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Kaul Funeral Home

28433 Jefferson Ave, St. Clair Shores, MI

OBITUARY

Vicki Jean Larson

December 22, 1950September 3, 2019

Vicki Jean Larson was born 68 years ago in Detroit, MI to Carl and Audrey Larson. She was the middle child with older brother, Chuck and younger sister, Joan. They lived on the east side of Detroit, part of the Parkgrove families of Larsons, Housers, Baumgarts, and Isaacsons. She attended Columbus elementary/middle School, Edwin Denby High School (Class of Jan/1969) and Macomb Community College.

Vicki developed her love of travel at 18 on an infamous backpacking trip through Europe with her girlfriends. She went to Luxembourg, France, Spain, Morocco, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden.

She was preceded in death by her former partner of 20 years, Eva Reese.

Vicki retired from the Ameritech Phone company after 40 years and has prepared taxes for H.R. Block for 20 years.

Vicki continued her love of travel with her life partner of 33 years, Sharon Tumminello. They did 9 Caribbean cruises, East coast to Prince Edward Island, Las Vegas, California, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, and Panama. Vicki enjoyed traveling around Michigan taking pictures of nature and lighthouses. Vicki loved their animal babies. Especially her beloved dog: Bella and cats: Hobbs and Juice. She had a reputation of being a "Fashionista" and always coordinating her clothes, jewelry, purses and shoes perfectly.

Vicki loved her sister's family (Joan Scott/Tom), Nephew (Jeff Scott/Katie) Niece (Jenny Scott) and great-niece (Brooklyn Scott) very much. She enjoyed time spent at the family cottage on Lake St. Clair. She also enjoyed visits to her brother, Chuck Larson of California. She is also survived by loved ones (Dion, Dawn, Matt, Cali Tumminello) (Joe, Sara, Jeremiah, Nathan, Olivia Tumminello) and (Andy, Wendy, ShawnaLee Lux). In addition, her Godson, Karl Bandemer, living in Germany and numerous friends. Vicki's ability to make every situation fun and her love of life will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MI Humane Society, Leukemia Foundation, or to family.

  • FAMILY

  • Sharon Tumminello, Life Partner
  • Vicki loved her sister's family (Joan Scott/Tom), Nephew (Jeff Scott/Katie) Niece (Jenny Scott) and great-niece (Brooklyn Scott) very much.

    She also enjoyed visits to her brother, Chuck Larson of California. She is also survived by loved ones (Dion, Dawn, Matt, Cali Tumminello) (Joe, Sara, Jeremiah, Nathan, Olivia Tumminello) and (Andy, Wendy, ShawnaLee Lux). In addition, her Godson, Karl Bandemer, living in Germany and numerous friends.

    She was preceded in death by her former partner of 20 years, Eva Reese.

Services

  • Gathering Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 14, 2019

Memories

Vicki Jean Larson

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Nathan Tumminello

September 9, 2019

I never got to properly say goodbye to Aunt Vicki, but if I did I would've told her how much of a wonderful and fun person she was, and how I and so many people loved her so much. I remember when I was little being so excited to go up to the cottage in the summer, Vicki always made it feel like home, and I think that wherever she went she always had a way of making places feel that way. Some of my fondest memories are when I was with Vicki, whether it was Christmas, or just hanging out playing games, she always made it fun. I love you Vicki and I'm gonna miss you so much.

Jeremiah Tumminello

September 7, 2019

We called her Aunt Vicki, but she was like a grandma to me. She always had a smile on and was an amazing person to be around with a great sense of humor. She spent so much time making sure our family enjoyed Christmas every year. I'm very thankful she was kind enough to let me visit the cottage and spend time on the lake where I had some of my favorite childhood memories such as tubing, riding the jet ski, and playing "chicken foot" and "LCR" with everyone. It's hard to picture family gatherings without you there and I will miss you.

Matt Tumminello

September 6, 2019

Aunt Vicki, not just an Aunt but my grandmother. You have done so much for me, and you have helped me out so much. I will miss our long talks, the boat rides and the cottage. You always had the best advice when it came to girl talk, and you could read people like a book just by looking at them. You have made me a better person, I can't think of any therapist that has given me the advice I needed quite like you did. I freakin love you so much and I'm gonna miss you, you were the best grandma a grandson could ask for. Rest in paradise Aunt Vicki, I know you are

Cali Tumminello

September 6, 2019

Vicki was life partner to my Grandma Sharon. She meant so much to me. She taught me how to swim, taught me how to like the lake life, and even taught me a lot about how to be a strong woman. She was a grandma to me and I’m so glad she taught me the things she did. She taught me how to never be afraid of anything life throws at you. She will definitely be missed and never forgotten. Fly high my angel.

Karl Bandemer

September 6, 2019

She was THE BEST Godmother ever. So many cherished memories. I still remember the "Sthneaky Sthnow Sthnake" (you have to say it through the nose, not the mouth). Yeah, make fun of the kid with the speech impediment. There's Love for you!!! LOL. But considering I cried throughout my ENTIRE baptism (she was only 14 and nervous enough about becoming a Godmother), I guess that was Karma. Through the next 53 years I made her proud, and broke her heart. But she never stopped Loving me. I will miss her deeply. I'm still proud to be her Godson. Sanft im Ruhe Vicki. Viele Lieb aus Deutschland. Until we are all United again.

ShawnaLee Lux

September 6, 2019

Vicki was my Grandma’s life partner. She was like grandma to me. We had such an amazing bond that I never knew the difference. She’s made a lasting impact on so many lives. She will be dearly missed.

Julie Amrhein

September 5, 2019

I met Vicki at Columbus Jr High in 7th grade in 1963. Us Robinson Elementary kids merged into Columbus. There I met my lifelong friends. Vicki and I were locker partners through junior high and high school. We live within a short distance from each other, continuing our friendship over all these years. She even adopted my kitten, Juice, when my allergies won’t let me keep him. She had a heart of gold, and everyone who met her, loved her fun loving spirit!
I will surely miss her. My heart is so sad, but I know that Vicki had said many times, “if I can’t shop and travel, I don’t want to live!” I will wear a necklace she gave me as a reminder of our friendship. May she find the heavenly QVC and in our dear Lord’s arms continue to watch over her family and friends.
Vicki, I love you and always will.

Sandra Gibbs

September 4, 2019

How can I share memories that are over 50 years old? The halls of Columbus Junior High is where we met....then off to Denby. I still remember the mohair sweaters, constant smile and short hair cut. Your time on the swim team, trip to your cottage in Anchor Bay, your visit with Sharon to Whitehall...many talks and messages through the years when I lived every place but Michigan. I was hoping to see you this fall....now that visit will wait.... You impacted my life Vicki. I will miss you. Sending love to your family Vicki...you will now reside in my heart and memories. Sandy Gibbs

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY