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Alan L. Blencoe

September 23, 2021 | 18 comments

Alan L. Blencoe, 70, of Holmen, passed away September 14, 2021. He was born  in Black River Falls to Walter and Opal Blencoe. He was a proud veteran who served in Viet Nam. He continued to serve his community for 35 years in 911 communications with La Crosse Co. and Ft. Mc Coy. Al’s interests were his much loved Wisconsin Badgers, Milwaukee Brewers and the Green Bay Packers. Among his other interests were gathering with friends and family for good food and conversation, travel to far off places such as Israel with best friends or a short road trip. Everything to Al was an adventure. He also loved collecting books and people and he believed that one should never stop learning. Al will be greatly missed by Kathy, his family, friends, his church family and his community. Al is survived by his wife Kathy Edwards-Blencoe, one daughter Amy Blencoe, mother-in-law Betty Edwards, two sisters; Alice (Edward) Schaenzer, Shirley Finch, one brother Robert (Chris) Blencoe, brothers-in-law Bryen (Debra) Edwards and Allen (Dawn) Edwards, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and amazing friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law Donald Edwards.
A Celebration of Life will be 11:00 am, November 11, 2021 at Olivet Beacon of Life Church, 2100 Bainbridge St, La Crosse. Pastor Jeremy Walloch will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the time of services at the church. Coulee Region Cremation Group, Onalaska, is
assisting the family in their time of need. A memorial is being established.



  1. Grovesteen

    Bob, So sorry for the loss of your brother.
    Gary & Mary Ann
    Milton College

    • Bill & Pat Jung

      Kathy, so sorry to hear about Al’s passing. He was always a good friend and neighbor. We had many laughs together.

      • Mike Rosenau

        It was my pleasure and blessing to have known Al. My life was a lot better having him in it. My sympathies to you, Kathy and family. May God bless

  2. Doug Huggett

    My condolences to you Kathy, and family. As I have mentioned in our texting, may God’s Grace continue to surround you in the coming days. We know that Al is now singing in the Heavenly choir, and I look forward to joining him there whenever I am called!🙏🏻❤️😇🎶🙂

  3. Dawn Kay

    So sorry, Kathy. Al was such a great guy. He will be missed.

    • Kathy

      Thanks Dawn. He so admired your gift of healing.

  4. Jeff Amo

    I’m sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. We were classmates from kindergarten on to graduation. Also in Cub Scouts, Pack 3. Last saw him at our 50th class reunion, had a nice talk.

  5. Gary Clements

    Sorry for your loss, Al was a good friend and one of the best dispatchers I worked with.
    Clem, LCPD 79-2011

  6. Ed D

    I worked with al at kroner hardware. I loved his personality and outlook on life! Strange how I was thinking of how I wish I could run into him again. Well

  7. Deb Blackbourn

    My condolences to Al’s family. When he was a dispatcher, I worked at Onalaska Police Dept. We met when he called & asked what flavor our aqua cars were,
    I said, “Blueberry”. We then met face-to-face at a training of “How to Deal With Difficult People”. He had a sense of humor that only his family & friends understood. His family is in my prayers!

  8. Belva A Thompson

    My condolences to Al’s family. Knew him many years as dispatcher. I will miss his posts on Facebook. Always brought a smile. Rest In Peace my friend.

  9. Mark Reaves

    Kathy, my condolences to you and your family. Al was a good friend and he will be missed. He did a lot of good things to better Fort McCoy and we will all miss him.

  10. Jack, Pat Evans

    Always enjoyed Al’s comments at men’s club.
    Will be missed.


    My sincere condolences. Wish that I had got to know his better.

  12. Linda Zimmerman

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Kathy.

  13. Deb Schwab

    Kathy and family, My sincere sympathy ass you experience the loss of Al. Blessings and prayers!
    Deb Schwab

  14. Linda Vielhuber

    Sorry to read about Al’s passing. He was a wonderful man

  15. Erik and Chris Malvik

    We are so sorry to hear about Al’s passing. Our condolences to all of his friends and family.


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