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Cecil Dayton

June 28, 2022 | 10 comments

Cecil Dayton 76 of La Crosse passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on June 27, 2022. Cecil was born to Gareld and Dorthy Dayton (Simon) of La Crosse On November 1 1945 in Portland Oregon. 

He is survived by his two children Cecil Jr. Dayton (Emily) and Virgina Dayton (Tiny Lorenz), three grandchildren Kayla Lorenz, Morgan, and Jack Dayton. Two sisters Sharon Pataska and Laura Iverson (Ken), two brothers Everett Dayton (Linda), Eddy Dayton, One sister in law Nancy Dayton, And his beloved dog River and Eddy the cat. Along with many nieces, nephews, and close friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents Gareld and Dorthy Dayton, brothers Jerry Dayton, Gene Dayton. Sisters, Edith Pavela, Bev Dunkel, Millie Johnson. Grandson Jake Dayton, Brother -in -laws Bobby Johnson and Rolland Pataska Sr. and his good friend Tim Miles

Cecil is the original “Northsider” who enjoyed squirrel hunting, fishing and a good old fashioned chicken Q from Pogy’s Catering. He spent many hours playing cards with Diane and Don. Cecil was always happy to have a trout feed made by Ken and Eddy.  He loved spending time with all his family and friends that would stop by. He was always up for a trip to watch his son Cecil Jr play softball. He was especially fond of his daughter’s cooking and enjoyed all the meals she made for him. His favorite outing were trips to Texas Roadhouse. Cecil was very lucky to have excellent care throughout the past few years by his loving family but especially his brother Eddy.

Cecil’s family would like to thank Gundersen Lutheran Palliative Care team and Inclusa, Josh and Diane at Pogreba Catering.  As well as all the family and friends that called, texted and prayed for his well being. 

Please join his family and friends for a Celebration of Life on July 8th 2022 at the L and M Tavern 631 Copeland Ave. La Crosse Wi. from 4pm-8pm. 



  1. Virginia Dayton

    LOVE YOU DAD. Miss you very much. Sending you hugs and kisses for me. Love Jenny

    • Mike Coady

      Like all the Daytons..Cecil was a good person and was always upbeat and always had a kind word to say. I first met him when he was watching his brothers Gene and Jerry play softball for Glens Bar….in the old Tavern League. Those were the days. Anyway …God bless Cecil and the entire Dayton family. You have my deepest sympathies.

  2. Lynette Neumann

    I am so sorry to hear the sad news of Cecil passing away. My thoughts and prayers are with all family and friends. Lynette(Schaller)Neumann

  3. John miles

    Cecil was a very special person. He was a very good friend to my brother & me also. He could always put a smile on your face & make u laugh. He had a very good family taking care of him. Just know how much u will be missed & our prayers are with the family.

  4. Rudy Wuest

    Cecil is truely ”the number one Northsider and was a great friend through out our school years. We always had a lot of fun and laughs together and when I did run into him in our later years we talked about sports and the good old days. The Dayton Family are the best and Cecil will be missed by many. God Bless you. Great memories my Friend. John 3:16.

    • Roy "Bud" Miller

      Knew Cecil and his whole family growing up “as one of the Northside Boys”. Knew Cecil to always be a true friend to those who knew him. Prayers for Cecil and his whole family.

  5. Brian Greeno

    Played many softball games against and with Cecil. Rest In Peace my friend

  6. Norman Aylsworth

    Cecil and the whole Dayton Family have been friends of mine for many years.Cecil was alway’s up beat !!! Big Smile !!! Great Friend !!! Thoughts and prayer’s to Cecil and the whole Dayton Family R.I.P. My Friend !!!

  7. Boomer Lovejoy

    Please know you are all in my thoughts. I have fond memories of all the card games we played or just visiting. Cecil always made me smile!! Rest easy and I hope the card game is going strong with Tim and all your friends and loved ones!!!

  8. Clarence Maack

    I knew Cecil since 1955; lived right up the alley from the Daytons; one of the best families on the northside. I’m gonna miss you my friend but we’ll meet again. Bless you Cecil; Bless your family; love you man!


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