Bjorn David Larson

Born: Mon., Dec. 14, 1970
Died: Sun., Aug. 14, 2011


Visitation

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Aug. 17, 2011
Location: Burnham-Ours Funeral Home


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Aug. 18, 2011
Location: Cornerstone Christian Church


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Bjorn Larson, 40, of New Auburn, WI, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2011. Bjorn was born on December 14, 1970 in Menomonie, Wisconsin the son of Brian and Cheryl (Cox) Larson.   He attended school in Elmwood, Wisconsin and graduated from Elmwood High School in 1989. Bjorn then attended the Chippewa Valley Technical College earning a degree in Police Science in 1991. 
He was married to Mindi Ward on January 25, 1997 in Eau Claire, WI. After their marriage they made their home in Elmwood until 1999, then moving to Prescott, WI. In 2008 the family relocated to the Chetek area where he was employed at Parker-Hannifin as a Production Supervisor.
The most important part of Bjorn’s life was his family. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, ice fishing, trapping, Atving and any outdoor activities. He loved spending time with his children doing outdoor activities.
Bjorn leaves to celebrate his memory, wife; Mindi Larson, New Auburn, his children; Olivia, Lizzy and Bernie Larson, New Auburn, parents; Brian and Cheryl Larson, Elmwood, brothers; Lonnie (Jenny) Larson, Mondovi, Addam Larson, Menomonie, sister; Erika (Ethan) Riggin, Stewartville, MN, brother-in-law; Bobby (Tracy) Patten, Thornton, IA, sisters-in-law; Whitney (Josh) Newsome, Roseville, CA, Mary (Brad) Thompson, Clear Lake, IA, father-in-law; Bob (Sue) Patten, Lake Mills, IA, mother-in-law; Pamela (Mike) McKiness, Clear Lake, IA, nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving family and friends.
Funeral Service for Bjorn will be held at the Cornerstone Christian Church, 310 West Polk Avenue, Eau Claire, Wisconsin on Thursday, August 18 at 11:00 A.M. The family will greet visitors at the Burnham-Ours Funeral Home in Chetek on Wednesday, from 4 – 8 P.M. and again at the church from 9:30 A.M until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. He will be laid to rest at Manning Cemetery in Readstown, Wisconsin.  Casketbearers will be Bernie Larson, Aaron Miley, Scott Brownell, Bill Gillgenbach, Lonnie Larson, Addam Larson and Bobby Patten.  Honorary Casketbearers will be Lizzy Larson, Olivia Larson, Erika Riggin, Mary Thompson, Whitney Newsome, Brad Thompson and Ethan Riggin.
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angie Hunter
   Posted Mon August 15, 2011
Mindi and Family-

You have my deepest sympathy!! My thoughts and prayers are with you , the kids and the Larson family. I went to school with Bjorn and we were good friends . He will be deeply missed.

Angie (Hinzman) Hunter

Jake & Leslie Sailer
   Posted Mon August 15, 2011
We are so sorry for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We will miss Bjorn and his great sense of humor. No matter what, he could always make us laugh.

Jake & Leslie Sailer

Jennelle & Jeff Wolf and family
   Posted Mon August 15, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. We pray you will find strength and peace in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead. Take comfort in the many joyful memories you have made with him in his time here on earth. God Bless.
Jeff, Jennelle, Addy, Brayden, and Masyn Wolf (one of Cheryl's daycare families)

Brenda Almquist
   Posted Mon August 15, 2011
Mindi, Olivia, Lizzy, Bernie, Cheryl, Brian, Erika, and all the rest of the family,
I am deeply saddened by your loss and am praying for all of you. May God grant you strength, wisdom, and special peace and comfort through these most difficult times and in the days ahead. Lean upon Him, and He will see you through. Hold on to your good memories and cherish them always. God bless you all.

Janell Graves-Arndt
   Posted Mon August 15, 2011
Mindi and family -
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will never forget how much fun we had when we visited you in Prescott. Hold your memories close and lean on friends and family.

Renae & Rick Stohr
   Posted Mon August 15, 2011
Mindi and family-
There just aren't words to describe how sad Bjorn's passing is. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families at this incredibly sad time. Bjorn brought joy to so many people. I was lucky to be a classmate of his and got to see his humor and zest for life every day. He brought more humor to Home Economics class than I could ever begin to describe! I am thankful that we were able to make the class reunion last year and spend time with you both.

Hug your precious children, and may God give you strength and peace to get you through the upcoming days and months ahead. He will be deeply missed by many. God Bless...

Lynne Williams and family (Aunt Lois and Uncle Frank''s daughter)
   Posted Mon August 15, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with the whole family during this most difficult time. No words can express the depth of emotion in losing a loved one, but know that many are praying for strength for each of you. Our deepest condolences....

