Colleen E. LarsonJune 26, 1927 ~ August 25, 2017 (age 90)
Colleen E. Larson, 90 of Park Forest passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017. She was born on June 26, 1927 in Independence, Wisconsin; a daughter of Albert D. and Myrtle E. (Klick) Bautch. Colleen earned her degree in Education at University Of Wisconsin- Madison and went on to earn her Master Degree in Early Childhood Education from Governors State University. She was a Kindergarten teacher for over 40 years. Her passions included traveling, teaching, music, singing, her many pets and her family and grandchildren. Colleen was a charter member of the Park Forest Singers, now known as the Grand Prairie Choral Singers. Her family members include her children: Eric (Mary) Larson of Seattle, Lynn (George) Stevenson of Park Forest and Carrie (James) Frost of Harlingen, Texas; her grandchildren: Malinda, Benjamin, Nathan, Jessica, Brandi, Thomas, Nicolette and Courtney. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 60 years: Edward Larson; her sister: Alberta and her niece: Patty. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Grand Prairie Choral Arts. 266 Somonauk, Park Forest, IL 60466 or the South Suburban Humane Society, 1103 West End Ave. Chicago Heights, IL 60411. The family will greet guests on Tuesday evening from 4:00 until 8:00 at Hirsch West End Chapel in Matteson.