Joe Ann (Bohl) Larson

Sept. 27 1932 – June 11, 2014

Joe Ann (Bohl) Larson passed away on June 11, 2014, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Joe Ann was born September 27, 1932, in Boscobel, the daughter of Joe and Neomi (Richards) Bohl.

Joe Ann attended St. Mary’s School in Fennimore and Fennimore High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from UW-Platteville, and later a master’s degree in education from UW-Whitewater. Joe Ann taught for 40 years at Marcy Elementary School in the Hamilton-Sussex School District.

In 1959, Joe Ann married Jack Larson, with whom she had two children – Brian and Juli Ann. After Jack’s death, Joe Ann married Terrill Novinskie (1991). Joe Ann was an avid traveler. She and Terrill crossed the globe many times. Their latest trip was to Tahiti and Bora Bora. Joe Ann was also an avid reader and active in her book club. She volunteered her time at the Milwaukee County Zoo, the Performing Arts Center, her local food pantry, church and the voting polls.

Joe Ann is survived by her husband, Terrill; children, Brian and Juli Ann; three grandchildren, Nichole, Alex and Neil; and three great-grandchildren, Elodie, Elliot and Lily. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Fryman; nephew, Joe Fryman, and his wife Pam; numerous cousins; and five stepchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband Jack Larson; her parents, Joe and Neomi Bohl; brother-in-law, David Fryman; and her in-laws, Melvin and Jane Larson.

A memorial service, officiated by Father Bill, will be held on June 28 at 10:30 am at St. Joe’s Parish, Waukesha. A lunch will follow at the Country Springs Hotel.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Waukesha Memorial Hospital for the kindness and care they showed Joe Ann.