Walter Larson

Walter J. Larson, 69, of Dorchester died Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at his home in Dorchester. Services will be held at a later date. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family with arrangements.
Walter Joseph Larson was born May 26, 1946 in Waukon, the son of Henry and Marguerite (Blake) Larson. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary's Dorchester Catholic Church in Dorchester and graduated from St. Patrick's High School in Waukon in 1964. Walter owned and operated Larson Wood Products, making custom furniture, refinishing and repairing furniture for many years.
Survivors include Dianne Johnson of Dorchester; a daughter, Nichole (Dennis) Hart of Waterloo; a step-daughter, Dana Douglass of Soldiers Grove, WI; many grandchildren; one brother, Kenneth (Sharon) Larson of Dorchester; seven sisters: Gen Rude of Decorah, Karen (Al) Ullerich of Guttenberg, Alice Miller of Waukon, Rose Ann Williams of Pine Island, MN, Anna Marie (Tony) Danaher of Casper, WY, Kathy (Norbert) Kruse of Dorchester and Linda Eiken of Spring Grove, MN; two sisters-in-law, Joanne Larson of Waukon and Deb (Rod) Sickles of Dorchester; and a brother-in-law, Dave Johnson of Cedar Rapids.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Danny Danielson; five brothers, Henry, Herbert, Ralph, Larry and Lowell Larson; five brothers-in-law, Ralph Doubek, Chuck Rude, Bart Williams, Keith Miller and Joe Eiken; a sister-in-law, Mavis Larson; and a step-son, Dan Douglass. Online condolences may be left at


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