LeRoy (Pete) Koula
LeRoy (Pete) Koula passed away Friday, October 16, 2020 at Mayo Hospital in La Crosse.
Pete was born March 27, 1934 in La Crosse to Milo and Eileen (Scharpf) Koula. He attended Longfellow and Central High schools. He was a proud member of the Marine Corps and employed at UWL Physical Plant until retirement. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 52 and the Firing Squad for many years.
Pete married Marlene (Voves, Mlsna) on April 13, 1985. He is survived by three sons, Dan, Greg and Tony Koula, step-sons and step-daughters Blaine, Tee-Ta (Mike Schleppegrell), Paul, Terri (Ron) Kittleson, Steve Mlsna, Diane (Max) Mitchell, Amy and Greg Mlsna. Siblings Mary (Roger) Harring, Sally Martin, and Gib (Janine Buffo MD) Koula, and brother-in-law Don Hayner. Pete is also survived by many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Dennis (Mema), sister Kathy Hayner, brothers-in-law, Don Peterson, Doug Martin; nephew Nick Harring, and step-sons Joel, Brian and Tim Mlsna.
A funeral mass will be held on Friday, November 13th, 2020 at 11:30 am at St. James the Less Catholic Church, 1032 Caledonia St., La Crosse. A visitation will be held from 11:00 am until the time of mass at the church. Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion Post 52. Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.