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Shawna Marie Delyea

May 18, 2021 | 5 comments

Shawna was born on Oct. 3rd, 1994 and passed away unexpectedly on May 15th, 2021. She was a lifelong resident of the La Crosse area and graduated from Holmen High School in 2014. She enjoyed many passions throughout her short life and loved nothing more than sharing those passions with those around her. As a young child she was active in many activities including singing, karate, girl scouts, volleyball, soccer, softball, band, and dance. She was always a social butterfly and if she could be in the sun with people around that she cared about, she was there. Shawna also enjoyed being in nature while fishing, boating, snowboarding, and going to the beach. As she grew older and more independent, she discovered her deep love for music and enjoyed spending lots of time with her friends at school activities and High Roller.

After high school Shawna worked in restaurants and retail management and was beloved by coworkers and guests alike. At this time, she also began exploring her passion for music and music festivals. She spent many weekends with friends enjoying EDM and more at venues around the country. She was fiercely honest and protective of those she cared about and would not hesitate to defend anyone if they needed her. She was a free spirit with a deep and kind soul. She liked to enjoy life and would often joke that she should’ve been born in the 70’s. With her effervescent personality and unique fashion, she brought color and vibrance to the lives of all those she knew. Her family and friends miss her dearly. Shawna lived every day to the fullest and was a ray of pure sunlight. Shawna shared a piece of her light with each of us to keep in our hearts forever.

Shawna is survived by her mother, Tina Anderson; father, Rick Delyea; siblings: Jolin Taylor, Joshua (Erin) Anderson, Joel Delyea, Ricky Anderson; nephews: David Tuquero, Jonathan Guggenbuehl, Alexander Guggenbuehl, Lennon Anderson; Grandmother, Betty; and many other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Robert (Sandra) Anderson; uncle, Tom Anderson; brother, Jonathan Anderson; and nephew, Joshua Anderson.

The family would like to thank the many wonderful caregivers at the Coulee Region Cremation Group.

A memorial service will be held at 4:20 pm on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason Street, Onalaska, WI., with a time for family and friends to gather from 2:30 until the time of the service.  Chaplain Jeff Thomson will officiate.



  1. Armin lee Johnson

    My condolences to the family. I was a friend and co worker of shawna’s. She always had a way of brighting up a room on a gloomy day at work. She will be greatly missed. Prayers and my heart hurts for the family.

  2. Linda

    Our deepest condolences to you Tina and your family. I remember when Shawna danced at Julie’s School of Dance. Very beautiful girl. ❤🙏❤ Linda Hesselberg McHugh and Mike

  3. Susan Carlson

    I was so sorry to hear of shawnas passing,It breaks my heart..I remember when the girls were little and were good friends,spending many nights at either our house or her house.Shawna was always polite and kind, and such a good sense of humor.She is truely one of a kind and will be missed by many.My thoughts and prayers to the familiy and all who loved her.God Bless…

  4. Melanie Schmitz

    I met Shawna a few times but she was my daughter Sarah’s best friend. Shawna exuded such warmth and love. It was a pleasure to have met her. She will be missed. Melanie Schmitz

  5. Jennifer Meyers

    My Condolences goes out to the Delyea Family I’m heart broken to hear
    Shawna and I were talking about our nails and her unique outfit she had on. She will be sadly missed and never forgotten. Sending my thoughts and prayers


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