Wayne L. Larson, age 87 of Clear Lake, WI died peacefully on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at the Golden Age Manor Nursing Home in Amery, WI, where he had been a resident for the past four years.
Wayne Lloyd Larson was born on December 12, 1930 in Clear Lake, WI the son Lloyd & Esther (Emerson) Larson. He grew up in Clear Lake, WI and graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1949. Wayne farmed with his dad and took care of his mother who was in poor health. On February 3, 1961, he married Marcia (Haim) Cogbill, and together they worked their own dairy farm in Clear Lake for many years. During this time, they also owned and operated the Corner Bar and later purchased and operated the Way-Mar Bar & Restaurant and bowling alley in Clear Lake. They later moved to Albert Lea, MN where they owned & operated The Half-Price store for several years before returning to Clear Lake. Wayne and Marcia continued to farm and operate the restaurant and Downstairs Bar. When Marcia’s health started to fail, they moved to the Maple apartments in Clear Lake where Wayne took care of Marcia until the time of her death in 2003. In his spare time, Wayne loved and was very skilled at playing poker in the various casino’s around the area. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. His family would like to thank the staff at Golden Age Manor for the wonderful care they provided to Wayne while he lived there.
Wayne is preceded in death by his wife, Marcia and his parents Lloyd & Esther Larson.
Wayne is survived by his step-sons Pete (Brenda) Cogbill – Clear Lake, WI, Terry (Susan) Cogbill – Hudson, WI; grandchildren Andrea (Bryan) Cress – Glenwood City, WI, Shannon Cogbill – Amery, WI, Krista (Bryan) Rubendall – Amery, WI, Cheryl Christensen – Amery, WI, Jeff Cogbill – Hudson, WI, T.J. (Kandice) Cogbill – Cottage Grove, MN, great-grandchildren & great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be at the Scheuermann-Hammer Funeral Home in Clear Lake, WI on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 6 PM, with Pastor Dan Pearson officiating. Visitation will be at the Scheuermann-Hammer Funeral Home in Clear Lake on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 4 – 6 P.M. Interment will be Clear Lake Cemetery – Clear Lake, WI.