The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Meet Your Neighbor

 by Christy Kienast/The Quill

Meet your neighbor Maria Pizanowski-Larson of La Harpe.

Maria, the daughter of Rita and Bryan Pizanowski of La Harpe was born in Fort Carson, Colorado in 1982 and raised in La Harpe.

She graduated from La Harpe High school in 2001 and from Blackhawk Technical College in 2009 with a degree in Culinary Arts.

She has worked at the Country Café for almost 2 years.

Maria has one brother, John Barnes, who has two sons, Kutter and Konner.

Her grandmothers are Jeanette Abernathy of La Harpe and Sue Bailey of Herrin.

Maria married Nicholas Larson from Beloit, Wisconsin on December 27, 2013. He also is employed at the Country Café.

They have two children, Zachery Ryan Larson, 1 and Izabella Lyann Larson, 3 months.

In her spare time, Maria enjoys spending time with her kids and family. She also enjoys reading, baking/cooking, arts and crafts and watching movies.