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William "Bill" J. Larsen

William "Bill" J. Larsen

February 15, 2018

William J. Larsen, 80, of Chippewa Falls, WI, passed away Thursday, February 15, 2018, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire.  He was surrounded by loving family members.

Bill was born on October 15, 1937, in Chippewa Falls, the son of Herbert and Margaret (Johnson) Larsen. He graduated from Chippewa Falls Senior High School in 1955 and shortly after entered the United States Navy where he was a Radio Operator on the U.S.S. Leyte, an aircraft carrier. As a civilian, Bill had several jobs including that of Semi driver and Real Estate Agent/Broker.  He was with Coldwell Banker, Brenizer Realtors for many years, retiring at the age of 80!  Bill was a member of the Chippewa Falls Moose Lodge 246, the Noon Kiwanis Club and Life Member of VFW Post 1038.


Bill and Ardith K. Lee have been happily married since December 30, 1976.


He is survived by his wife, Ardy; his daughter, Heidi (John) Christianson; four sons, Mark, Jeff, Craig (Sharon), and Tony (Laura) all from his previous marriage; his siblings, Judith Hanson and Sandra (Waverly) Larsen; sister-in-law, Jerrie Larsen; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and brother-in-law, Rodney (LaCena) Lee.


Preceding Bill in death were his son, Scott; his parents, and in-laws, Lloyd and Marjorie Lee; brothers, Herbert and Richard (Phyllis) Larsen and sister, Lois (Wayne) Schaal.


A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at a later date.


Chippewa Valley Cremation Services Altoona, is serving the family.


A Celebration of Bill's Life will be held at a later date.

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  • Dale Slaby Artie,
    Sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I always enjoyed bumping in to him around town and always had a gracious hello and short conversation. He was always happy and pleasant. I'll miss seeing him out and about. Sincerest Condolences.
    Dale Slaby

    February 26 at 1:34pm

  • kathy hansman Ardy
    Sorry to see Bill has passed away. Our thought are with us and family at this time. Hold on.

    February 26 at 10:38am

  • Yvonne Strader Ardy
    I am so sorry to read about Bill’s passing. As I remember, He was always so full of life and smiles and had the greatest laugh. My prayers and condolences.
    Yvonne Strader

    February 24 at 3:35pm

  • Robert and Dianna Lee We are sadden by Bill's passing and we want you to know that you and Bill will be in our prayers. We had the pleasure and honor to have been able to sit and chat with him and you a couple times. We hope and pray for you and the family of Bill
    but we know that he is in a much better place, a place where he can sit and rest and watch you and every now a then lean down and give you a little peck on the cheek

    February 24 at 9:37AM

  • Mary Fanetti Artie, I remember when your mom was at St. Joseph"s Hospital, & every time Bill came to visit her, he would bring her flowers. What a great guy. My sympathy to you, & your family. Mary Fanetti

    February 23 at 9:53AM

  • Al and Ann Berg We are so going to miss Bill's smile and always a come back that would put a smile on our faces. Always there to help if needed. Bill and I had a joke about 38 40 that he never forgot and reminded me about often.
    Going to miss you guy!!!!

    February 23 at 7:36AM

  • Jo and Fred Juel Dear Ardy..we were shocked to see that Bill had passed away. We send this message of sympathy with our prayers for strength and peace for you and all members of your family.
    May the Lord bless you during this time of your loss.

    February 22 at 3:26PM

  • Nancy Hanson So sorry for your loss of Bill. He sold our home in Chippewa in 2004. He was also a friend & fellow Moose member. He was a fun guy to be around.

    February 22 at 2:24PM

  • Gretchen Schwahn Gruenke The Gruenke family sends prayers to all members of the Larsen family. Bill was one of my favorite cousins. I loved his smile and crazy sense of humor. You always had a good time when Bill was around. He was a super guy and will be greatly missed. Gretchen and Gordie6

    February 22 at 9:05AM

  • Paul Nicolai Ardy. I'm very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. My condolences to you and your family.
    I will keep bill and you in my thoughts and prayers.

    ........Paul Nicolai

    February 22 at 8:12AM

  • David & Patricia Gutknecht Our thoughts & prayers are with Bill’s Family now and in the days ahead. We remember Bill with great affection and good memories, just a very great person with a big personality. Blessings from our family to yours.

    February 22 at 2:37AM

  • Ken Hatfield So sorry, Ardy. Bill was a great guy & will be missed by many. Wish we had been able to get together more the last few years.

    February 21 at 9:53PM

  • Bob and Betty Leidholdt Ardy, we were so saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. I have so enjoyed his antics ( even the one at the Moose Lodge when he kicked the machine I was playing and made the buzzers and bells ring ,). His beautiful smile will forever be remembered. Our prayers and condolences to you and the entire family.

    February 21 at 7:43PM

  • Diane (Peck) Dodge Ardy - SO very sorry to hear of your loss! Never enough years together when you are happy.

    February 21 at 12:50PM

  • Melissa Bowe Hello Ardy. I am a Mortgage Loan officer at RCU and I have known Bill since I started my career over 25 years ago. I was part of the coffee group way back and have worked with Bill many times over the years. He was a wonderful, caring person. He always took time to stop and say "Hi" when he was in. He will be missed. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    February 21 at 12:24PM

  • Roberta Culbert Ardy, so sorry to hear of your loss of Bill. He was a very wonderful man and will be missed by many. Prayers to you and the family.

    February 21 at 5:57AM

  • Donna Garton I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Bill. He was a wonderful man. He had coffee with Gary every day during the week. He will be missed. Prayers for his family. Bill and Gary are having coffee together in heaven now.

    February 20 at 2:34PM

  • Jennie and Bob Martin Dear Ardy, so very sorry for your loss. Bill was a wonderful man and he will be missed Always a smile on his face. Prayers for him and you at this sad time.
    Bob and Jennie Martin

    February 20 at 10:26AM

  • sharon popple So sorry for your loss! Bill will be missed! Prayers to you!
    Cliff & Sharon Popple

    February 20 at 8:58AM

  • John Abraham Dear Ardy,

    So very sorry for your loss. Bill was a great person and loved by many. Prayers for you and may God bless you. John

    February 17 at 7:42AM

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