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Patricia Jean Spaulding Hanson Fisko

August 20, 2020 | 6 comments

Patricia Jean Spaulding Hanson Fisko, 81, of Victory, WI passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Benedictine Manor in La Crosse, WI after a fall at home which resulted in a fractured hip and wrist.

She was born on May 11, 1939 to Burt and Vera Spaulding.

Patricia, or Pat as she was called, was born in Victory, WI and lived most of her life there off the Mississippi River. She attended Victory Grade School and then Desoto Schools and finished in Viroqua. She married Joseph Hanson in Galesville, WI and they had three beautiful girls. She later met Thomas Fisko and they were married April 20, 1973.

Pat loved traveling to many destinations in the US as well as Norway, Alaska, Hawaii and Ireland. She loved her many beautiful flowers while watching the Mississippi roll by. She also loved fishing, reading, crocheting, puzzles and cooking.

Patricia is survived by her husband Thomas Fisko after 51 years together. One sister Virginia Stalsberg of Kasson, MN. Three daughters, Lorraine Hanson and Frank, La Crosse, Roxanne (Ronald) Stalsberg, Viroqua, and Lisa (Jeff) Powell, Onalaska. Four grandchildren Peter (Sarah) Banda, Hammond, WI, Jennifer Stalsberg, Viroqua, Christine Stalsberg, Viroqua, Chris Powell, two great-grandchildren Ethan and Kaylie Banda, and also many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Patricia is preceded in death by her parents Burt and Vera Spaulding.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Mayo Clinic and the loving care at Benedictine Manor for the last two months.

A small gathering will be held on Friday, August 28th at 11:00 a.m. at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason St., Onalaska with social distancing guidelines followed.



  1. Karen Knoke

    I am so deeply sorry to learn of Pat’s passing. She was a lovely lady with a fun sense of humor. I will miss her. I am praying for Tom and the rest of her family.

  2. Ingrid Constalie

    I enjoyed knowing Pat through her mom. She was always ready to help and full of fun! She loved music and singing! She had a full life. What a tragic loss for all! I am so very sorry. My deepest sympathy to Tom and the family.

  3. Louise and Leroy Cutsforth

    Our sympathy to Tom and all his family.

  4. Ron Stokke

    My wife & I express our sympathy to Tom Fisko & his family for the passing of his wife Pat. She was a kind gentle woman who was so upbeat & always so very talkative & friendly whenever & wherever we met her. I grew up with Tom as a River Rat in the big town of Victory & I will always remember how happy he & Pat were together. They made a very good pair-they were always together whenever we saw them-they cherished the beautiful home they made together. She certainly will be missed by everyone.

    Take Care.
    Ron & Dorothy Stokke.

  5. Ileen Fox

    I went all through grade school and a little high school with Pat. We always had fun together. We were 1 year apart to the date. We used to wave at the gravel truck drivers when they would go by the school. Lots of memories. Will be deeply missed. You have my deepest sympathy Tom.

  6. Mike Williams

    I grew up in Victory and knew Pat and her family. Our Dad’s knew each other very well and my family lived up the valley in Victory from them. Visited with them just the past year. Very friendly lady. Our condolences to Tom and family. Mike and Diane Williams


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