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Larry LaVerne Johnson

December 14, 2019 | 21 comments

Larry LaVerne Johnson, 66, of Onalaska, passed away December 13, 2019.  He was born on October 15, 1953 in La Crosse, the son of LaVerne and Lois (Fonstad) Johnson.

Larry loved his Packer and Badgers.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and loved sharing these interests with his family.  Larry married his loving wife Teri, his high school sweetheart, and they had three children.  Larry ran his painting business for over 40 years, loved woodworking, and loved time with family and friends.  He loved cooking, entertaining, and playing music for his family and friends.

Larry is survived by his wife, Teri of 47 years; children, Ryan Johnson of Onalaska, Whitney (Chad) Wacker of La Crosse, and Nikolas (Elizabeth) Johnson of La Crosse; in-laws, Dean (Julie) Coates of La Crosse, Tracey (Todd) Shaffer of Holmen; 2 sisters; many nieces, nephews, pets and grand-pets.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law, Patricia Coates; brothers-in-law, Mike Coates and Steve Coates.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason St., Onalaska.



  1. Cheryl an Terry Johnson

    Our Sympathies Teri an family. Hugs an Prayers.

    • Patti Virnig

      So sorry for your loss. I can’t make it on Wed. but am thinking about you and your family at such a hard time.
      Love, Patti Virnig

    • Gary-Dawn Hougom

      Teri, so sorry to hear of Larry passing. Please know your whole family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Dean & Julie

    Rest in peace Larry! We will miss you! Love you.❤

    • Dan robertson

      So sorry r i p larry

  3. Bev Hougom-DiNicola

    There are no words to express how deeply sorry we are for your loss.
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    The world has lost someone very special.💔
    Sending our love….
    Bob and Bev(Hougom) DiNicola

  4. Tyler and Jordan Clark

    No words can explain how deeply sad we are with this news…. Teri, Nik, Whitney, Ryan, Chad, and Elizabeth we are so sorry for your loss and are thinking of you all during this very hard time, we love you all!
    Larry was an amazing guy who was like another Dad to us both, always making us feel at home and apart of the family. We will miss his great sense of humor, amazing cooking, his laugh and smile. He was truly an incredible man who we are so glad to say we knew, rest in peace Larry, until we see you again ❤️
    Tyler & Jordan Clark

  5. Lynda Taylor

    I am very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family

  6. Eunice (Prieur) Christensen

    So sorry Diane. It’s hard to lose someone so close to the holidays. They will do an excellent job for you. They are so nice up there.

  7. Dan&Donna Stenberg

    Our deepest sympathy to the family of Larry. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Lynette & Greg Pederson

    We are so sorry to hear about Larry. He was always a kind, friendly and fun-loving guy. Our memories with Larry will be forever cherished! Keeping you and your family in our thoughts prayers.

  9. J. David Bohri

    Thoughts and prayers, Teri.

  10. Julie Anderson

    So Sorry for your loss . I sure enjoyed doing his hair for many years. I had so much fun listening to his stories when they were younger and ( he hung out with my Husband Rich and his Twin Bob ) back when !! Yes they sure had fun in there days ! RIP Larry .. Hugs to you all … Thinking of you all …

  11. Merlin Anderson Anderson

    My Deepest sympathy !
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Merlin &Callie Anderson

  12. Marilyn Wininger

    Dear Teri and family. Please accept my deepest sympathies and prayers for comfort. I have truly enjoyed your friendship through the years and can not find words to express the sense of loss I feel and feel for you. Bless you all.

  13. J David Bohri

    Thoughts and prayers, Teri.

  14. Debra Carpenter

    My deepest condolences to you and your Family for your loss. May God give you strength and comfort to get you thru these tough times ahead. God Bless

  15. Dave, Sheilah, Brandon, & Noah Hougom

    Words cannot express the sadness we feel for your loss. Larry was a wonderful Husband, Father, Brother, and Brother-in-law. Our deepest sympathies to you all. 💔

  16. Brenda Zitzmann

    Dear Teri, I’m very saddened to hear of the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely,
    Brenda (Hoffman) Zitzmann

  17. Chris Respicio

    So sorry to hear. My heart is with the family!

  18. Marjorie A Fossen

    Oh Teri, I don’t even know what to say, I was so shocked to read of Larry’s death!! We just went through this with Harveys death, you and i, such a short time ago, so I know what you’re going through, honey! You and your family have my deepest and most sincere sympathy!! If you ever need to just talk, I’m just a phone call away. Love and hugs, Marj Fossen

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