Harvey Gerald Larson

July 31, 1935 June 7, 2015

Harvey Gerald LarsonHarvey Gerald Larson, 79, of Lake Delton, passed away peacefully and was born to eternal life Sunday, June 7, 2015 at his residence with his loving family by his side. According to Harvey’s wishes to promote medical education and research, his body was donated to University Hospital in Madison.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Harvey’s birthday, Friday, July 31, at 12:00 noon at the Baraboo UCC Church in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 12 noon. Musicians interested in playing “When the Saints Go Marching In,” please bring your instrument.

Harvey was born July 31, 1935, in Baraboo, the son of Harvey A. and Geraldine A. (Lange) Larson. He married Mary Goddard in 1965 in Baraboo. Harvey’s life was full of love. He faced health challenges: rheumatic fever, Parkinson’s disease and cancer, but they never consumed him. He met them head on with a positive attitude, and enjoyed life to the fullest. His musical and teaching abilities enriched his life, his students, and the Oconomowoc community for 37 years. No matter where he lived, his strength of character, positive spirit, musical talents and sense of humor were admired and respected. Harvey’s beautiful accepting smile and welcoming hugs will be greatly missed.

Harvey is survived by his wife, Mary; daughters, Lori (Larry) Terry of La Crosse and Stephanie (Gregg) Wieczorek of Pewaukee; grandchildren, Kathryn, Devin, Meghan and Grant; a sister, Thoralee Neau of Brookfield; and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Eugene.

Please, no flowers. Memorials appreciated to UCC Church of Baraboo or Oconomowoc, Parkinson Group at UCC Church Baraboo, Witwen Concerts, Stewards of the Dells of the Wisconsin River or the Oconomowoc Music Program.

The Picha Funeral Home and Crematory of Lake Delton assisted the family with arrangements. For online condolences and information, go to,  or call 608-253-7884.