Joan “Jo” C. Larson, age 91, of Isanti died peacefully at home October 24, 2022. Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, October 29th at Christ the King Catholic Church in Cambridge. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Joan Catherine Larson was born January 1, 1931 in Blairsville, Pennsylvania to Hubert and Hilda (Stuchill) Bohlen. She grew up in Blairsville and then moved to Minneapolis at an early age. She worked as a telephone operator as her first job. She moved to Isanti and she and Willard “Larc” owned and operated Larco Engineering, making motorcycle accessories. Jo was active in business and in her community. She volunteered for many years at Cambridge Memorial Hospital and served others as part of the Christ the King Catholic Church ladies aide group. She enjoyed bowling, reading, going on motorcycle trips and spending time with her breakfast crew. Jo loved being with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed.
Joan is survived by her children, Terry (Diane) Beckman, Steve Beckman, Cathy Polzin, Brian (Sara) Guenther, Bobby Nelson and Chris Beckman; 16 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Larc; son, Kenny Beckman; granddaughter, Leah Rasmussen; grandson, David Barnes, and three sisters.
Beth Erickson says
I’m sorry for her family’s loss. I’ll be lifting you all up in prayer as you navigate through this difficult time. 🙏🏻
I worked at Larco for Larc & Jo for 6 years, they were honest fair hardworking people who took a passionate hobby and made it into a successful business. I remember Jo being such a loving mom to her fur baby Schweigert (yes, he was a weiner dog 😆) she many times ordered a hamburger from the Creamery Cafe. She’d go pick it up and give the burger patty to him and she would just eat the bun and chips. Now that’s a sacrifice. I. Sure she was like that with her family as well.
RIP Jo, your journey on earth here is done and I know you’re in the loving arms of your Savior, Larc and all the others who went on ahead before you.
Nancy Callaway says
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at the loss of your moyhers, grandmother, and great grandmother. Aunt Jo was so special to our Pennsylvania family. My heart is saddened as she is the last of the four Bohlen sisters. I recall many happy visits to Minnesota as a young girl and spending time with my aunts and cousins. Rest in peace, Aunt Jo. You will be missed.
Nancy Baughman Callaway
Lori Dimitry says
So sorry to hear and miss her service. She was such a bright person and valued volunteer for many, many years. Dear Jo, what a great, great lady. You will be missed by many.