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Delores M. Stachowitz

March 19, 2012


Delores M. Stachowitz, 86, of La Crosse, Wis., died March 19, 2012, in Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wis.  She was born in La Crosse, Wis., on Jan. 21, 1926, to Albert and Anna (Klema) Caspersen.  She married Thomas John Stachowitz on Sept. 25, 1954, in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, La Crosse, Wis. 

Delores was a very hard worker.  After school, she worked at Moen Photo to help her mother pay the bills.  After Delores married, she became a housewife and a loving mother.  She ran a small daycare in her home and with her loving care, she touched the lives of many children. Delores made such an impression on the children she babysat; many kept in contact as adults. In her younger years, she enjoyed camping, motor bike riding, and she (Smoe) would spend many nights bowling on a league with her many friends.  Delores enjoyed doing many activities; in the spring, she enjoyed watching baseball until it was time to plant her garden, in the summer she enjoyed sitting outside in the sun and working on her word puzzles. In the fall, she would spend hours watching the Packers play, waiting patiently for her numbers.  During the winter, she enjoyed the challenge of jigsaw puzzles and passing the time watching t.v.  Ocassionally, Delores would love to go out and enjoy her Bud Light and pull tabs. Throughout the year, she loved decorating her home for the many holidays. Delores had a love for all of her animals; she had a special place in her heart for her dogs. They provided her with companionship and were treated as part of the family.  Delores was a very loyal, loving, and caring person, who would always put her family’s needs before her own.  She will be missed dearly, but our memories of her will never be forgotten.

She is survived by one daughter; Valerie Stachowitz of La Crosse, Wis., two sons; Thomas  and David  Stachowitz both of La Crosse, Wis., five grandchildren; Nicole (her little angel), Matthew, Jared, Keith and Nicholas Stachowitz.

She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas John, her parents and two brothers Robert and Albert (Junior) Caspersen.


Family and friends may call from 5 to 7:00 PM Thursday, March 22, 2012, with a Vigil service to be held at 6:30 PM in the Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Home, 1501 West Ave So., La Crosse, Wis. Private family funeral services and burial will be held on Friday.


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