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

Wayne was born on November 10, 1933 in Thorp. He was the son of John and Norma LaGasse. On July 8, 1955 he married Susan Dorothy Crittenden at Grace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. 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 and Michael (wife Katie) LaGasse of Baraboo; his grandchildren, Sara (husband Brandon Biddle) and Ryan (wife Brittany) Kiekhoefer; and his five 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.

Friends and family may offer condolences online at

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

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