Almar “Junior” Larson, age 93, of Rice Lake, Wis., died Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at Dove Healthcare in Rice Lake.
He was born Jan. 20, 1928, to Almar Sr. and Gertrude (Merchant) Larson in Rusk County, Wis., and grew up on a farm just north of Wickware in Barron County, Wis. He entered the Army Air Force in 1945 and served through the end of World War II.
Upon his return home, he moved to Milwaukee where he met Patricia “Pat” Hansen, and they were married on May 16, 1956, at the “Little Brown Church” in Nashua, Iowa. Together, they raised three daughters. The family moved back to the Barron County area in 1958. Almar was a proud truck driver. He helped build all of the freeway systems in the northern half of Wisconsin and was an owner/operator for many years.
After his retirement, he and his dog, Snuffy, rode together on his moped all over the area. He also enjoyed spending time restoring his three antique John Deere tractors.
Almar is survived by his wife, Pat, of Rice Lake; daughters, Kim (Mark) Ralph, of Marion, N.C., Kay (Bradley) Rundhaug, of Minong, Wis., and Kristy (Wayne) Trowbridge of Chetek, Wis.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren, as well as many other relatives and friends.
Almar was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lyle; and sisters, Betty and Marjorie.
A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Cameron, Wis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to be given to Lakeview Medical Center Hospice. Arrangements are with Rausch-Lundeen Funeral Homes, Cameron and Dallas.