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Peter Paul Zurawski Jr

March 31, 2020 | 8 comments

Peter Paul Zurawski Jr, 66, of La Crosse, WI, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 27, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on June 2, 1953 to Peter Paul Zurawski Sr. and Grace R. Zurawski.  Later he married Debe L. Mills on November 4, 1998.

Peter loved music and dancing; he collected many records from the 1950s and 1960s and had a jukebox. He was a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the Milwaukee Brewers.  He was an avid racecar fan—people often said he looked like the late Dale Earnhardt Sr!

Peter is survived by his wife, Debe; brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter Paul Zurawski Sr. and Grace R. Zurawski, as well as his sister Caroline.

Peter’s family would like to thank the Gundersen Hospice team and the family physician, Amy Strain M.D., for the wonderful care they provided.

In lieu of flowers or memorials to the family, Peter wished for donations to be made to the National Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society in his name.  For online condolences, please visit couleecremation.com.



  1. Debe

    You were the best thing that happened to me. I am so glad we were able to spend these last few months together at home.

    I cannot believe you are gone, I love and miss you everyday. Say hi to Dale and the Meeze for me.

    I love you with all of my heart.


  2. Cindy Lien

    I’m praying for comfort and peace for Peter’s wife Debe, family and friends. Peter was a very cool guy and he will be missed by many.

    • Mary Tetzlaff

      Peter, we still can’t believe you are gone. Fred and I are so glad we were able to take you and Debe on a road trip across the blue bridge to Brownsville, and for a great steak dinner at Champions. You had such a good day that day. Say hi to the Foo. Rest peacefully. We will take care of Debe. I decide!

  3. Melissa Crown

    Debe, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP Peter. Love and hugs, Melissa Crown

    • Anita A Touchton


      Hannah, Trace and I send you all our love…
      You are in our constant thoughts and prayers.

  4. Jenny Rubright

    Debe – Sending you lots of hugs and love your way! I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family!

  5. Alzheimer's Association Wisconsin Chapter

    On behalf of everyone here at the Alzheimer’s Association – thank you so much for thinking of us at this time of loss to your family. Memorial donations made in Peter’s name will be put to immediate use serving families and supporting research. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Dave Grams, Executive Director

    • Debe

      Thank you!


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