Renae & Rick Stohr
   Posted Mon August 15, 2011
Mindi and family-
There just aren''t words to describe how sad Bjorn''s passing is. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families at this incredibly sad time. Bjorn brought joy to so many people. I was lucky to be a classmate of his and got to see his humor and zest for life every day. He brought more humor to Home Economics class than I could ever begin to describe! I am thankful that we were able to make the class reunion last year and spend time with you both.

Hug your precious children, and may God give you strength and peace to get you through the upcoming days and months ahead. He will be deeply missed by many. God Bless...

Ken & Sara Breeggemann
   Posted Mon August 15, 2011
I'm so very saddened to hear of the death of one of our family's oldest friends. Bjorn was such a unique person & I'll always remember the times I spent at the Larson home throughout my childhood. Our prayers & deepest sympathies to the entire family.

Danniele Secory
   Posted Mon August 15, 2011
Mindi & family-

I'm so sorry for your loss, my deepest prayers are with you and your family. May god give you and your family strength through this. My condolences....

Ray Spaulding
   Posted Mon August 15, 2011
I am so very sorry for your painful loss. I remember Bjorn for his strong sense of humor, and his wide grin. May your many great memories and God''''s perfect comfort help to carry you through these terribly difficult times. My deeply heartfelt condolences to, and prayers for all who knew and LOVED Bjorn. Sincerely, Ray Spaulding

Lisa Princko
   Posted Mon August 15, 2011
To all of the family, it is a difficult time for you all and I am very very sorry to hear about this, and pray that God gives you the strength to cope with this loss in all of your lives. Lisa Princko

Ron, Robin, Courtney, and Mackenzie Brinker
   Posted Mon August 15, 2011
Mindi and family,
We are so sorry to hear about Bjorn in which no words can even express. Each of us are praying for you that you have the strength to get through this difficult time. Lean on each other, friends, family and anyone around in order to come out of this stronger.

Cara Malone (Poquette)
   Posted Tue August 16, 2011
To Bjorn's family & friends,
Sending my deepest heart felt condolences and prayers for comfort. Though it has been years beyond years, I too, can still remember Bjorn's laugh and more importantly so (to me), his nonjudgemental ways. He never belittled me, or ever called me an ill name in the way that so often kids do of each other. He simply accepted people for who they were and made his own opinions despite following the common road. That is kindness. Thank you for that Bjorn -
Sincerely, Cara Malone (Poquette) Elmwood '92

Cara Malone (Poquette)
   Posted Tue August 16, 2011
To Bjorn''s family & friends,
Sending my deepest heart felt condolences and prayers for comfort. Though it has been years beyond years, I too, can still remember Bjorn''s laugh and more importantly so (to me), his nonjudgemental ways. He never belittled me, or ever called me an ill name in the way that so often kids do of each other. He simply accepted people for who they were and made his own opinions despite following the common road. That is kindness. Thank you for that Bjorn -
Sincerely, Cara Malone (Poquette) Elmwood ''92

Mindi Larson
   Posted Tue August 16, 2011
Bjorn, I just want you to know how very much I love you and miss you. You were my soul mate. I promise I will take good care of our babies. I Love You Forever and Ever.

Uncle Chuck & Aunt Cindy
   Posted Tue August 16, 2011
Mindi, Olivia, Lizzy, & Bernie, We are so saddened to hear about Bjorn. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers as you face the days ahead without him. He will live on in the lives of his precious children. Draw strength from your many caring and loving friends and family. We will miss Bjorn. Peace and comfort to all of you. With love...

Sue and Kevin Kotwitz
   Posted Tue August 16, 2011
Lonnie and Jenny and Bjorn's family;
You are all in our prayers in this very sad time. We are praying that God will wrap you in his arms of comfort and carry you through. Know that we are thinking of you. Love, Uncle Kevin and Aunt Sue Kotwitz

Mary Jo Rhy
   Posted Tue August 16, 2011
Mindi,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Bjorn was a classmate I will never forget... I believe he and Aaron were responsible for the nickname that stuck with me all thru highschool. I still remember him dancing at one of the games and it makes me laugh every time. It was great that you worked on the class reunion so we were able to see him again. It had been too long. I know you and your children will miss him dearly, but were so lucky to have him for the time you did. Find strength in the great memories you shared and the children you have together. Take care.

Mary Jo (Roatch) Rhy

Tracey & Mark Nyeggen and boys
   Posted Tue August 16, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. We pray you will find strength and peace in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead. God Bless

Tracey, Mark, Skylar and Jaydon Nyeggen (One of Cheryl's old daycare families)

Tracey & Mark Nyeggen and boys
   Posted Tue August 16, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. We pray you will find strength and peace in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead. God Bless

Tracey, Mark, Skylar and Jaydon Nyeggen (One of Cheryl''s old daycare families)

Sara (Butz) Puttmann
   Posted Tue August 16, 2011
Mindi,

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart aches for you and your family during this most difficult time. I am praying for you all. May God shower you with His peace, strength and love my friend.

