Obituary for Douglas H. Hart

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Douglas Hart, 83 of La Crosse died at Hillview Home on Thursday February 8, after a brief illness.
He is survived by his wife Deanna (Nontelle) and children: David Hart (Jason Jones), Dana White (Jeff), Dawn Hart (Renee Ritzer), and Dean Hart (Colleen Gerke). Also survived by grandchildren: Dustin Hart (Angie), Hunter Hart, Seamus White, and Fisher White; great grandchildren: Paizlee Hart and Cashton Hart. He was preceded in death by his parents Howard and Ruth; his sisters Phylis Karis and Shirley Proksch; infant daughter Deborah; daughter in law Jean Geiwitz; grandchildren Nicholas Hart and Danielle Hart.
Doug graduated from La Crosse Central High School and later served in the US Marine Corps. In his work career he was employed at Trane Company, La Crosse Cooler Company, and he retired from Industrial Heat Transfer (IHT).
Doug loved nature and the great outdoors. He had a ready smile for friends and strangers and something smartaleky to say to anyone he met. Doug will be missed.
A rememberance gathering for family and friends will be held Monday evening February 12, 6 pm-9 pm in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church basement (Handicap accessible) 1333- 13th Street La Crosse.
Per Doug's wishes a private family gathering with military honors will take place Tuesday, February 13.
Thank you to the healthcare staff at Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to a charity of your choice. Information and online condolences may be given to the family at