Obituary for Gene Henry Waldenberger

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Gene H. Waldenberger, 67, of Holmen passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019 surrounded by his family at home.
He was born June 9, 1951 in La Crosse to Leo & Jeanette Waldenberger. He married Sue Ammerman on August 21, 1971 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Onalaska.
Gene started his career in concrete construction with La Crosse Wall. Moving on a few years later to start his own business, Waldenberger Poured Walls in 1975. He loved his job, which showed through his dedication and strong work ethic. His family-oriented business touched the lives of the many people he worked with over the 42 years. He retired in 2017, with gratitude toward his family, employees and friends in the construction business.
He was a dedicated family man who enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He enjoyed driving and camping in his RV, in the early years it was weekends with the camping club, being a member of the WIT-Winnehaha's for over 30 years. He also enjoyed spending time outdoors, splitting wood or taking naps in his tree stand. Spending time at the cabin, enjoying walks on the beaches in Florida and traveling with his wife were among the things he enjoyed the most. Gene was very proud of his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sue; father, Leo; Children, Chad (Lisa) Waldenberger, Kristi (Randy) Wigdal, Kari (Adam) Huth, Katie (Nick) Strasser; Grandchildren, Jessa, Grace, Josie and Cade Waldenberger, Dane and Abby Wigdal, Ava and Evan Huth, and Anna and Nicholas Strasser. He is further survived by brothers, Alvin (Linda) Waldenberger and Mark (Mark) Waldenberger; In-Laws, Vicki McCord, Sally (Tom) Granum, Jeff (Cindy) Ammerman, Greg Ammerman, Michael Ammerman, Paul (Brian) Ammerman, Rhonda Mullen and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Jeanette; his grandparents, mother and father in-laws, Barbara and Keith Huber and Jack Ammerman; special friend and brother-in-law, Bill McCord; and numerous aunts & uncles.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 21st at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1031 Main Street, Onalaska. Monsignor Steven Kachel will officiate and burial will be in the Green Mound Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 515 McHugh Rd, Holmen, and again on Thursday at the church at 9:30 a.m. until time of services.
A special thanks to the Mayo Health Care System, especially Dr. Pophali, Dr. Stockham, Dr. Bingol and their teams, for the wonderful care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Holmen Area Community Center.
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