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Kathy Jo (Krezek) Larson, age 69, passed away early Friday, February 4, 2022 at the Keystone Nursing Care Center.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials can be sent to Safe Haven of Iowa County.

Kathy was born on March 9, 1952 in Waterloo, the daughter of Edward and Ellen (Havran) Krezek. She graduated from North Tama High School. After graduating high school she attended Iowa State University where she double majored in History and Political Science, with a minor in Sociology. She graduated in 1974. On August 26, 1972 she married the love of her life David Larson.

Gardening was an important part of her life from the beginning, blossoming into a passion for growing and using herbs. This helped lead her to a job at Frontier Cooperative Herbs, including Vice President of Sustainability. She loved her pets, mushroom hunting, reading, walks in the woods, traveling and cooking. She (formally) became a Master Gardener after retirement and enjoyed working with the local group.

She is survived by her husband David; sister Sue (Dan) Sherman; brother, Edward (Cindy) Krezek; brother in laws Dale (Sandy) Larson; Dan (Donna) Larson; sister-in-law Barbra Larson; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and great nieces, and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, mother and father in laws Alice and Harold Larson, and her best friend and sister-in-law Donna Larson.

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