Kathryn “Katie” Jean Pelan, 85, of La Crosse, WI, passed away peacefully on May 30, 2018 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center. She was born on September 28, 1932 in Tomah, WI to Esther and Robert Henry. She married Joseph Pelan on October 20, 1951 in Tomah. They were happily married for 67 years and blessed with 3 children. She loved to travel out West, to Oregon, Florida, and a special trip to Europe for their 40thwedding anniversary. She could always be found reading a book and loved reading to her grandchildren. She loved getting together with her family for holidays and “any other time” to have fun. She was a member of the United Methodist Women, for many years. She enjoyed their many activities and made many lifelong friends.
She is survived by her husband, Joe; daughter, Debra J.(Kurt) Schubert; grandchildren, Heather (Arthur Buck), Elizabeth Ver Valin, Ian Ver Valin, and Kristina Schubert; 2 great grandchildren, Demetri and Vera-Lynn. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda; son, Kris; and 3 sisters, Patricia, Marion, and Barbara. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends.
A memorial service in her honor will be held on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 1818 Redfield Street, La Crosse, WI. The Reverend Karen Bankes will officiate. Friends and family may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service. A private family burial will be held at Mormon Coulee Memorial Park Cemetery for Kathryn, Linda, and Kris. Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.