Condolences for Larry W. Johnson

It came as a shock today learn of Larry's death while back in La Crosse while on vacation. I worked with Larry in the WKBT newsroom in the mid 70's in my first TV news position. He was a great mentor and friend. Larry was the epitome of a professional broadcaster. He lived life to the fullest and with great humor. I still laugh at his stories about the early days of live TV at channel 8. He befriended me when was the new guy in town and Jane and I loved the "progressives" we had with Marcella and him with other couples. Larry was an excellent broadcaster, a friend to many, and lived life to the fullest. Larry, you will be remembered.
From Dick Hofmann


My condolences to Larry’s family. Starting when he moved to La Crosse to work at WKBH/WKBT Larry was a great friend, and very professional co-worker. He gave his best to his radio listeners and those who viewed him in his many roles on TV. He was a great announcer, farm director, host, ad copy writer and more, tasks he did with enthusiasm and humor. He had even greater enthusiasm and humor with friends having laughs from Chippie’s in Melrose through Prairie du Chien trying every licensed bar in the region in order to find a new watering hole.
From Bob Seaquist

Chris I'm so sorry to hear of your lose. You are in my prayers. Mike
From Mike Rand

Thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss Larry. RIP
From Hungry Peddler

Paul and Chris I was very sorry to hear of your father's passing. You both and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
From Tony Colbert

Condolences to the Johnson family, Larry was a cousin whom we never got to know on a personal basis but I knew who he was when family members talked of Larry the Weatherman
From Peggy Zeman Pattee

God Speed to you, Larry. When I was in elementary school and the teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I told her I wanted to be a weatherman. Larry was the reason why I wanted to be a weatherman. Both sports director Ed Sielestad and Larry were my local TV idols when I was growing up. That is why I have been a loyal WKBT viewer for years. Now Ed and Larry can do newscasts from that big new desk in the sky. Thoughts and prayers going out to Larry's family and his other family at WKBT.
From Paul Reichert

So sorry to here about Larry. We had many times and memories with all of you and Grandpa Chip and Rose. Times that we will never forget.
From The Murray Family

My deepest sympathy to the Family of Larry Johnson. Like his co-workers remember about Larry he was "A True Gentleman". So True. I'll remember Larry in many ways- with a big smile and being a great story teller. He had a gift for story telling and "The Voice" that made you want to listen. He would have my sister Diane Viner and I laugh so hard we would be in tears. You will never meet a sweeter man than Larry. He will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Larry. Debbie and Wayne
From Debbie and Wayne Jensen

My deepest sympathy to Larry's family, he was a one of a kind guy and I will never forget him. He was a very well known, respected guy in the La Crosse area, he had so many friends no matter where we went someone knew Larry the weatherman. From our late nights at the Eagles to our late dinners at Schmidty's on Sundays it will never be the same without you. Heaven gained a beautiful angel with much love and respect. ~Ashley and Bub
From Ashley Viner