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Tim L. McCarthy

April 9, 2021 | 3 comments

Tim L. McCarthy, 64, of La Crosse, passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Gundersen Health System with family by his side.

He was born on August 29, 1956.

Tim had a passion for racing, camping, fishing, football and family. He worked at the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway as a tech for 20 years. He also worked as a baker at Festival Foods and spent his days working at Advance Auto in Sparta.

He is survived by his fiancé, Jan Dettman; children, Eric McCarthy, Jeni (Joel) Zayas, Scott (Tristina) Mahlum, Melissa Rusch (Cam Dezelske), Shawn (Karon) McCarthy, Caylin (Dan) Johnston, Miranda McCarthy (Ben Murtz), Brandon McCarthy; 22 grandkids and 1 great-grandkid; brother, George (Jeri) McCarthy; sisters, Kim (Butch) Campbell, Betty Winson, Cheryl Stanitz; several nieces and nephews, as well as his pets, Sprinkles, Willa, and Dixy.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Mary and George McCarthy; brothers, Billy Nelson, Snooky Nelson; and his pet, Cedar.

The family would like to thank Tim’s hospice team and his fiancé Jan for being there daily.

Please send memorials and flowers to Coulee Region Cremation Group addressed to the family.

A memorial service will be held at 6 pm on Wednesday, April 14th 2021 at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason St, Onalaska, WI. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 3-6 pm.

Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.








  1. Dan Deicher

    You will be greatly missed my friend. I will cherish the great memories you and your family and I had. RIP.

  2. Sue majeski

    Prayers and condolences from the Majeski family. We cherish the memories and support for all of these years. May you Rest In Peace, Tim

  3. Jose Zamot

    I already miss you, Thank You for being there for us when we really needed you! We lost a great soul. Love you Uncle Timmy! Prayers and condolences from the entire Zamot Family


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