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Joan Larsen

d. February 24, 2014

Joan Larsen, 88, of Humboldt, passed away February 23, 2014 at the Van Diest Medical Center in Webster City.  Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt.  Interment will be in Indian Mound Cemetery, Humboldt.  Visitation is from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Betty Joan Larsen, the daughter of Albert and Nancy (Mills) Renfro, was born August 21, 1925 on a farm near Manson, Iowa.  As a child, she moved with her family to Lake City where she was raised and educated.  Joan was married and had four daughters, Vickie, Connie, Sherry, and Nettie.  The family made their home at Gilmore City for many years where Joan raised her family.

Joan served in the health care field for many years working for the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital, Sissons Care Center, and as a Home Health Care provider.  In the mid 1980’s, she made her home at Humboldt and in 2010, retired at the age of 85.

Joan enjoyed her daily coffee visits with friends and neighbors, and watching her soaps.  She loved putting puzzles together and Sunday services on television.  Above all, Joan loved the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Joan is survived by her daughters, Vickie (George) Slattery of Mason City, Connie (Hubert) Vote of Bradgate, and Nettie Allard of Des Moines; son-in-law, Ron Trenary of Aplington; 15 grandchildren; 44 great grandchildren; 15 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Joyce Avenell of San Antonio, TX, Jean Allison of Salem, OR, Nadine Snyder of Marshalltown, Maxine Coufal of Swisher, and Jerry True of Des Moines; and step sister, Betty Carol of Webster City.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Nancy (Mills) Renfro; daughter, Sherry Trenary; son-in-law, Larry Allard; grandsons, Tony Williams and Darrell Vote; great granddaughter, Tanna Trenary; brothers, Donny, Jimmy, Bernard, and Dwight; and step sister, Dorothy (Lyle) Hungate.
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