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Warren “Buster” Bradley Waller

August 21, 2020 | 10 comments

Warren “Buster” Bradley Waller, 67, of La Crosse, passed away peacefully on August, 20th 2020. He was born on June 1st 1953 in La Crosse, to Fern and Warren Waller. Warren married Cheryl Quall on January 6th 1973 in Holmen.

He worked as a welder for many years at River Steel. On his off time he dabbled in numerous hobbies. When he wasn’t tinkering in the garage on motorcycles or cars, you could find him sweeping both land and beneath the water with a metal detector, taking photos of area scenery, or on his back porch sipping a bourbon after firing up the grill. Post retirement he became quite the beer and wine maker, always offering up his latest creation. This was usually paired with a slab of homemade jerky while dogs Ruby and Stella begged for a bite.

He enjoyed trips to smoke filled casinos and sandy beaches, casting a fishing line in the water with his grandkids, and whipping up his famous stir fry in the wok. Family vacations were always a highlight. He had the itinerary planned out to the mile, always ending up in the most unusual destinations.

Warren is survived by his wife Cheryl, sons Travis (Jenny) Waller, Jesse (Kayla) Waller, grandchildren Jack and Peter, along with his sisters Sue Anderson and Leanne (Marvin) Bruemmer as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Mike Waller, sister Linda McCumber.

Thank you to Gundersen Hospice. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.



  1. Mark Halverson

    One of my favorite cousins! A perfect blend of his mom and dad. Great sense of humor, easy to talk with and just a really nice guy. Gone way too soon! Peace to you, Buster. No more suffering, no pain and no worries..

  2. Megan Haun

    I was one of Warren’s nurses in Rheumatology. I always enjoyed visiting with him when he came in every month. He always had a smile and a good story to share with me. I was so sorry to hear of his passing. My deepest sympathy to his family.

  3. Edna Haldorson

    Cheryl, Travis and family , Jesse and family I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Buster, he was a nice cousin. Thoughts are with you allay this time.

  4. Heidi Tweten

    So sorry for your loss.Warren will be missed. I enjoyed our conversations over the years.Rest easy,the pain is over.

  5. Donna Mae Bryan

    Remember the good times. Hard to lose our love ones, he is at peace.

  6. Janet (Halverson) Berra

    I was so sorry to hear about Buster. No more pain and suffering…..RIP Buster.
    My Love and Sincere Sympathy to All of Buster’s Family.

  7. Bonnie Taylor

    I am so sorry to hear of Busters passing. My sincere condolences to all the family. RIP little cuz. You will be missed.

  8. Theresa TK Timm

    Dear Waller family – please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of your dad. I am so sorry to hear of his passing.

  9. Jane (Halverson) Kruger

    Dear Cheryl, Travis & family, Jesse & family, Sue & Leanne & families,

    My heart goes out to all of you. I was so sorry to learn about Buster.
    It’s never easy to lose someone we love. May each of you find some comfort in the loving memories you have.
    My deepest sympathies & love to the whole family.

  10. Gary & Deb Thrower

    So very sorry to hear of the passing of Warren. We have many fond memories of he and your family from the “old” neighborhood. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


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