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“Dear Larson Family:I was so sorry to hear about Donna's untimely death. I got to know her when I came to WI as dean of the School of Pharmacy in...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Jeanette Roberts - Madison, WI

“My thoughts and prayers to Doug, Joe, Julianna and all who loved Donna. I loved when the kids were small and we had our campfires in the backyards...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Sandi Schober - Appleton, WI

“Donna was a very caring mom who wanted the best for Joe and Julianna. May God comfort Doug, Joe and Julianna in your time of need. Hold your...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“Doug, Joe, Juliana, Sincerest condolences to all of you. I was lucky enough to have known Donna as a colleague and friend. She was one of the most...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Lisa Edwards

“Joe, heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. You will continue to be in our prayers. May comfort and peace surround you and all those who knew and...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: John and Lea Hagins

“Donna had an ability to make friends and keep friends. Whether it was grade school, neighborhood friends, high school, college, co- workers,...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Wilson

“Donna was an exceptional pharmacist and made the job fun as well. She will be missed by many. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Cindy Gaston

“Doug, Our sincerest condolences to you and your family. Donna has been in our prayers for a long time, and we will continue to keep you all in our...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Bettag Family

“I will be volunteering at the Rock Cancer event in Little Chute on August 19th in honor of Donna.My thoughts and prayers are with you Doug, Joe and...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Lori Schuh

“Julianna and family. Prayers and condolences to you and family. You continue to be in my prayers. Axios is praying also! Mrs. McKnight ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Ann McKnight

“Doug, Joe & Julianna, I can't begin to tell you how sad I am at the passing of Donna. She will never be forgotten. Although it will be hard to go on,...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Carole Wilde


Donna Marie (nee Leary) Larsen of Appleton, Wisconsin, passed away after battling brain cancer, on Monday, July 17, 2017, at the age of 54. She was born on June 30, 1963, to Joseph and Ruth Ann Leary. Donna received a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She worked in the pharmaceutical industry since graduating. She was active in the School of Pharmacy Alumni Association. Donna was married in Madison, Wisconsin, on August 13, 1994, to Douglas Larsen. She was blessed with two children, Joseph and Julianna Larsen. She was a member of the St. Joseph Parish in Appleton. Donna was engaged in her children’s school and sports activities. She continued to be active even after her diagnosis. Donna was an energetic volunteer in her community. She was well known for planning wonderful events. Donna made friends wherever she went. She could be counted on to bring a unique gift to any gathering. She loved spending time with her family and friends enjoying a glass of wine or beer, traveling, reading, and avidly watching the Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Badgers. Donna is survived by: husband, Douglas; two children, Joseph and Julianna; parents, Joseph and Ruth Ann Leary of Greendale; brother, Daniel Leary of Greendale; and a number of in-laws, a niece, aunts, uncles, and cousins; along with numerous friends. The Funeral Liturgy for Donna will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 24, 2017 at ST. JOSEPH PARISH, 404 West Lawrence St., Appleton, with Fr. Jim Leary, O.F.M. Cap. officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 23, 2017, at the WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME, 537 N. Superior St., Appleton from 4:00 p.m. until the prayer service at 7:00 p.m. and again at CHURCH on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the American Cancer Society.