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Beverly Ann Kohlwey

August 31, 2018 | 1 comment

Beverly Ann Kohlwey, 82, of La Crosse, died peacefully on August 29, 2018 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.  She was born on February 13, 1936 to Faye and Geneva Elmer.  She married Paul Kohlwey on November 25, 1961 in La Crosse, WI.

Bev loved to sew and crochet.  Bev was also an avid gardener.  Bev spent several years selling Home Interior.  She so enjoyed her retirement with her husband, Paul.  They travelled throughout the U.S. and Mexico.  Most of all she enjoyed playing bingo and keno and will be playing forever in the biggest casino throughout eternity.

Bev is survived by her daughter, Carol Burwitz; son, Mark (Karen) Kohlwey; grandchildren, Val (Erich) Holey, Vanessa Burwitz (Shawn Whitewater), Jenna (Jason) Metzger, Kristin (Chris) Larson, Andrew (Christine) Mc Cain, Anthony (Samantha) Kohlwey; 12 great grandchildren; sisters in law, Ellen Elmer, Marilyn Elmer, Elaine Kohlwey and Rita (Kent) Knutson; Brother in law David (Arlene) Kohlwey.  Sisters, Suzy Littlejohn, Cindy (Mike) Nevin; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Kohlwey; parents, Geneva Powell & Faye Elmer; brothers, Gordy, John and Ed Elmer; and sister, Barbara Lakin.

The family would like to thank the hospice staff at Gundersen Health System.  They were always there when we needed them.  Thank you Tarah (volunteer), Bev really enjoyed your company and teaching you how to crochet,

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 8, 2018 in the Prairie room at Coulee Region Cremation Group, 133 Mason St. Onalaska, with visitation from 10:00 am until the time of the service.

Samantha Kohlwey will officiate the memorial for Beverly.


1 Comment

  1. Julie Powell LaReau

    Dear Carol and Mark,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a sweet lady who was always very kind and gracious to me. She always talked about all her grandchildren when I saw her. May God give you peace and understanding.
    With love, Julie and family

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