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Gary Paul Kiehne

April 15, 2024 | 6 comments

Gary Paul Kiehne age 69, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2024 in Oshkosh, WI.

Gary was an avid fisherman and hunter who loved the outdoors, enhancing this passion with making a lifelong career in photography.  Born in Iowa to Harold and Joanne Kiehne on June 12, 1954, he later moved to La Crosse and attended Central High School. He married the love of his life Barbara Ann Ekberg on July 24, 1982 in La Crosse, and they moved to Menasha and later Wausau and had two wonderful children. After her early passing he moved with his children to Sun Prairie.

Gary is survived by his son, Paul Kiehne and daughter, Korin Sackmann; brother, Paul H. Kiehne; two sisters, Jan Werner & Lisa Garner; and many caring family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Barbara Kiehne who passed away in Oct, 2002 and his parents, Harold and Joanne Kiehne.

There will be a celebration of life on April 26, 2024 at 11a.m at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason St., Onalaska WI.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.



  1. Sue Pinski

    Sorry for your loss, Jan, Lisa, and Paul. So many good memories of our families together on Milson Ct.

    • Lisa Garner

      Thank you Sue and Ken, Some of our fondest memories are from “The Milson Court kids”, Gary loved growing up in the Lacrosse area, boating on the Mississippi river, hunting and fishing.


    Good memories on Milson Ct.,
    Harold used to drive us to school.
    Sorry for your loss Jan and Lisa.

  3. Tom Pribek

    24th street LaCrosse was a great place for kids, and Kiehnes were great neighbors. Gary might have been my best friend in those days. I miss those days.

    • Lisa Garner

      Dear Tom, the 24th st gang was the best, I know he felt the same about his childhood with the Priebek’s. The memories are very sweet.

  4. Jane Andersen-Goldsworthy

    Gary and I were high school classmates, but more importantly, we had a mutual friend – Bill Espe. Early on, the three of us were fishing friends. Gary and Bill continued that friendship for years. Sorry for your family’s loss.


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