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Wayne Erwin Dagendesh

December 30, 2022 | 43 comments

Wayne Erwin Dagendesh, 90, of Onalaska, WI, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, surrounded by family. Wayne was born August 4, 1932, to the late Erwin and Leone (Roberge) Dagendesh. He graduated from Aquinas High School in 1950. Wayne served in the US Navy and was stationed on the aircraft carrier the USS Princeton (CV-37) from 1951 – 1955. After returning to the La Crosse area, he met Janet Suiter. Wayne and Janet were married on November 22, 1958, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. They recently celebrated their 64thwedding anniversary.

In his early career, Wayne drove truck then entered the Laborers Union for over 25 years, retiring in 1994. He enjoyed cooking, tinkering in the garage, taking care of his lawn and loved taking train trips through the Southern states.

He is survived by his wife, Janet (Jan); his children: Donna (Craig) Miller, Mike (Kathy R) Dagendesh, Lori (Billy) Ray, Steve (Robin) Dagendesh, Mark (Elaine) Dagendesh, Kathy (Carl) Wisco, Linda (Jim) McCauley and Kevin (Stacy Parmenter) Dagendesh; his grandchildren: Jared (Falon) Miller, Rachel (Ryan) Swieter, Sarah (Bryan) McGaffey, Chad, Derek, Devin and Paige Dagendesh, Tyler (Hannah) Colbert, Chelsey Colbert, Payton (Jennifer) Colbert, Josh and Katie McCauley; his great grandchildren: Jeremiah, Jesse, Jayda, Jedidiah, Judah, Hezekiah, Ezekiel, Khloe, Harlow, Piper, Mia, Addison and Blake; his brother, Bob (Rose) Dagendesh; his brother-in-law, Ron (Betty) Suiter and his sister-in-law, Cathy Suiter.

Wayne is proceeded in death by his parents; his beloved grandsons, Shane Dagendesh and Jordan Miller; his sister and brother-in-law, Marion (Gary) Page; his brother-in-law, Ardell; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Diane (David) Bakke.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the excellent Gundersen Hospice staff. There will be a private family funeral and burial.

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43 Comments

  1. Kathy

    I love you, dad.

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    • Jan Dagendesh

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Love you.

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  2. Mark

    RIP Dad ❤️!

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    • Jan Dagendesh

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Love you.

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  3. Balorie Miller

    Bryan and I send our deepest sympathies. He will be missed. Cherish the memories. Carry on loving each other.

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    • Tyler Colbert

      Love you grandpa. It’s not the same without you.

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      • Jan Dagendesh

        Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Love you.

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    • Jan Dagendesh

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

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  4. Peter Sobkowiak

    My condolences to the family.

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    • Jan Dagendesh

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

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  5. Pam Kohlmeier

    My deepest sympathy to you Jan,and your family.

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    • Jan Dagendesh

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

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  6. Sue Sebranek

    So sorry for your loss Jan and family. Rest in peace Wayne 🙏.

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    • Jan Dagendesh

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

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  7. Beverly Manske

    Sympathy to Jan and family-

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    • Jan Dagendesh

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

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  8. Mary Linden

    Jan and family, I am so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing, I’m happy I got to talk with him a few summers ago since moving back home. If there is anything I can do for any of you, please let me know.
    Sincerely Mary(Miller) abd Mike Linden

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    • Jan Dagendesh

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. He will be greatly missed.

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  9. Diane A Jones

    Our condolences to Jan and family. Such a great man!

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    • Jan Dagendesh

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. He will be greatly missed!

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  10. Ron and Betty Suiter

    You have our love and sympathy in the loss of Wayne. Treasure your memories.

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    • Jan Dagendesh

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. We will miss him tremendously and treasure our memories of him. Love to the both of you and your family.

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  11. Ron and Betty Suiter

    You have our love and sympathy. Treasure your memories.

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  12. Lois erickson

    All my sympathy Jan to you & all your family

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    • Jan Dagendesh

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers

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  13. Bauman Tandra

    Sorry for your families loss, you will have wonderful memories for years to come.
    Bill and Tandra Bauman

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    • Jan Dagendesh

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

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  14. Jim schwaegerl

    Wonderful Family, and Great neighbors, from 1970-1987. Wayne was one of the Best. Even allowed Linda and Kathy to babysit for us. Remember the Good Times!! Condolences to Jan and Family

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    • Jan Dagendesh

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. You and Wayne definitely had lots of chain link fence discussions. We appreciated having you as great neighbors as well. Many good times were had. Take care.

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  15. Mark Sobkowiak

    My condolences to the family. Sorry to hear of your loss. Many memories of happy times had at that little ranch on the corner in Onalaska back in the mid 70’s. God Bless.

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    • Jan Dagendesh

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

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  16. Cathi Pederson

    My deepest sympathies to Jan and family.

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    • Jan Dagendesh

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers

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  17. Kathy Turner

    My heart is with you and your family, hugs for you Jan

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    • Jan Dagendesh

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Wayne will be greatly missed. He enjoyed his birthday carrot cake:) Take care.

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  18. Marilyn Silbaugh

    Sending my sympathies to you Jan and your whole family. Seems like too many years ago when we would run into each other. I’m back in Onalaska and would love to visit you and get in touch with Donna again. 608-738-1616.

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    • Jan Dagendesh

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

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  19. Tony Colbert

    Kathy, Jan and the whole Dagendesh family. Can’t tell you how sorry the news of Wayne’s passing was to me. You all have a very special place in my heart and were and still are a very important part of my life. Love to you all, I will cherish my memories of The Man

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    • Jan Dagendesh

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

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  20. Scott & Connie Hauser

    Our prayers go out to the Dagendesh family during this difficult time.

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    • Jan Dagendesh

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

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  21. Heidi (Lee) Overson

    My heartfelt condolences and prayers. Hugs to Jan and the family!

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    • Jan Dagendesh

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

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