Obituary for William "Bill" Baxter III

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William E. "Bill" Baxter III passed away peacefully on April 5, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health System with his beloved wife and children by his side. He was born January 8, 1946 to Geraldine (Hovind) and William Baxter II in La Crosse. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1967. Serving his country was his passion. Throughout his life, and many illnesses, he was a proud member of the Moose Lodge, American Legion Post 284, the Lions Club, and the V.A.
Bill is survived by his loving wife, Linda of 30 years; his children and grandchildren, Jeanette (Greg) Broetzmann of Superior, AZ. and her children, Daniel and Samantha; Franklin Baxter of Oak Creek, WI. and his children, Samantha, Jacque, and Zoe; Jeremy (Tawnya) Baxter of Franklin, WI. and their children, Tori and Emily; William (Danielle) Baxter IV of Onalaska, and their children, Brandon, Christopher, Megan, Hannah, and Isaac; and Sherry Baxter (Robert Armagost) of Watford City, ND. and their children, Miranda, Cameron, and Alexa.
He is further survived by his two sisters, Deborah (Ken) Buege and Honey Riddle; his great grandchildren, Jayden, Kaleigh, Arri, Sofia, Riley, and Averie; many extended family members; and his beloved cats.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step father, LaVern "Bubba" Martin; and grandchildren, Crystal and Anthony.
A memorial service with Military Honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Dickinson Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 809 Gillette Street, La Crosse. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.
In lieu of flowers donations in Bill's names can be made to the Lions Club or the food pantry of your choosing.