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Obituary for Kathleen C. Arneson

Kathleen C. Arneson, 86, passed away at home, Sunday, October 21, 2018. She was born August 13, 1932, to Ervin and Lydia (Silha) Dwyer in Middle Ridge. Kathleen was a 1950 graduate of Aquinas High School in La Crosse. On August 13, 1952, she married Lee Arneson at St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral in La Crosse. Kathleen was employed by K-Mart and Degen Berglund but her most important job was always taking care of her family. Survivors include four sons, Jeff, Mark (Linda), Eric, Brad (Renee) and one daughter, Lynn (Milt) Strong, all of La Crosse; Renee’s sons, Chad (Whitney) Wacker and Kyle (Colleen) Wacker, who held a special place in her heart; her GREATEST PRIDE and JOY - her three grandchildren, MARIAH, EVAN and ASHLYN ARNESON; two sisters, Venita (Ross) Arttus of Tomah and Rose (Michael) Basham of Boulder, Colo.; two brothers, Ervin (Betty) Dwyer of Onalaska and Ken (Chris) Dwyer of Neosho, Mo.; sisters-in-law, Liz Dwyer of Sparta and Monica Dwyer of Los Angeles, Calif.; brother-in-law, Richard (Joan) Arneson of La Crosse; and many nieces and nephews. Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband, of 55 years, Lee; her parents; four brothers, Al, Duane, Norman, and Jackie; and one sister, Edith. In accordance with her wishes she will be cremated and there will be no services. Jandt-Fredricksaon Funeral Home and Crematory, Woodruff Chapel, La Crosse is in assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at