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Leo J. Lusk

May 26, 1932 — December 26, 2016

Leo J. Lusk, 84, of Coon Valley passed away Monday, December 26, 2016 after a long battle with emphysema. He was born on May 26, 1932 to Albert & Anna (Breidel) Lusk. He grew up on a farm that he loved near Coon Valley. He enlisted in the Navy in 1955 and served his term on the Aircraft Carrier USS Saratoga. After his service he met the love of his life, Geraldine Goyette and they got married June 21, 1958. They bought the farm next to his parent's in 1959 and farmed until retiring. He then worked at Coulee Refrigeration for several years. In 2014 they moved to Onalaska. They were blessed with 6 wonderful children. Brian (Colleen), Vickie Meyer, Michael (Becky), LeeAnn Lein, Gregory (Ellen) and Jackie Lusk, twelve grandchildren, Joshua, Carlie, Alexander, Melissa, Matthew, Jessica, Nicholas, Jacob, Theresa, Maria, Emma and Adam and 3 great-grandchildren, Chase, Calvin and Ezra. He is also survived by two brothers James (Mary) and Gerald. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Joanne. Leo loved to farm, specifically plowing and splitting wood. After retirement he finally found the time to enjoy a new past-time - fishing.

Visitation will be held at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley, Thursday, December 29, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. Entombment will be in the Gardens of Peace Mausoleum at Mormon Coulee Memorial Park, rural La Crosse on Friday with a graveside service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to Mayo Hospice La Crosse. Online condolences may be offered at

Leo was blessed with the wonderful care of the Hospice personnel over the past 2 A½ years. We can never thank them enough for all the comfort and assistance they gave him.

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