Paul M. Degnan, 70, of West Salem, Wis., died on Thursday, August 26, 2021, in Mayo Hospital-La Crosse. He was born on November 7, 1950 in Lake City, Minn., to John and Kathryn (Logelin) Degnan.
Paul loved music, especially the Beatles, going out to eat, visiting shops and garage sales and riding his bike. An artist, Paul enjoyed drawing and sharing his works with family and friends. Socializing was important to Paul. Often he could be found chatting people up in downtown West Salem and making daily phone calls to friends and family.
He is survived by his siblings Ruth (Dan) McIntyre, John Degnan and Barbara (Danny) Leoni and his nephew Christopher Degnan.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother James Degnan.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, in Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Home, 1501 West Ave. South, La Crosse, Wis. Rev. Rick Roberts will officiate with entombment to be held in Catholic Cemetery, La Crosse. Family and friends may visit from 9:30 AM until the time of services at the Funeral Home on Wednesday.
Family and friends can livestream the service at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84215770591
The family wishes to give special thanks to Connie and Stan McCallson and family for their love and making Paul part of their family and to Dr. Rhonda Sallaway for the wonderful care she gave Paul. Thanks also to Ted Skemp for his friendship over the years.
Memorials are preferred to NAMI of La Crosse County (National Alliance on Mental Illness).