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In Memory of Kenneth 'Ken' Larson

Celebration of Life

11:00 am
Saturday September 11, 2021
Bethel Lutheran Church - Highlands Campus
504 Frontage Road
Hudson WI, 54016


10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday September 11, 2021
Bethel Lutheran Church - Highlands Campus
504 Frontage Road
Hudson WI, 54016

Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Larson age 86 of Hudson, died November 9th, 2020 at Regions Hospital. Ken was born on August 1, 1934 in Hudson; the son of Alfred and Alice (Anderson) Larson. A lifelong resident of Hudson, he graduated from Hudson High School in the class of 53’. His love for his alma mater never stopped. He was part of the ‘chain gang’, working over 45 years at the Raider football games. He was also a big supporter of Hudson Wrestling, and attended the Wisconsin State Wrestling Tournament for 40 years. Ken’s dedication to the Hudson Booster organization, for 38 years was appreciated by so many.  For his dedication to his community he was named as a Hudson High Distinguished Alumni.  On June 6, 1959, he was united in marriage to his beloved, Patricia Konkel in Milwaukee, WI. This union would be blessed with three sons; Al, Brad and Andy.  Ken was a Veteran of the United States Army. He was an active member of the Willow River Cemetery Board, and a proud 32-degree Mason for the St. Croix Lodge #56. His love of sports had him cheering anything Wisconsin to victory; especially Badger and Packer football. When the leaves began to fall, he always looked forward to spending time with the boys at the Gordon deer camp. As a man of faith, Ken spent decades ushering at Bethel Church. 

Ken will forever remain in the hearts of his wife Pat; children Alan (Kris) Larson, Brad (Lisa Jean) Larson, Andy (Lisa Michelle) Larson; grandchildren Nick, Ali, Gabriella, Olivia, Alaina, Hadley, Theo and sister in law Audrey (Peterson) Larson. He is preceded in death by his brother Dean Larson and parents. Ken has countless friends and acquaintances.

To honor Ken, his celebration of life will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Bethel Lutheran Church, Highlands Campus. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 10:00am-11:00 one prior at the church. Hold his wife Pat, his sons Al, Brad, Andy and their families in prayer as they say goodbye to a terrific family man. Memorials will be used towards the Willow River Cemetery, or Bethel Lutheran Church of Hudson, WI. and may be sent to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 So. 11th St., Hudson, WI 54016


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    • The live-streamed Bethel service let me hear the news of Ken’s death. Please know that a great many people, including me, are sad to learn that his earthly journey has come to an end. I so enjoyed knowing him in my years in Hudson. He and I often visited before the many, many worship services at which he served as an usher and a welcoming friend to those whom he met at the church door.

      May God comfort you and all in your family in this time of sorrow and strengthen your hope in the promise that is ours in Jesus’ resurrection.

      Dennis Nelson, former Bethel pastor

    • Ken was a wonderful person in this community and gave so much of himself. Our very best wishes to his family and may you find peace in his memory.
      Marg and Bob Staebell

    • Very sorry to hear about Ken’s passing. He is the ultimate family man. Our thoughts and prayers are with Pat and the great family Pat and Ken raised. Ken was a mainstay at all his grandkids’ activities. I will always have the many fond memories of having a beer or two with Ken around the bonfires at Kris and Al’s home after Hudson Raider football games at Newton Field. Friday night lights were just that much more special with Ken around. The world could use a few more Ken Larsons. Well done and rest well good and faithful servant!

    • I had the pleasure of helping care for Ken over the past 9 months.
      He was a joy to be around. His dedication to Pat was
      amazing, they were such a cute couple. He loved his boys and
      talked about you alot. His banter with our Viking fan resident
      was fun to watch being the Packer fan that he was.
      I miss our morning visits. Prayers to all of you.