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Todd M. Wright

November 4, 2019 | 21 comments

Todd M. Wright, 45, of Holmen, passed away on November 3, 2019 from complications due to appendiceal cancer.

Todd was born on February 4, 1974 to Darryl and Barbara (Knobloch) Wright of La Crosse. He grew up on Brice Prairie and went to school in Holmen.

On October 18, 1997 he and Tonia Reibel were married. They have two children; Calvin (20) and Clara (14).

Todd loved his family and working with them on their farm and in their landscaping business. Doing the landscaping was his work, but also his fun and his life. He viewed his customers as friends and sort of family to him and his family. He loved to talk to people and get new ideas. He loved that Calvin works with the business and will carry on what he has started. He was sad to leave his family and work behind.

He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Myrtle Knobloch; father, Darryl Wright; and mother in law, Francine Reibel.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday, November 8, from 4-7 PM at the Gathering Place, 133 Mason St., Onalaska, with a service to be held at 7 PM.



  1. Jason Kleinsasser

    So sad to hear about Todd’s passing.He was never to busy to chat for a little bit.Tonya I’ll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayer.
    Matthew 5:4
    Blessed are those who mourn
    For they shall be comforted.🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

    • Mike and Brenda Durkin

      Tonia, Calvin, and Clara,
      We are so saddened to hear of your loss of Todd. He was a very nice man and will be truly missed.

    • Barry and Nancy

      Tonia, Calvin, Clara, We will so miss Todd. We so enjoyed our many chats with him. He was a good friend. Your family will be in out thoughts as you have been for some time now.

      • Ben

        Todd, may your soul rest in paradise and may your family find peace and comfort, a moment of silence for this great man who will be missed.

    • Leroy Jennifer Wipf

      We are so sorry to hear about Todd’s passing!May God comfort you all in your time of sorrow🙏🙏

    • Sean Johnson

      I’m really sad to hear about this. Todd was an extremely kind man and has helped sculpt a very large part of who I am today. Working for, and with him, taking care of the young calves on the prairie, milking cows at the Knobloch’s organic dairy farm, and laboring with the landscaping business as well. I will always appreciate the many things I learned from him, and because of him. Thank you Todd, for helping me realize my passions and for being a great person. I am very sorry for the deep loss Tonia and their children have to suffer through. I wish the best for all of you.

  2. george and carol johnston

    barb so sorry for your loss. you are in our thoughts and prayers. george and carol johnston.

  3. Lori Raabe

    Tonia, Calvin, Clara: your many friends here at Park Bank were terribly saddened to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers, and accept our deepest sympathies during this difficult time.

  4. Mike Doherty

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Todd was a great person and was glad to be a friend of his during our middle/high school years. Between Boy Scouts and working on three wheelers, I learned a lot from Todd. He will be dearly missed.

    • Tara syverson

      I’m so sorry for your loss Tonia, Calvin,Clara. Remember all the good times you had with him. Todd would always tell me when I was with him ” no problem “, which at some point something always became a problem. But that is why we had so much fun and may have got us in some trouble sometimes. Especially at grandma’s house. I know he did the somethings with Calvin and Clara.
      Love you guys

    • Chris and Greg Noelke

      We were so sad to hear of your loss. Please know we think of you often.

    • Chris and Greg Noelke

      We were so sad to hear of your loss. Please know our kind thoughts are with you now.

  5. Joan Holseth

    I am sad to hear of Todd’s passing. I remember Todd when he and Tonia and the kids would come into the gas station (Citgo/BP). What a nice family. I remember Todd always having a smile on his face and was so kind. He will be sadly missed. May God bless you all in your time of sorrow.

  6. Jane & Joe Deml

    Tonya, Jane & I have been out of town for 3 weeks and have just heard of Todds passing. Our sincere condolences. Todd was an easy going great guy and will be truly missed. We will be back Weds. PM or Thurs. AM. If there’s anything we can do please let us know. Jane And Joe Deml. 526-6810.

  7. Derrick Olson

    Tonia so sorry to hear this news Todd and I did many things together since we lived so close together. Many rememerable moments growing up!

  8. Jeremy Southworth

    I’m so sorry for your loss Tonia. Prayers to you and your family during this tough time.

    • Lisa (Steines) Kind and family

      Tonia, Calvin, Clara and family, our deepest condolences to you all. Todd was a wonderful guy and always smiling, from the Prairie days to the hot summer days working in the dirt. I enjoyed talking to him about his thoughts and ideas. We will always remember his smile and he will always be with you.

  9. Michelle Anderson

    Sorry for your loss Wright Family! Praying you find comfort in moving a legacy forward! Sincere condolences!

  10. Tanya

    Tonia, Calvin, and Clara…
    I am so sorry for your loss. Todd was an extremely hard worker. He was a wonderful role model, teacher, father, and husband. You three were so very blessed to have him in your lives. I know he loved and cared for you all so much. His goofy sense of humor and comedic ways will always be a highlight of my childhood and all the good times we had together with our grandma. Todd definitely carried her generosity, kindness, and gift to gab forward in his too short of time here on earth. I’m proud of you and Todd for the beautiful, smart, caring, dedicated, hard-working children you two have raised together. Let them always serve as a reminder of what is still bright and beautiful on this earth. Love you guys! ♡♡♡

    • Amanda Filter

      Tonia, Calvin, & Clara:
      I’m so very sorry for your loss. Todd definitely filled his boots with many jobs sometimes wondering if perhaps he took on too much, but his famous line “No problem” always got the job done. I can picture grandma having the table set when he arrived in heaven with perhaps a fried chicken dinner and maybe a pie or two. Sending you all extra love and support during this time of grief. ♡♡♡

  11. Jim and Vicki Cordes

    Tonia, Calvin and Clara: There are no words to express my sympathy for your loss. We feel truly blessed to have been a part of his life and all of yours. There was always a twinkle in his eyes and kind and loving words to be said by him. We loved him dearly. Todd was many things, too many to list, but most of all he was a friend to all and a caretaker of many. Thank you for allowing us into your lives.


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