Pete E. Fish
Pete E. Fish, 82, of Viroqua, formerly of La Crosse passed away peacefully on Monday, January 28, 2019. He was born August 9, 1936 to Verle and Milford Fish of Bloomingdale, WI. Pete was a veteran from the Air Force. He joined in 1958 and was a jet engine mechanic specialist. He was the kind of man that didn’t want to make a big deal about anything he ever did. Like the time he and two other walker AFB men from the Air Force broke the record changing a B-52 engine in one hour and 14 minutes. He was always helping everybody out. No matter what you needed he would be there for you. He worked for G. Heileman’s Brewing Co. in La Crosse for 33 years until his retirement. He was a hardworking man and a jack of all trades. He loved camping, fishing, hunting, trapping, and gardening. He was definitely an outdoorsman. He was a great guy, stubborn as the day is long but yet so gentle. He will be sorely missed by many.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Verle Fish; father, Milford Fish; sister, Linda Nofsinger; brothers, Henry Fish and James Fish; sister in law, Hiroka Fish; brother in law, Rueben Forde; stepdaughters, Vicki Vance and Anita Arquillo; daughter in law, Cindy Fish; grandson, Heath Fish; niece, Debbie Volden; and nephew, Robert Rickey.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma J. Fish; 4 children, Michael (Carol) Fish, David Fish, Tina (Paul) Betker, and Kim Fish (Danny); 4 stepchildren, Sandy (John) Sylvester, Howard (Debbie) Huskey, Thomas Greer, and Patrick Greer; 17 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; 6 brothers; Robert, Daniel (Kenda), Kirby (Jan), Jerry (Mia), Milford Jr. (Judy), and Steven Fish; 8 sisters, Mary Forde, Lila Litsey, Rosa (Mike) Hansen, Christine Mellen, Betty Fish, Judy Hansen, Jeannie (Terry) Squire, and Dayle (Terry) Whiting; and many nieces and nephews, too numerous to mention.
Pete had a large family and many friends. We will all miss you very much. Goodbye until we meet again. A memorial service will be held in his honor on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 at 11:30 am, at La Farge Free Methodist Church, 214 S Cherry St, La Farge, WI 54639, with visitation from 10:30 am until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.