Guestbook for Marian D. Pavela
sign guestbook

I've been blessed to know Marian, (Mrs. Pavela) my whole life, she is my Godmother and lifetime family friend. A wonderful thoughtful, generous lady full of grace and kindness, quick wit and always a personal word or gesture and loving smile...she has touched so many lives in a positive way, mine included. She will be missed by many but never forgotten. My deepest condolences to my dear Godfather Steve and the whole Pavela family. I am sorry that I was traveling overseas and unable to attend the services and pay my respects to all in person. Marian has surely been welcomed into heaven with open arms...I like to think that she and my Mom are planning a wonderful dinner party there together and having a grand time watching over us all. Sending lots of love to Steve and the Pavela family. Love, Ellen
From Ellen Kroner- Andriacchi

11:09 am - 08/14/19

Our deepest sympathy to the Pavela family, especially Tom and Anne on the loss of your mother. Whenever we would "run into" your Mother and Father they were so very kind. We know that she is resting in the arms of the angels! Thinking of your entire family and hoping memories will sustain all of you!
From Jane & Edward Ryan

9:39 pm - 08/05/19

My deepest condolence to the family and especially Dr. Stephen on the loss of his mother. She must have been very proud of you. You and your entire family will be in my prayers.
From Dave Grayson

10:23 am - 08/04/19

To the Pavela family, First I'm sorry for your loss. You have your memories. She was one of my favorite customers at Quillins. I worked in the bakery and deli. She was such a delight.
From Laurie Reed

1:13 pm - 08/03/19

i knew marian d pavela where i live at one river place dr in lacrosee she was nice lady to talk to at the apartment thank heather pitz

2:13 am - 08/03/19

My deepest sympathy go to Dr. Stephen Pavela, family and relatives. I worked at St. Francis Hospital in the 70's and 80's.
From Carla Pena

7:45 am - 08/02/19

We will miss hearing Marian's cheerful voice over the phone. She was beauty and grace defined, and ever an inspiration to us all. May the love of those whose lives she touched surround you all at this time.
From Jim and Jill Nagode

7:58 pm - 08/01/19

Words can't express the grievous feelings we have for Steve and his family members. With the passing of Marian, we have lost not only one of La Crosse's finest female icons, but half of one of La Crosse's Greatest Generation married couples. As a team, Steve and Marian understood what it was to be a true American, and did more for their State, city, community, and country than can be imagined. Marian was the best thing to ever happen to Steve, and he was the bast thing to ever happen to her. Their marriage was full of good and some tough times, but it was never without LOVE. Marian was one of the finest women Barb and I ever met, and we have been blessed to know her, and proud to be able to call her our friend. May she rest in peace.
From George and Barbara Nelson

4:18 pm - 08/01/19

My deepest sympathy goes out to the Pavela family. I was a very long friend of there's for many years. I worked at Degen Berglund and they were great customers of mine. They even gave me a small gift when I was let go. I always yelled at them during the Oktoberfest parades. Even took there yearly photo of them on the float. Made sure they got a copy of it. Steve and Marian were the kindest people anyone could ask to be friends with. Will miss her deeply. Rest in Peace my friend until we meet later.
From Sheila Strasser

3:10 pm - 08/01/19

In 2016 my wife and I were on our way to Ill. to bring a friend back home from florida and we decided to go up to LaCrosse to visit coach and marian we had two wonderful day with them.On the first night after going out to dinner and talking for about an hour.Before we could go to our hotel room, we had to have Ice Cream before we even though we were stuffed. Marian was a wonderful Person. She and coach will always be in my Prayers.
From Dick Benke

2:22 pm - 08/01/19

Marian was her own form of currency. She spent herself in the service of others; family, friends, church and charities. I will fondly remember her warmth, her genuine caring nature and her always ready smile. We were lucky to have been gifted with her presence, and I will miss her...a lot.
From Charles Bruce and Catherine Stellick

10:42 am - 08/01/19

Marian was such an incredible woman and selflessly did so much for others. There wasn’t a single time that I ran into Marian where I didn’t leave feeling better. Her Catholic faith and her loyalty to Aquinas were exemplary..a true role model. We all learned from her what t means to be Christian. If I may quote Coach Nockels, “If Marian Pavela doesn’t go to heaven, I’m going to quit trying.”
From Mike & Karen Desmond

10:03 am - 08/01/19

We will always remember Marian as a caring, personable, delightful lady, in the truest sense of the word. Our condolences.
From Joyce and Karl Grill

9:00 am - 08/01/19

Your family will be in our prayers and thoughts. Marian was a very gracious and giving person. You will be missed but not forgotten. Kathy
From Mr and Mrs Robert Maney

7:12 am - 08/01/19

I am so sorry for your loss Mary, she was a wonderful person. I am sorry that I will not be in town to come to the funeral.My love to the whole family. You will be in my prayers.
From Susan Kratt Gitter

5:33 am - 08/01/19

My prayers and sympathy to Steve and the family. Marian was kind and compassionate.
From Richard Dungar

3:26 am - 08/01/19

Thoughts, prayers, and hugs for the family. Mrs. Pavela will be remembered for many wonderful things, among them her grace, her smile, and her loving looks at her husband. She truly adored him. RIP, Mrs. Pavela.
From Dr. Catherine Daley Prindle

5:46 pm - 07/31/19