie Church. Throughout their marriage they lived in West Salem, Westby, Janesville and La Crosse. Together they had five children. They were married over 52 years before being parted by Lester’s passing in 1998. During Carole’s lifetime, she loved to be around family. Her life was filled with family trips and get-togethers. She was truly proud of her Norwegian heritage and could be heard speaking Norwegian while on the phone with family. She was a connoisseur of Yahtzee and Scrabble. She enjoyed weekly lunches and Scrabble marathons with her dear friends Ruth and Doris. Her family would date and keep their scorecard if they happen to beat her in a match. She was a member of The Church of Christ-Acapella at the time of her death.
She is survived by four of her children, Jeanne (Larry) Weaver of Foley, Ala., Vickie (Edwin) Knutson of Onalaska, Russell (Lisa) Larson of West Salem, Ann (fiancé Tony) Schomber of Beaver Dam, Wis., 15 grandchildren including Scott, Jay, Stacey, Troy, Timothy, Heidi, Kyle, Nicholas, Brett, Jessica, Natasha, Gabrielle, Amanda, Dakota, and Carlie; 26 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Irvin (Mary) Lunde of Berlin, Wis., sister-in-law, Dorothy Lunde of Westby; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester; a daughter, Linda Olson; a grandson, Travis Olson; her parents, Eddie and Anna Lunde; her sisters, Vivian (Lunde) Leum and Arlene Lunde; her brothers, Chester, Roger and Eddie Jr.; her father and mother-in-law, Olof and Helma Larson; her brothers-in-law, Obert Larson, Alden Fremstad, Milton Leum; sisters-in-law, Cleo Lunde, Elaine Lunde, Audrey Fremstad; and sons-in-law, Glen Nelson, Ronald Nelson and Gary McAffee.
Our family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Gundersen Health Systems for their loving care in our mother’s final days, especially Dr. Mary Morris and the fine nursing staff and medical assistants. You all made a difference!
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In lieu of flowers, the family prefer memorials to the charity of your choice.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, May 1, with a celebration of life service at 5:30 p.m. at Vosseteig Funeral Home, 708 S. Hwy. 14 in Westby. Burial will take place at the Coon Prairie Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered at www.VossFH.Com
Vosseteig Funeral Home of Westby is serving the family.