MADISON-Darlene (Koch) Larson, age 75, of Madison, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013, in Madison.

She was born on Nov. 28, 1937, in Madison, the daughter of Roman Koch and Verena Ring. She married Donald Larson on Feb. 4, 1961, in Madison, at St. Dennis Catholic Church. Darlene’s life was dedicated to caring for her children and grandchildren. She always made sure everyone else’s needs were met before her own. Darlene tried to feed everyone who entered her home. No one ever left hungry for food or love.

Darlene is survived by her children, Lori (Chuck) Noel, Donald S. (Donna) Larson, Brian (Laura) Larson, and Trish (Brian) Coughlin; son-in-law, Mark Olson; grandchildren, Matt, Kristin, Chad, Cassandra, Ryan, Courtney, Amanda, Brooke, Nicole, Heather, Michael and Bryor; great-granddaughter, Chloe; siblings, Ramona (Gary) Ampe, Kay Schneider, Jim (Gale) Koch, and Patty Brown; and sister-in-law, Janet Koch. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Donald; her parents; brother, Dick Koch; and daughter, Mary Olson.

Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013, with the Rev. Jerry Amstutz presiding. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday. Memorials may be made to Madison Children’s Hospital.

Visitation:
Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday.

Service:
Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013, with the Rev. Jerry Amstutz presiding.