Kathleen Joy Larson

Kathleen (Kat) Joy Larson passed away on Oct. 7, 2020. Kat was born on April 4th, 1948 in Grantsburg to Donald and Merna Corty. She was the second to oldest of seven children. Her family is a close knit one that could be described as the epitome of a small town, hardworking, and very connected community. She took a lot of pride in her family and loved to share stories of her youth and upbringing. She attended Branstad School for eight years, and then moved onto Grantsburg High School where she graduated in 1966.

Kat worked in the office of Northern Manufacturing from 1966 until 1974. Starting in 1975 she worked in several different accounting positions at Burnett Dairy Cooperative until her retirement in 2013. She formed many lifelong relationships at Burnett Dairy, and some would call her an icon at the cooperative. Everyone knew Kat. Everyone loved Kat. But nobody crossed Kat.

In 1968 she married Robert Larson. They had two children whom she took much joy in raising. Kat loved cooking, crocheting, playing cards, working, the Packers, and the annual family trip to Lake 26. Kat was loving, to the point, and honest- although her honesty was questioned many times when it came to playing cards. She never backed down on her relentless competitiveness, even with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by husband Robert Larson, parents Donald and Merna Corty, sister Darlene Carrier, and nephew William Lauer.

Kat is survived by her daughter Theresa and son Donald (Jessica Teich) Larson, grandson Arron (Ali) Goepfert, granddaughter Emma (Calvin) Fearing, great grandchildren Abby and Arron Goepfert, siblings Dennis (Lana) Corty, Roger (Jane) Corty, Jean (Jim) McAllister, Joan (Pete) Lauer, and David Corty, and many nieces and nephews.

Private family services were held. Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Grantsburg. Online condolences can be made at www.swedberg-taylor.com.