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3200 Stanley Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Phone: 715-344-2113
Fax: 715-344-2166
Joan Larsen

Joan M. Larsen

Monday, February 3rd, 1941 - Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
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Joan M. Larsen, age 78, of Stevens Point passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019.
Joan was born in Racine, WI on February 3, 1941, the daughter of Harold and Christine (Nielsen) LaBlanc. She attended schools in Racine and graduated from Horlick High School in 1959. Joan married her 1st husband Patrick Bie on July 1, 1961 in Racine. She worked in information services at Western Printing and St. Luke's Hospital in Racine. Her husband Patrick passed away in 1993. She later married Jim Larsen in 1995. After Jim's passing in 2003 she retired to Sun City, AZ. Joan had many hobbies which included golfing, shopping, and being Arizona's most loyal Green Bay Packers fan. Joan's warm personality and infectious smile brightened every room she entered.
Joan is survived by her 2 children: Rick (Roberta) Bie of Stevens Point, and Monica (Rick) Czapiewski of New Auburn, 3 sisters: Suzanne (Reg) Trevisan of Sun City West, AZ, Kathryn King (fiancé Bob) of Orlando, FL; and Jane (Jon) Hisgen of Middleton, 3 grandchildren: Kesley (Damian) Effertz, Rick Czapiewski, and Kevin Czapiewski, and 2 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 husbands, and granddaughter Lindsey.
The family would like to extend sincere thanks to the caregivers at Brookdale Senior Living in Stevens Point for their kindness in her later years. Should friends desire, memorial contributions can be made in Joan's name to the Alzheimer's Association.

Please join us for a memorial service for Joan on Friday, September 6 at 11:00 a.m. at Graceland Cemetery in Racine. Rev. Marcy Wieties of Emmaus Lutheran Church will officiate the graveside service.
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jeannehowe@yahoo.com

Posted at 09:13pm
All good memories of growing up on Jones Avenue in Racine, WI. Joan was a few years older than me. Kathy and I were the
same age. In those days kids played together as a group of all ages. I remember when Joan asked me if I wanted to ride her
bike. I didn't know how so she said she would hold the fender and walk/run alongside of me so I wouldn't fall. All was going
so well and I turned to thank her, and there she was, standing way, way back (in the alley), waving and smiling at me. She
taught me how to ride a bike! I also remember Kathy and Joan taking me with them to the YWCA with them. I jumped into
the deeper end of the pool. I could swim, but I just couldn't get going in the deep water. I wasn't afraid or struggling, but I
couldn't get going. I felt a push on my butt that got me going. When I looked back, there was Joan, smiling and waving.
She always seemed to be there when you needed her. Good memories. I am sorry for your loss. I know Kathy remembers
me, and maybe Sue and Jane do too. I send you (sisters) and her children my deepest sympathy. Friends always, Jeanne (Rapp) Howe
 
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Rick Bie Posted at 07:39pm

Jeanne, thanks for all the great memories and your kind thoughts. I never knew the Jones Ave house but heard lots of stories, most of them involving our Uncle Roe. I'll tell Sue and Jane you wrote. Sadly, Kathy has advanced Alzheimer's and I haven't seen her in many years but Jane has. Tentative plans are for a Sept. 6 memorial service for my mom Joan in Racine. -Rick Bie
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Amy Larsen

Posted at 10:26am
With deepest sympathy, love and prayers from our family. Joan was a joy to have as a sister-in-law and much loved. We have so many happy memories - Joan was always helpful and generous to all of us. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Amy Larsen
 
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Rick Bie Posted at 07:03pm

Amy, thank you for your concern and for always being there for my mom. We'll always be grateful for your thoughtfulness and friendship. -Rick Bie
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chejkz@gmail.com

Posted at 10:55pm
My condolences are with all during this sad time. I will miss Joan tremendously. Joan was always looking to do anything she could to stay active at Brookdale. She loved to go on shopping trips, baking, movies, going out to eat, and whatever else was offered. She could always put a smile on anyone's face and definatey brightened up any room she was in. I am left with so many memories of Joan. She will be missed. Cheryl Jakusz (Resident Programs Director at Brookdale)
 
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Rick Bie Posted at 08:49pm

Thanks for your kind words, Cheryl. I really appreciate all you did for my mom. You were as much a great friend to her as a great caregiver. She came to Stevens Point not knowing anyone and left with a huge circle of friends at Brookdale. Thank you for keeping her involved and happy these last few years. -Rick Bie
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