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LeRoy (Pete) Koula

October 22, 2020 | 4 comments

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.

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4 Comments

  1. Carl Peterson

    I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Pete’s passing. There was a period when I was a child that he was a huge part of our lives, not only as my mom’s brother but also as one of my dad’s best friends. He will be missed.

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    • Marilyn Boardman

      Marlene and family my prayers and thoughts are with you all. He was a great neighbor and friend. Hold on to all the memories. Love to all 🙏🇺🇲

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  2. orwin ihle RAY

    MARLENE!! WHAT HAPPENED TO PETE?? I NEVER HEARD THAT HE WAS SICK. I ALWAYS ENJOYED VISITING WITH PETE AT FAMILY STUFF AND I AM SURE HE WAS A GREAT HUSBAND. YOU WERE VERY LUCKY!!! COUSIN RAY

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  3. Lynette Neumann

    Marlene, family and friends, Darrel and I are so sorry to hear of Petes passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lynette Neumann and Darrel Greeno.

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