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Kathryn A. (Meyer) Kirchner

October 18, 2018 | 7 comments

Kathryn A. (Meyer) Kirchner, 89, of Onalaska, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. She was born on March 25, 1929 to John and Irene Meyer. She married Marlin Kirchner on May 8, 1948. Kathryn was a strong woman who had a heart of gold. She enjoyed a simple life, working hard, and caring for her family. She was a member of the American Legion Unit 336 as a Gold Star Mother, the VFW 1230 Auxiliary, and the DAV Chapter 12.

She is survived by her daughters, Marie Turk; and her children, Jarrod (Mary), Laura (Brian), and Heather; Barbara (Danny) Johnson; and their children, Scott (LeAnne) and Steven; and Karol Crocker (John); and her children, Chad and Jess; 13 great grandchildren; 1 great- great grandchild; and sister-in-law, Elreda Meyer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marlin; her son, John, who was killed in Vietnam in 1969; brother, Herbert; sister, Mary (Jack) Altman; and son-in-law, Gary Turk.

A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, October 21, at Coulee Region Cremation Group in the Gathering Place, 133 Mason St., Onalaska, from 2 PM to 5 PM. A private family burial will be held at a later date.



  1. Michael Altman

    Just got the news about Aunt Kathryn. So sorry to here. We’ll be praying for all the family their.
    She was such an example of how to live a good life. Always enjoyed her company. Such a good sense of humor and positive attitude.
    It was so easy to carry on a conversation with her. She was a genuine person and will be missed greatly.
    God Bless

  2. Judy And Duane Ziegler

    We were sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and our deepest sympathy goes to your family.
    I’m sure she will be greatly missed by all that knew her. Unfortunately we are down south and will not make it back for the celebration of life. Judy & Duane Ziegler

  3. Richard R. Mannel

    I want to extend my sincere condolences to Aunt Katie’s family. I was somewhat shocked with her passing. I hadn’t talked with her for some time but thought she was doing OK. I was very fond of her and always thought she was a very sweet, kind and intelligent Lady. I will miss her being with us and hope she has found a better place. May she rest peacefully.

  4. Becky Kirchner

    My sympathies to Aunt Katie’s family.

  5. Doug and Pam Mannel

    Our thoughts and prayers to Aunt Katie’s family. She was always fun to be around,,,a story to tell,smiles and laughter as well. Rest in peace,, we will miss you.

  6. Mike and Marlene Kirchner

    Our thoughts and prayers to Aunt Katie’s family. She was a very kind and sweet person. She had a big heart and will be missed.

  7. Jackie Bing

    So sad to hear of Aunt Katherine’s unexpected passing. I always looked forward to spending time with her when she came to visit us in Florida. She was one of a kind and had such a great outlook on life. Wishing the family peace and comfort in the days to follow.
    I believe they are all together again! With love, your cousin in Florida, Jackie Bing

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