Kathryn A. (Meyer) Kirchner, 89, of Onalaska, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. She was born on March 25, 1929 to John and Irene Meyer. She married Marlin Kirchner on May 8, 1948. Kathryn was a strong woman who had a heart of gold. She enjoyed a simple life, working hard, and caring for her family. She was a member of the American Legion Unit 336 as a Gold Star Mother, the VFW 1230 Auxiliary, and the DAV Chapter 12.
She is survived by her daughters, Marie Turk; and her children, Jarrod (Mary), Laura (Brian), and Heather; Barbara (Danny) Johnson; and their children, Scott (LeAnne) and Steven; and Karol Crocker (John); and her children, Chad and Jess; 13 great grandchildren; 1 great- great grandchild; and sister-in-law, Elreda Meyer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marlin; her son, John, who was killed in Vietnam in 1969; brother, Herbert; sister, Mary (Jack) Altman; and son-in-law, Gary Turk.
A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, October 21, at Coulee Region Cremation Group in the Gathering Place, 133 Mason St., Onalaska, from 2 PM to 5 PM. A private family burial will be held at a later date.