Joanne Lois Catherine Larson, (nee Marchessault), loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother, age 91 of Becker, MN (formerly of Columbia Heights, MN), passed away on October 27, 2023.
Joanne is preceded in death by her mother and father, Gerald and Gladys Marchessault; loving husband, Donald; brothers, Eugene and Gerald. She will be dearly missed by her sister, Beverly; brother in law, Gerald (Janet); sister in law, Elaine; her children, Barbara, Donn (Pat), Patricia (Michael); eight grandchildren; twenty two great grandchildren; one great, great grandchild.
Joanne was born in Minneapolis on June 18, 1932. After graduation from South High School, she married Donald Larson in February of 1951. They settled in Columbia Heights where she was a proud and wonderful mom and homemaker. She was fond of baking and won several blue ribbons for her caramel rolls at the Minnesota State Fair. An avid college football fan, Saturdays were reserved for watching her beloved Notre Dame fighting Irish. She enjoyed several trips to Hawaii and loved her road trips with her daughters. She also enjoyed spending time at her son and daughter’s cabins.
Following the death of her husband, Joanne worked for Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service until her retirement.
Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter Catholic Church, 1405 Sibley Memorial Highway, Mendota, MN, on Wednesday, November 8th at 11:00 a.m with visitation from 10-11am preceding the service. Luncheon to follow at the church. Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
For those unable to attend, you may live stream the service at https://email@example.com/streams.