Herbert Edwin Larsen Sr.

Herbert Edwin Larsen Sr., 83, of Hartford, entered into eternal peace on Sunday, June 18, 2006 surrounded by his loving family at Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls.

Herbert was born in Milwaukee on May 26, 1923 to Robert and Nellie (nee Adams) Larsen.

He is survived by his wife of 52, years, Patricia (nee Koehler); and two brothers, Elroy (Winifred) Larsen Sr. and Ervin Larsen Sr.

He is the father of Dale Koehler, Steven (Sharon) Koehler, Herbert (Janice), Larry, Debra Ahrens, Wendy (Steve) Sciachi-tano, Dawn Larsen (Dave Mitchel), Kelly (Bill) Neu, Tom (Julie), Robert and Jim (Tina).

He is further survived by his 24 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other very special relatives and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Delores Lanvatter; and two brothers, Robert and Louie Larsen.

Herbert was famous for dropping the "F-Bomb."

If you were his friend, he was loyal through thick and thin, and offered everyone the benefit of the doubt.

Their neighbors thought the children were wayward of some sort, because the Milwaukee Police were always at the house. It seems dad always attracted the boys for a few drinks and cards.

Herbert will be remembered for the genuine character he was, and also for sticking to and quoting these sayings:

"Oh, what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive," "Mark my words," "Whatever you do, do it with your might; things done by halves are never done right," "What did I do to deserve this," "You can tell a man who boozes by the company he chooses," and "You dirty, dirty, dirty."

A funeral service to honor Herbert will be held on Wednesday, June 21, at 8 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, with Pastor Paul K. Mittermaier officiating.

Interment will take place at Pleasant Hill Cemetery of Hartford on Thursday at 11 a.m.

Visitation with family and friends will be held at the ffuneral home on Wednesday, from 5 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 8 p.m.


The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the staff of nurses on the third floor at Community Memorial Hospital.