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Helen Ruth Dayton

July 22, 2020 | 5 comments

Helen Ruth Dayton (Aspenson), 83, of Holmen, passed away peacefully at her home, Prairie Home (BSJ Corp) after a short battle with cancer. She was born October 17, 1936, to Temron and Clara Aspenson (Rand). She graduated High School from Seneca, WI.

Helen was a long time employee of Gundersen Health Care before retiring in 2001. However, her favorite job of all was taking care of her family. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Helen enjoyed a game of euchre any chance she could. She also loved country music and watching the many birds that visited her window.

She is survived by her children, Barb Moen-DeSoto, Hope Olson-La Cresecent, MN, and Cindy Craig, Tracy Johnson (Terry), Randy Dayton, Kari Beinborn (Dwayne), all of Holmen. Two daughter-in-laws, Judy Dayton and Melissa Dayton, grandchildren, Rick Arentz, Amanda (Nick) Maier, Cassie Dayton, Jerod Dayton, Josh (Christina) Craig, Nicole Craig, Jordan Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Emily Dayton, Hayle Dayton, Mitchell Beinborn and Madeline Beinborn. Eleven great grandchildren, one great, great grandchild, and many extended family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her son Jerry Dayton Jr., two grandsons, Jason Kutil and Adam Johnson, Sons-in-Law, Kevin Craig, Tim Moen; as well as her parents and sisters.

A special thank you to Charlie Fisher and Dr. Kimberly Coyne of Gundersen Lutheran,  Gundersen Lutheran Hospice, all the dedicated staff at Prairie Home, (BSJ Corp), the Inclusa Care Team, her case worker Jen Curtis, Galesville’s long-term care pharmacy, and  Connie Kinyon, RN.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Sunday, July 26, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason St., Onalaska, WI 54650. A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service.

A private burial will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery, La Crosse, at a later date.

Social distancing and face masks are encouraged due to COVID-19.



  1. Terry Schleifer

    I will miss this special lady, she always had a smile on her face, Rip aunt Helen, so sorry for your loss

    • Dick Pataska

      So sorry to hear of the passing of Helen! Such a great lady and so many memories of her and her family! My condolences to all,RIP Helen😢

  2. Ginny Matt

    Jordan,Terry snd Tracy..I am so very sorry for your loss.I thought your Mom was a nice lady.Sending hugs and caring thoughts.Ginny Matt

  3. Debbie (pontius) Hawk

    So sorry to hear this..she was and I always will be aunt Helen to me..always kind and loving me and my children..please take care of each other..

  4. Susan Starkey

    Judy Barb and Hope our sympathy for the loss of Helen she was a sweet lady. Sympathy from Rachel also


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