Ethel May (Price) Larson passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on July 29, 2018, at the age of 93. She was born April 30, 1925, to Emery and Clara Price. She married Robert Larson in 1945. He preceded her in death on May 26, 1984.

   Ethel loved making chocolate covered cherries, seafoam (divinity), fudge and chocolate Easter eggs, and then giving them to family, friends, and others who touched her life.  In later years, when it was too difficult for her to make candy, she taught her granddaughters how to make their favorites. Ethel enjoyed going to lunch with her friends on Sundays after attending Zion Lutheran Church in Peshtigo. She especially loved visiting with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
   For many years Ethel worked at the Peshtigo National Bank until she retired in 2001. Although Ethel planned never to leave Peshtigo, in November 2017 she moved to Emerald Ridge Assisted Living in Neenah to be closer to her family.
   Ethel is survived by her daughters Wendy (Steve) Siracusa and Dolly (Peter) Fritz; grandchildren Kim (Curt) Basnett; Stephanie (Mike) Burcusa and daughter, Rose; Ben (Heather) Fritz and son, Aiden; Alice (Mike) Arft and children Amiya, Trinitee, Chase, and Logan; Sarah Fritz (Bryce Carlson) and Spencer Fritz. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; son, Bobby; and sisters, Loretta, Alice, Helen, and Jean.
   Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 PM on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home followed by a funeral service at 5:00 PM.
   Ethel’s family would like to thank the staff at Emerald Ridge as well as Dr. Kumar and the staff on the 5th floor at Theda Care Regional Medical Center Neenah.
When I Must Leave You
Helen Steiner Rice
When I must leave you
For a little while-
Please do not grieve
And shed wild tears
And hug your sorrow to you
Through the years,
But start out bravely
With a gallant smile;
And for my sake
And in my name
Live on and do
All things the same,
Feed not your loneliness
On empty days,
But fill each waking hour

In useful ways,
Reach out your hand
In comfort and in cheer
And I in turn will comfort you
And hold you near;
And never, never
Be afraid to die,
For I am waiting for you in the sky!

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Ethel May Larson  

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