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Kyle Steven Schlafer

May 26, 2021 | 19 comments

Kyle Steven Schlafer passed away Friday, May 21 at Mayo Health in La Crosse, WI. He was born in La Crosse, WI on August 24, 1981 to Mark Schlafer and Deborah (Roberts) Young. He graduated from Central High School in June of 1999.

Kyle tried and became successful in most sports, especially golf, bowling, and wrestling. He was always proud to be a member of the Central High School wrestling team for his 4 high school years. He was very excited and proud to have his brother Lucas as a Varsity teammate his senior year. Kyle also loved to fish and spend time with family, especially his Grandpa Ken Roberts, who taught him to fish. Kyle was a gentle, kind, and caring soul who loved his family dearly. His final act was to be an organ donor and did save numerous lives with his gifts. He will be forever missed.

He is survived by his mother Deborah (Terry) Young; father, Mark (Linda Miles) Schlafer; brother, Lucas (Ashley) Schlafer; nephew, Dawson; nieces, Harper and Daisy; maternal grandmother, Rita (Douglas) Johnson; aunt, Marlene Anderson; great-aunt, Sandra Howell, and many other uncles, aunts, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Amanda; maternal grandfather, Kenneth Roberts; paternal grandparents, Mike and Maggie Schlafer; aunt, Marilyn Kinsey; uncle, Roger Kinsey; uncle, Michael Schlafer, and cousin, Kelly Kinsey.

A service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 4, 2021 at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason St, Onalaska, WI 54650. A visitation will take place from 4 p.m. until the start of the service.

The service will be livestreamed. If you are unable to attend the service in person, please follow this link to join viewing the service at 5:00 p.m.: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86457212520?pwd=OWZnekg4RVYzV28vUjhFd0NhZUdyZz09

The family would like to thank the staff at Mayo ICU and the staff of UW Health organ donation team for their kindness, concern, and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.



  1. Sandy Wendling

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers for everyone 🙏

  2. Emily Kirchner

    So sorry for your loss. I pray for comfort for his family and friends. Organ donation is a noble way to give back.

  3. George Maravelas

    Dear Mark, Deborah, Lucas and Family,

    I was so sorry to read about Kyle today.
    Not much to say except I am thinking about you guys and will pray for GOD’s LOVE AND BLESSINGS for Kyle and all of you.

    Friend (and Former Room Mate).
    George (& Mary) Maravelas

    • Ann Hanson

      I am so sorry to hear about Kyle’s passing! May God comfort you all in this sad time. Sending prayers.

  4. Lori Taylor

    Debbie, Terry, Mark, Lucas and Family, I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss. Kyle was a kind gentle soul that had a great gift of gab.
    I always enjoyed our conversations. I pray that you find peace and know that there is massive amounts of love surrounding you during this difficult time. If there is anything I can do please reach out. Love you all, Lori and Barry

  5. Donna M. Jolley

    We are so sorry to hear about Kyle. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you.

    • Jennifer Kirchoff Gloede

      Deb- Not sure if you remember me but I used to work with you many years ago for Quillins. I am so very sorry for your loss. I am a double organ transplant recipient. What a generous gift your son gave. Praying for your family.

  6. Jim Felland

    Mark and family, Dianne and I are very sorry to hear about Kyle. We will pray for you all.
    Jim and Dianne Felland

    • Renee L Stolpa

      Mark, Debbie and family, I was so sad to hear about Kyle. My prayers are with you all.

  7. Jessica Moulis

    Sending love and thoughts to Kyles family. Kyle was a good man in many ways. Always willing to lend a helping hand. I will miss him. I hope your resting with your wife.

  8. Mike and Joan Gazeley

    Mark and Family,

    Our deepest sympathies to you regarding Kyles passing. He was a sweet boy with a good heart. Our prayers are with you.

    Mike and Joan Gazeley and family

  9. DD McDonnell

    Debbie,Terry, Mark, Lucas & family,
    Sending our deepest sympathies. Our hearts go out to you. You are in our thoughts & prayers.
    DD & Bob

  10. Karen Novak

    My deepest sympathies, Mark.

  11. Hank Kasson

    So damn sorry to hear that Kyle is no longer with us!!
    I Think that I met Kyle about 18 years ??
    My fondest memory of Kyle was 8 or 9 years ago…
    I was scheduled to work on Thanksgiving day…., Kyle dropped me off at work!!
    Like 30 minutes later, Kyle picked me up; because I had Thanksgiving off!
    Kyle invited me to celebrate Thanksgiving dinner with his whole family!!
    That’s the absolute truth; Kyle was a great friend!!

  12. Tammi Porter

    Dear Mark and Family,
    My most sincere sympathy to Kyle’s loving family. You are all in my heart as you grieve someone so selfless and loved.
    Tammi Porter

  13. Pede

    I was friends with and went to high school with Kyle. He was a great dude and I always remember him as kind and willing to help out. I would see him again every few years when I’d be home on leave from military service; he was still the good friend I remembered. RIP brother!

  14. Theresa Marcus

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Words are never enough at this time. Always cherish the memories.

  15. Kristine Gasch

    I just found out today and am beyond sad to hear that Kyle is gone. I just met him less than a year ago and he was a kind, sweet and helpful friend to me. I will really miss him. My sincere condolences to his family.

  16. Kristine Bye

    Dear Debbie, Mark, Lucas, Rita, and the rest of the family, I am so sorry to hear about Kyle. We hadn’t been in contact for awhile, but I fondly remember the times we spent together. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Kristine B.


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