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Marcella Larson, 73

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Marcella Spreeman Larson, age 73, of Star Prairie, died peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 13, at her home.

Marcella was born the daughter of Ben and Arlyene (Imire) Spreeman, on Nov. 1, 1940, in the town of Stanton, Wis. The family moved to Huntington, and Marcella attended Star Prairie elementary and New Richmond High School graduating with the class of 1958.

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After high school, she worked as a telephone operator in New Richmond. On Oct. 8, 1960, she married Roger A. Larson. Roger and Marcella were in automobile accident in 1971 that took Roger's life. She raised their three children on the farm near Deer Park. On Feb. 1, 1976, Marcella married Roger G. Larson at Bethany Lutheran Church in Star Prairie. She was active in her circle at church and with the local Homemakers group. She enjoyed doing crafts. Crocheting, ceramics, painting, and making numerous doll dresses throughout the years.

Marcella had a lot of fun traveling. She and Roger traveled to all 50 states and beyond. She especially enjoyed spoiling their dog Sally.

Marcella was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Arlyene Spreeman; husband, Roger A. Larson; and daughter-in-law, Anna Larson.

She is survived by husband, Roger G. Larson; children, Mike Larson, Julie (Jim) Howe, Steve Larson, Jodie (Kurt) Helmrick, and Skip Larson; grandchildren, David Larson, LeeAnn (Tim) Heeren, Mandy (Nick) Atzmiller, James (Tracy) Howe, Ben Helmrick, and Jacob Helmrick; great-grandchildren, Chase, Reese, and Brynn Atzmiller, and Jack and Zoe Howe; sisters, Virginia Spreeman, and Kathleen (John) Weaver; and many nieces; nephews; relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 415 Bridge Ave., Star Prairie, WI. Memorial visitation will also be from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, at the church.

Memorials may be directed to Bethany Lutheran Church.

Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

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