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Pearl M. Larson, 81, Beaver Dam, died Thursday, March 1, 2018, at her home, surrounded by her family.

The visitation will be from 4 until 6 p.m. at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Tuesday, March 6, with a funeral service to follow at the funeral home at 6 p.m. The Rev. Philip Heyer will be officiating, and cremation will follow.

The former Pearl Margaret DeGrave was born Feb. 3, 1937, in Wilson, Michigan, to Edward and Laura (Wery) DeGrave. On Feb. 11, 1954, she was united in marriage with Robert E. Larson in Escanaba, Michigan. Pearl worked for 25 years at John Deere in Horicon, retiring in 1997. She enjoyed reading a good book, cooking and baking. Pearl looked forward to every family get-together, and every moment spent with her children and grandchildren was cherished. She had a huge heart and helping hands that all derived from her strong faith.

Pearl is survived by her children, Robert Larson Jr., Jody Larson, Laura Larson (Tony Pavelka), Vicki (Eric) Radloff, Todd (Linda) Larson, and Brian Larson (Pam Mcmanamy); grandchildren, Shawn (Lesa) Baumber, Jean (Joe) Clark, Rebecca Larson, Robert Larson III, Joel Larson, Justin Larson, Brandon Folts, Jerrid Folts, Melissa Larson, Crystal (Erik) Gonzalez, Evelyn Rodriguez, Brian Larson II, Christopher Larson, Gabriel Larson, Dakota Schultz, Samantha Pavelka, Natasha Martin, Melissa Freeman, Sarah Arth, Amanda Jenkins, Mackenzie Mcmanamy and Zach Mcmanamy; great-grandchildren, Brittany, Brianna, and Simon Baumler, Zachary, Savanna and Diamond Clason, Jayden and Micha Larson, Ella Jean and Grace Clark, Alejandra, Ethan, and Jhoana Gonzalez, Jada and Camille Martin, Addilyn, and Aron Pavalka, Dylan Working, Izsaac Folts, Wyatt Arth, Zak, Melena, Lucas, and Kisha Jenkins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward DeGrave and Laura DeGrave-Duchaine; her husband, Robert Larson Sr.; daughter, Rosann Verner; three sisters, Evelyn Charlies, Ethel Wilbur and Arlene Janoski; brother, Leonard DeGrave; parents-in-law; three brothers-in-law; and three sisters-in-law.

The family thanks Hillside Home Care/Hospice for their compassion and care that was given to Pearl.

Memorials may be made in Pearl M. Larson’s name to St. Stephen’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, or for directions and other information, please visit our website at www.KoepsellFH.com.