Delvina Larson


5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
O'Connell Funeral Home of Ellsworth
130 North Grant St.
Ellsworth Wisconsin, 54011

Visitation before Mass

11:00am -
Thursday, November 3, 2022
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
212 Church Road
Plum City WI, 54761

Mass of Christian Burial

12:00pm -
Thursday, November 3, 2022
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
212 Church Road
Plum City WI, 54761

Delvina Magdalene Larson, age 83 of Plum City, WI passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Della was born to Frank and Lena (Guepfer) Nickel on July 3, 1939 at home in El Paso Township, Pierce County, WI. She attended four different country grade schools and Ellsworth High School, where she was a 1957 graduate. While working at the Ellsworth Creamery, a friend and milk hauler set up a blind date with John Larson. One year, one month and one day later, on June 11, 1960 she would marry the love of her life at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Clayfield, in rural Ellsworth. This union blessed them with three sons, Steve, Bob and Randy.

Above all else, Della was a faithful, devout Christian, dedicated to her beloved St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plum City. She enjoyed baking cakes, cookies and desserts for meetings bake sales and the church carnival, even up to last summer. Every room in her house was adorned with holy pictures and angel statues.

She was passionate about her family, and loved each and every one of them fiercely. She dedicated much prayer time to asking God to watch over and protect the ones she loved, whether they were family, friends, or neighbors.

Della was an active mom, grandma and great grandma. She attended as many school events, concerts, sporting and Special Olympics events, church services, as she was able to. She was an avid collector of antiques, proudly displaying her vast collection of R.S. Prussia dishes, carnival glass, porcelain dolls, Victorian furniture and family heirlooms.

Her love of cooking and baking brought her to making thousands of cookies, buns, cinnamon rolls, bars, pies and the list goes on and on. She cooked countless family meals for holidays and birthdays, and anyone who came to visit, and made sure no one ever went away hungry. She loved trying out new recipes to share with the other election officials where she worked with them at the Maiden Rock Town Hall for over 35 years.

She was a homemaker for the majority of her life. Della also had a fondness for traveling. She loved long and short road trips (to Las Vegas, Niagara Falls, Florida, Mapleton, MN, and Yellowstone just to name a few) and cruised the Caribbean with family four times. She became very fond of retail therapy enjoying store, internet and thrift stores mostly.

Della will forever remain in the hearts of her sons: Steve (Julie) Larson, of Eagan, MN, Bob (JoAnn) Larson, of Plum City, and Randy (Lori) Larson of Plum City: seven grandchildren: Briana Larson, Kyle Larson, Emily (Colton) Kastner, Terry (Lynn) Berger, Shelly Berger (Bobby), Jolene (Chris) Felch, and Kasey (Jim) Johnson, twelve great grandchildren and two great, great-grandchildren; sisters in law and brothers in law: Shirley Nickel, Marlene Nickel, Jerry Larson, Lavonne (Tom) Carroll; many nieces, nephews relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Larson, grandson, Michael Larson; parents Frank and Lena Nickel, in-laws: Paul, Wilma and Evelyn Larson, and siblings: Marcele (Kenneth) Cook, Cleone (Sidney) Clobes, LeRoy Nickel, and Frank Nickel, sister in-law Janice Larson.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Della will be at 12:00p.m. noon on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at St John the Baptist Catholic Church: 212 Church Rd, Plum City, WI 54761. A visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00p.m. on Wednesday, November 2, 20221 at O’Connell Family Funeral Home: 130 N. Grant St Ellsworth, WI 54011 and one hour prior to mass on Thursday at the church. Burial will be at the St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Plum City. To watch the livestream of Della’s Mass please follow the link  –> Delvina Larson Mass of Christian Burial

Services are entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Ellsworth,, 715-273-4421


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  1. Steve, Bobby, and Randy and families……My deepest sympathies on the loss of your Mom, Della. I was a 17 year old teenager looking for a job and your Dad hired me, summer of 1967. I lived there in the house with you all that summer and had a great time, (other than all of the farm work) I remember giving you three boys rides on my Yamaha motorcycle, and you mother did not complain about the safety isssues.! Your Mom was a great cook., too.

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