Gene Fell, 82 of La Crosse passed away peacefully on September 14, 2013 at Bethany St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, surrounded by his family after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimerâ€™s disease.
Gene was born on January 6, 1931 in Burlington, Wisconsin to Warren and Evelyn (Merrill) Fell. He attended schools in Burlington and graduated from Burlington High School in 1949. He was known as an outstanding athlete especially basketball and football and was voted one of the best running backs in school history. On October 21, 1950 he married his high school girlfriend, Dorothy Jean Krueger.
Gene began a long career as a delivery milkman with the Borden’s company.
He loved watching all sports on TV throughout his life.
Gene was a kind, wise, gentle and outgoing man who will be greatly missed by all who met him along the way.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, their 5 children, Enid (Jerry) Heberlein, of Marshfield MA, Tim (Caren Schurhammer) Fell of Faribault MN, Carole (David) Schoonover of La Crosse, Sue (Brian) Kennedy of Madison, WI, and Maggie (Bob) Braun of La Crosse. 10 grandchildren: Emily (Eric Sevigny), Joel (Janine), and Martha (Paul Jacobs); Stephanie and Brian Fell; Jennie (Jeremy Melde), Katie (Steve Barnes) and Amanda Schoonover; Hannah and Carina Braun. 11 great grandchildren: Jake, Max and Emma Heberlein; Neil and Alec Sevigny; Oscar Jacobs; Ethan and Tanner Melde; Clara, Mira, and Mason Barnes. He is also survived by 2 brothers Darrell (Shirley) Fell, Donald (Shirley)The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the kind, compassionate care he received from the staff at Bethany St. Josephs. Memorials may be given to the La Crosse Public Library, La Crosse Aquinas High School or Holy Trinity Parish in La Crosse.