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William “Bill” La Sarge

March 6, 2020 | 5 comments

William “Bill” Harold La Sarge transitioned into the heavens on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 surrounded by family and the support of hospice care in the Tomah VA Hospital at the age of 73.

He was born October 11, 1946 to Harold and Marciel (Crook) La Sarge in La Crosse WI.

Bill was admired for his work ethic as a skilled carpenter who built hundreds of homes in La Crosse County and surrounding area. He started his passion for carpentry as a junior in high school working for his father-in-law Donald Bateman. He was drafted at the age of 17 and honored for serving his time in the Vietnam War.

Some of Bill’s favorite activities included fishing, hunting, woodworking, custom designs, gardening, singing along to his favorite tunes and socializing with friends. But most of all, he loved his family and spending time with his Grandchildren.

He is survived by his three children; Corey, Tonya and Tara, eight grandchildren; Tyler, Thea, Camalaya, Cayvery, Chayse, Tanner, Kloie and Elijah, sister Trudy, brother Jim (Kathy) and sisiter-in-law Helen La Sarge, brother-in-law Richard Limberg, and many Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was also survived by his ex-spouses; Barbara Peterson, mother to his children, and JoAnne Olson.

Preceded in death by his parents, his son Jamie, four sisters; Jean, Rita, Lorraine, Terol, and Beverly as well as his two brothers; Robert and Howard.

He had the spirit of a true warrior and will live on through the hearts of all he touched. He will forever be cherished and missed dearly.

Memorial services will be held at The Gathering Place in Onalaska on Friday, March 13th starting with Military Honors at 4 p.m-6 p.m. A Celebration of Life luncheon will be held on Saturday, March 14 at the Hillbilly’s Bar and Grill on French Island from 12-4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Brain Trauma Foundation: https://www.braintrauma.org/donate



  1. Jerry Lachman

    So sorry to hear this! R.I.P. ole classmate!

  2. Elizabeth Kuth

    God bless you, Tara, and your a amily. Your dad has gone home to home many family members. So wonderful. Love. Elizabeth

  3. Mary JO Rathman

    Bill, I am proud to have been introduced to you by your sister Trudy, who loved you unconditionally. I kept you in my prayers daily as Trudy kept me updated weekly. Know that you are loved and will be dearly missed. Peace, Rest In Peace. My sympathies to all of your family. Mary Jo Rathman

  4. phyllis seufzer and don

    our family sends you our condolences and hugs.Don and I got to see Bill Monday. nice visit. he knew us.

    Bill was a good neighbor. lots of memories between our families Bill will B will live in Our hearts. love DON, PHYL,MARGIE,JEANA ,NANCY.

  5. lynette

    My prayers and thoughts are with Bill’s family and friends. I went to school with Bill and Barb many years ago. Lynette (Schaller) Neumann.


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