Sara

Jamie Afdahl Palme and family
   Posted Tue August 16, 2011
To Bjorn's wife, children, parents and siblings; I am sadden to hear about this loss of your loved one.What I remember about Bjorn is his sense of humor and his ability to make people around him laugh. May you know that you are in many prayers and thoughts during this time of loss. Blessings to you all.......Jamie Afdahl Palme

Dave, Tina, Hannah, Hayley and Luke Hillman
   Posted Tue August 16, 2011
Mindi, Olivia, Lizzy and Bernie-We were so sorry to hear about Bjorn. Please know that we are praying for you and if there is anything we can do, don't hesitate to ask! God bless you all during this difficult time.

Brian Chuchwar, Mary Berg, Bryan Yenter
   Posted Tue August 16, 2011
We are sorry to hear of Bjorn's passing. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. On behalf of the school district, please let us know if we can help in anyway.

Kelly Bundich
   Posted Tue August 16, 2011
My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Bjorn was always a joy to be around and he will be missed.

Kelly

Susie Kuesel
   Posted Tue August 16, 2011
To the family of Bjorn:
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Bjorn will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. I will never forget the fun times i had with Bjorn during and after high school. I pray that your hearts heal as time passes and you find peace. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Susie

Linda Brunner (classmate)
   Posted Tue August 16, 2011
I want to extend my deepest sympathy to you and the entire family. Cherish the memories. May they get you through this difficult time.

Ike, June & Jeremy Bundy
   Posted Tue August 16, 2011
We are so very very sorry for your loss, we will keep you in our prayers..

Ike, June & Jeremy

Troy & Shelly Bundy and Family
   Posted Tue August 16, 2011
Brian, Cheryl and Family,
Our hearts break for you during this difficult time. May you find strength in God and the wonderful memories that will live on forever.
With Sincerest Sympathy, Troy and Shelly Bundy

Chris Huebel
   Posted Tue August 16, 2011
I am deeply saddened by your loss. Please accept my condolences. Bjorn was such a wonderful person, he could always make me laugh. I will cherish all those memories. He will be greatly missed.

Carl & Jane Unbehaun
   Posted Tue August 16, 2011
Words cannot express how saddened we were to hear of Bjorn's passing. I remember him as a good-natured young man sitting in my English class back in 1987, one who always showed me respect. Our hearts go out to his family & friends, and we pray that time will lessen your grief.

Shirley L Baker
   Posted Tue August 16, 2011
Mindi & family,
My heart broke when I heard of Bjorn's passing. He was such a loving husband & father. May your many loving memories get you through the days ahead. Mindi, you & your family will be in my daily prayers and will forever have a very special place in my heart. God & Bjorn will watch over you & your beautiful family. Love always, Shirley Baker

Tina Lee
   Posted Wed August 17, 2011
Mindi, Olivia, Lizzy, Bernie, Brian, Cheryl, Lonnie, Addam, Erika, and all the rest of his extended family

As I sit here and try to come up with the most smoothing and comforting words to give you all during this difficult time, I come up empty handed. I just think of the great loss each and every one of you will endure. Looking back at the last 13 years and remembering all the family gatherings: enjoying all his stories, how he was the life of the party and how he could always make me laugh. Bjorn was a prominent influence in my son''s life, very understanding and patient with my daughter, and was like a brother-in-law to myself. He was a great person and will be sadly missed and I will cherish all those stories and moments of laughter we all shared. God Bless you all. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and the many days to come.

Love
Tina Lee and family

Pete and Marcia Movrich
   Posted Wed August 17, 2011
Brian, Cheryl and Family,
We were so sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May God be with you in this time and help you through this difficult time.
With deepest sympahty, Pete and Marcia

Jackie Dicus (Buerkle)
   Posted Wed August 17, 2011
To Mindi and all of Bjorn's family,

I am so sorry for your incredible loss. My heart broke for all of you when I heard the news. I was fortunate to be a classmate of Bjorn's and will never forget his sense of humor! He had the unique ability to make anyone around him laugh. May you cherish the memories during this difficult time - you will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Tracey Tulip (Forster)
   Posted Wed August 17, 2011
To the family of Bjorn:

Our deepest sympathy & prayers for the loss of Bjorn. I have so many wonderful memories of Bjorn, from eating frog legs in the swamp to most of them I can not tell. He was always a wonderful friend and most of the time a second brother to me as we grew up. He will be sadly missed,

Ty, Tracey & Kayla Tulip

Kathy & Toby Kutrieb & family
   Posted Wed August 17, 2011
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves memories no one can steal. We are truly sorry for your loss. It is unfortunate that we did not get to know Bjorn, but from everything we have heard & read, he was a very special & wonderful person. We will continue to pray for comfort & strength for you & your children during this very difficult time. Hugs to all of you.
Our deepest sympathy...

