Leonard “Lenny” Clarence Kaszolka III
Leonard “Lenny” Clarence Kaszolka, III age 73, of Trempealeau, passed away on Sunday, February 23rd after a long and courageous fight with cancer. He was born on September 30th, 1946. He married the love of his life, Patricia Toshner, on June 20th, 1970. For him it was love at first sight. He eventually convinced her of the same. Lenny served in the Vietnam War as a proud member of the US Navy. He enjoyed social settings with his wife, family, and dear friends of which he had many. You could generally find him with his bride, a cold beer, and a glass of whisky with a smile on his face, a ready ear, and a wonderful capacity for fun and laughs. Over the years he found enjoyment in tropical fish, photography, guns, drones, and knives.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia, two daughters Jodi (Dan) Doyle and Stacy Cox both of Onalaska and his son Steven Kaszolka of Trempealeau, grandchildren, Troy, Iris, and Will, and special friends Angry Jonny Stevens and Doug Sonsalla. He was preceded in death by his oldest grandson Tyler.
The family would like to express special thanks to Lenny’s support at the VA, the Gunderson oncology team, his hospice care workers, and in the end, the amazing team at Gunderson for making his last hours so comfortable. We also appreciate all of Dad’s friends and their support. There are so many of you.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 29th from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason St., Onalaska, WI. A military honors salute will be held there at 2:00. We would love to hear any stories you might have of memories created with Lenny.