Obituary for Alan Don Duerwachter

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Alan (Al) Duerwachter, 58, of La Crosse, WI was called home to Heaven on Monday July 15th, 2019 surrounded by his family. Al was born on August 8th, 1960 in Onalaska WI to Don and Audrey Duerwachter. He graduated from Onalaska High School in 1978.
On August 19th, 1989 he married his love of 35 years Kathy. Together they enjoyed frequent trips, attending concerts as well as spending time on the river and boating with friends and family. Al also shared a strong and special bond with their daughter Courtney who was born on July 24th, 1991. Their favorite times shared included watching Green Bay Packer games, playing Euchre and spending quality time together on the weekends. He also enjoyed spending time reminiscing and sharing memories with his parents and siblings. He regularly visited his Mother Audrey where they shared memorable laughs and moments over the years. Al also deeply cared for and loved the family dog, Maverick. Al was a loving son, brother, husband, father and friend and he will continue to touch the lives of his loved ones forever.
Al owned and operated his own car dealership for numerous years. He had a strong passion and knowledge for cars and used this in his everyday life. Anyone who knew him would say Al was a hardworking and successful man. Al also had a strong Faith and was a Member of Olivet Lutheran Church for many years. He followed the Lord in every single step of his life and had a lifelong relationship with God.
Al was a generous and caring person who always put others before himself. His smile, laugh, and positive attitude were contagious. Every room he stepped into immediately brightened when he entered. He had a special way of making every single person he met feel like family. His sense of humor was truly one of a kind and will be deeply missed. His ability to quote movie lines, a rare and amazing gift, will never be a forgotten. Al truly lived life to the fullest never wasting a moment and treating each day as it was his last. His charismatic, positive and spontaneous personality will be hard to live without.
He is survived by his Wife Kathy (Helgerson) Duerwachter, Daughter Courtney (Joe Kostuchowski) Duerwachter, Step-Son Chris Scanlon, Father Don Duerwachter, Mother Audrey (Witt) Duerwachter, Brother Troy (Marla) Duerwachter, Sister Lisa (Dave) Elliott, Mother in-law Hazel Coady, Brother in-law Tom Helgerson, Nephew Tyler (Kala) Duerwachter, Nieces Alicia Duerwachter, Taylor and Whitney Elliott and Samantha Kay, Step Grandchildren, (Kieonna, Carson, Brayden, and Maddy) as well as many other aunts uncles and wonderful and cherished friends.
He is preceded into death by his Grandparents William Duerwachter, Kathryn (Miller) Duerwachter, Joseph Witt and Edna Witt as well as his Uncle John McCabe and many other aunts and uncles.
Please join us in honoring Al on Friday July 19th at Olivet Lutheran Church, 2100 Bainbridge St, La Crosse, WI 54603. Visitation will begin at 9am followed by funeral services at 11am.
Celebration of Life date and location is yet to be determined.
We love you so much Al! You will be missed by so many. We are all so lucky to say you touched our lives in a beautiful and meaningful way! You will never be forgotten.