Lisa Long
   Posted Wed August 17, 2011
To Mindi, Olivia, Lizzy, Bernie and all of Bjorn's family

We are so sorry for your incredible loss. It was so nice to see you all just a few weeks back. Bjorn always had a zest for living life to its fullest and was always the life of the party. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Remember to always cherish the memories that were created as a family.

With deepest sympathy, Jeff, Lisa and Ryan Long

Michael Weber
   Posted Wed August 17, 2011
Mindi and the entire Larson family,
We were terribly saddened to hear of the news on Bjorn. He was one of the funniest people I knew but I always found a way to make him laugh as well. Please take care during this incredibly trying time.
Michael and Amy Weber

Cathy Erickson (Weber)
   Posted Wed August 17, 2011
Mindi, Brian, Cheryl and all of Bjorn''''s Family:

There are no words to describe how sad I am to hear about Bjorn. A true friend to so so many people. I''''ll never forget all the times that I got to be around Bjorn, back to when we were young and my mom watched him, to riding the school bus together, all through high school, and then in college. I am glad that I could call him a friend. Bjorn''''s laugh was one of a kind, and contagious too! If you weren''''t laughing along with him, you were when he was through with you!!

Bjorn was a great person and a great friend. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Rest in Peace Bjorn.

"When your heart is empty, filling it with happy memories can help you find your smile".

Casey & Heather Brownell
   Posted Wed August 17, 2011
Mindi and Family - We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless

Chuck and Chryl Ball
   Posted Wed August 17, 2011
Mindi and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. We will be in prayer for you and your kids. I don't know if you remember us, but we met you at Faith Baptist Church. Please let me know if there is anything we can do for you in the coming days.

Love in Christ,
Chuck and Cheryl Ball

Christina Anderson
   Posted Wed August 17, 2011
Mindi, Olivia, Lizzy, Bernie:

So sorry to hear of your loss, I wish you all the best and give you strength to get thru this terrible time. There are no words to make you feel better, but I want you to know that your in my thoughts and prayers.
Let me know if there is anything that I can do to help.

Much Love and Best Wishes
Christina and Family....

Gary Shields
   Posted Thu August 18, 2011
One of the funniest guys I ever met. Sadly will be missed. Bjorn could make you laugh even if you did not want too. I have alot of fun memories with this guy.

Nik and Christie Sather - Sather Family Dental
   Posted Thu August 18, 2011
Mindi and Family - We were shocked to read the saddening news of your loss in the local paper. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. May you find comfort and peace in one another, and the potential joy to be found in each new day.

Jackie Nellessen
   Posted Thu August 18, 2011
Dear Larson Family-- Cheryl, Brian,
I am very sorry to read of the passing of your beloved son, husband, father, and brother Bjorn. It has been many years since our paths have crossed. Years ago, I babysat for the Larson children when you lived in the village of Elmwood. My prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

Jackie

wendy and david lausted
   Posted Thu August 18, 2011
brian and cheryl larson family,
our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this hard time in the loss of bjorn , he is in with you all in your hearts and you have so much fond memories of him. david and i are here for you all, we are your church family. and we love you all with in are hearts. love david and wendy lausted

Angie Powell
   Posted Thu August 18, 2011
"May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back.....may God hold you in the palm of His hand." So sorry Mindi, you are in our prayers everyday. We love you dearly~
Angie, Roy and the girls

David and Colleen Beisell
   Posted Fri August 19, 2011
Mindi and Olivia, Lizzy and Bernie,

It was such a shock to learn of Bjorn's passing. And while we don't see much of each other, even though our properties are side by side, we know how hard this must be for you and want you all to know that we are thinking of you and praying for you. We know this will be a very difficult time and hope you find peace and strength to move forward. God bless all of you. Dave and Colleen

Jim and Maren Gebhard
   Posted Fri August 19, 2011
Brian, Cheryl, Mindi and all the rest of Bjorn's family,

We were surprised and truly saddened to hear the news of Bjorn's passing. We know it will leave a hole in your hearts that only time and precious memories can fill. We remember Bjorn fondly from all the years he and Jamie were classmates and Jim was his teacher. There was never a dull moment when Bjorn was around.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this sad time. May God bless all of you.

Jim and Maren

Bryan Horwath
   Posted Tue August 23, 2011
Dear Larson family and extended family -- I was shocked and saddened to recently learn of Bjorn''s passing on. Although I was 10 years Bjorn''s junior, I remember the kindness he showed me as one of Cheryl''s daycare kids. I also remember Bjorn would sometimes stop and say hello while passing on his motorcycle if I was playing in the driveway as a youngster. May God be with you all during this difficult time and during the months and years ahead.

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