Wayne W. LaGasse

November 10, 1933 ~ January 7, 2022 (age 88)

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Wayne William LaGasse, age 88, passed away peacefully at Oakwood Hills Parkway in Eau Claire, WI on January 7th, 2022 surrounded by family and friends.

Wayne was born on November 10th 1933, in Thorp WI. He was the son of John and Norma LaGasse. On July 8th, 1955 he married Susan Dorothy Crittenden at Grace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, WI. He was a salesman and a manufacturing representative for sporting equipment companies. He served in the Air Force for four years during the Korean War. He was a Mason.

Wayne devoted his life to his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing, boating, traveling, golfing, playing bingo, going to the casino, and watching sports on TV.  He loved visiting with family and friends and relaxing with a cigar and a cocktail.

Wayne is survived by his two children Kathy (husband Gary Kiekhoefer) of Eau Claire, Michael (wife, Katie) LaGasse of Baraboo; his grandchildren Sara (husband Brandon Biddle), and Ryan (wife Brittany) Kiekhoefer and his 5 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife Sue, parents Norma and John LaGasse, and his brothers John and Keith. 

Celebration of life and Inurnment will take place at Forest Hill Cemetery in Eau Claire at a later date.

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Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.


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