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David Lee Larson


WEST BEND, Wis. — David Lee Larson passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the age of 61, at Kathy Hospice surrounded by his family.

Dave was born on Sept. 15, 1951, in Port Washington, to Kenneth and Marjorie (Korb) Larson. Dave spent his childhood years in Newburg; shortly after he migrated to West Bend. He was employed as a construction worker for various companies throughout the years.

In 2002, Dave married his longtime girlfriend, Ginnie Frings, in a tropical wedding in Jamaica. Shortly after, they moved to Marenisco, Mich., to his home on Lake Gogebic. Dave loved spending his time fishing, hunting and on the water. He had a real knack for gardening and landscaping. Dave loved to spend time with his new girl, German shepherd puppy Cindy, and cat, Callie.

Dave was a passionate husband, dad, grandfather and friend. He will be deeply missed by those that knew him. Dave, also known as “Big Daddy,” was known most for his quick-witted humor and the ability to make those around him laugh.

He is survived by wife, Ginnie (Frings); daughter, Tracy (Paul) Ermer; son, Cory (Patti) Larson; grandchildren, Beau and Brady Becker and Brooklyn and Brynn Ermer; stepchildren, Brenda (Ryan) Bowser and Chris (Tom) Hilt; stepgranddaughter, Jazzelle Peters, and stepgrandson, Sebastian; siblings, Nancy Nehring, Tom (JoAnn) Larson, Mike (Kay) Larson, Vicki (Perry) Gornjak, Ken (Mary) Larson and Ron (Denise) Larson. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and nephew, Keegan.

Visitation will be held at Phillip Funeral Home, 1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend WI 53095, on Wednesday, April 17, from 4 until 7 p.m., with sharing of memories at 7 p.m.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to St. Joseph’s ICU staff, Dr. Smale, Dr. Gill and the Kathy Hospice for the care and compassion provided to Dave and his family on this journey. Also, a special thank you to Beans and Judy Halberg for all their help during this time. Another thank you to Patti Doman for taking full care of Cindy and Eileen Miller for taking care of Callie.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. Visit them online at


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