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Leonard “Lenny” Clarence Kaszolka III

February 25, 2020 | 8 comments

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.

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8 Comments

  1. Janel Wilber

    Pat, I’m so sorry for your loss, sending healing prayers for you and your family.

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  2. Larry & Marge Pflughoeft

    So sorry to hear of Lenny’s passing. Sympathy to the family.

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  3. Jan Tracy

    Pat

    Jerry and I are so sorry to hear of Lennys passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Miss his smile and laugh and the stories he would tell at the Stockyards

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    • Matt Emmons

      So sorry for your loss…Prayers for peace for the family

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  4. Pam Wood

    My condolences to all of Lenny’s family.

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  5. Christine Stevens

    My thoughts and prayers for you and the family. Lenny and you were so much fun. Miss the old days. Rest in peace lenny. ❤

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  6. Dan & Debi (Sommers) Skroch

    So very sorry for your loss. Lenny always, always greeted me/us with his warm smile. He made any room a fun place to be. No doubt he has already kicked heaven up a notch. You all have ANOTHER very special Angel looking out for you. Sending big hugs.

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  7. Henry Kohnle

    Pat I’m so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in n my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply

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