Obituary for Marilyn R. Harnisch

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Marilyn Ruth Harnisch, 81, of La Crosse, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Gundersen Lutheran Health System in La Crosse. Marilyn was born on September 6, 1936 to George and Elsie (Drexel) Diekrager in La Crosse. On June 2, 1956 Marilyn married Harold W. “Hank” Harnisch in La Crescent, MN. Together they had 4 children Paul, William, Ruth and Linda.
Marilyn is survived by her 2 sons, Paul Harnisch of Colby, WI and William Harnisch of Onalaska, WI; her daughter Ruth (John) Meltzer of Big Lake, MN; her grandchildren, Julia (Jon) Baldwin, Derek (Ally) and Justin (Rachel) Meltzer, Sean Harnisch, Trena (Terry) Larson, Jessica Crocker and Jeremy Frappier; her great grandchildren, Dylan Crocker, Westin (Kayla), Tinell, Teana and Erin Larson, Riley and Reid Frappier, Zenneth Harnisch and Wyatt Meltzer; and her nephews Ray, Roy and Ralph Erickson.
Marilyn is preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Harold; her daughter, Linda (Dale) Olson; her parents George and Elsie; and her twin sister Mary (Lowell) Erickson.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 4 pm at Dickinson Family Funeral Home (809 Gillette Street, La Crosse) with Pastor David Leistekow offiating the service. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday from 3pm until the time of service. Burial will be held on Monday July 23, 2018 in the Onalaska Cemetery. Dickinson Family Funeral Home is assisting the family.