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Obituary for Marsha L. Givens


Marsha L. Givens, 73, of La Crosse passed away in her home Sunday, March 29th, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was born April 3rd, 1946 in La Crosse, the daughter of Marshall & Janice (Ginsky) De Clute. She graduated from Central High School class of 1964. She married John Givens on May 21st, 1966 at Asbury United Methodist Church in La Crosse. Marsha’s interests included being a homemaker most of her life. She loved cooking & baking. She authored her own cookbook “Simply Delicious “ in 1987. Marsha bowled in league for many years, she also loved to host parties & play cards. Marsha & John purchased South Lanes Bowling Center from her parents, Roy & Janice Wasmuth in 1982-present. They loved all of their employees, bowlers, and patrons and truly enjoyed being a part of the La Crosse community. She also babysat the children of league bowlers upstairs of South Lanes for many years in the 70’s & 80’s, then her grandchildren in her home 1998-2001. She is survived by husband John Givens. children Jeff Givens, Kelly Wrobel (Vincent), Jackie Topel (David). sister Patty Pavek (Ronald) and brother Richard Wasmuth, ten grandchildren; Connor and Joshua Givens, Lauren Lockington, Taylor Topel, Keaton Topel, Kalob Topel, Carter Roloff, Jacob Fry, Andrew Storey, Robyn (Kurtis) Blankenship, three great grandchildren Andrew Storey Jr and Rylee & Rowyn Blankenship, sister in laws Mona Arthur, Dian Greeno (Don), Ruby Campbell, Linda Ranck (Phil), and many nieces & nephews. She was proceeded in death by her parents Roy and Janice Wasmuth (Ginsky) and Marshall Declute,.in laws; Charles and Letha Givens, brothers- in law; Mick Campbell and Jim Arthur. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the La Crosse Humane Society or Alzheimer’s Association. Due to both federal and state mandates with regard to the Coronavirus and the families concern for peoples safety, public funeral services will be planned for a later date.Please visit the funeral homes website at www.jandtfredrickson.com to offer the family online condolences and to view further service details as they become available. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory-Woodruff Chapel, La Crosse is assisting Marsha's family in their time of loss.