Diane K. Larson


Diane K. Larson (Johnson), 71, of Lake Nebagamon, WI and formerly of Superior, WI, passed away peacefully on September 21, 2020.

Diane was born in Superior, WI on February 28, 1949 the daughter of Warren and Rita Johnson.

After graduating from Cathedral High School, Diane went on to earn her Bachelor of Education from University of Wisconsin – Superior. She served her community for many years as a substitute teacher in the Superior School District before becoming a full-time teacher at Cathedral School, where she worked until her retirement.

With a laugh that could be heard across Lake Nebagamon, Diane is described as a caring and hard-working woman. She could be found humming cheerfully as she did yard work, golfing, or enjoying happy hour with her friends. Diane had a long, loving partnership with her husband Larry. Not only did they participate in a couple’s golf league at Pattison Park Golf Course, they also organized and directed the longest running fantasy football league in the world. Most important to her though was her family, particularly her dearly loved grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant daughters; and her loving husband Larry A. Larson.

Diane is survived by a loving family including her three children, Steven (Melissa) Larson of St. Augustine, FL, Carrie (Jason) Keup of Plover, WI, and Beth (Lee) Olson of Minot, ND.; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Barbara Kozak, Mary Thompson, and Christine Schellpfeffer; four brothers, Mark Johnson, Michael Johnson, Dean Johnson and Brian Johnson; and many brothers and sisters in law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family has decided not to have a funeral service at this time and asks that in lieu of flowers, any donations be made in Diane’s name towards the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation @

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