Obituary for Duane "Dewey" Scanlon
Service To be Announced
Duane “Dewey” C. Scanlon, 66, of La Crosse passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, February 10, 2014, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center. He was born in La Crosse on August 31, 1947, to George and Mildred (Kletzke) Scanlan. On December 30, 1982, Dewey married the love of his life, Sara Strauss.
Dewey enjoyed camping, traveling in his RV, and gambling trips out West. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends.
Dewey had a dream of owning and operating his own bar. That dream came true in 2006 when he opened Dewey’s Side Street Saloon.
Dewey battled cancer for seven months. He faced this challenge daily with great strength, courage, and determination. He will be greatly missed.
Dewey is survived by his loving wife, Sara; five children, Jeph (Cheri) Scanlon, Dan (Debbie) Scanlon, Skeeter (Stacy) Scanlon, Karen (Sherman) Halverson, and Stacy (Bruce) Theobald; twelve grandchildren, Tim, Tyler, Sarah, Callie, Caitlin, Dominic, Kayla, Serena, Lily, Lucy, Charlotte, and Liam; a great-granddaughter, Mia Jean; a sister, Janet (Jim) Richmond; brothers, Gerald (Sue) Scanlan, Joe (Evelyn) Scanlan, and Kevin (Lisa) Scanlan; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Per Dewey’s request, there will be no service. When a memory of him comes to mind, remember him and smile.
The Sletten-McKee-Hanson Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Michele and Tom Anderson and family
February 13, 2014 @ 5:53 am
Dewey was such a nice person. When ever I was there visiting he always had a smile and hug for me. We are so sorry for your loss. Dewey will be missed by many many people. God Bless you all.
February 13, 2014 @ 6:35 am
To The Scanlon Family, You have my sympathy on the loss of Dewey, he was the first person I met from Brownsville, we had many good laughs and a few beers over the years he will be missed,y Rick
Jennifer Dudei (Myhre
February 14, 2014 @ 9:40 am
So sorry for your loss Puppy and Swiss, Dewey was a great guy, many memories of good times with you guys. Thoughts and prayers with you!
February 16, 2014 @ 7:11 am
Sara and family. Just wanted to send our sympathy.I am one of the Iowa boys that worked with Dewey at Killoren Co. We had a lot of fun working with Dewey and we also had fun after work.What a great bunch of guys that was.I did run into him a few times after our working days,but never did get up to his bar.Wish I had. I will have no trouble smiling at his memory,they are all good ones. Greg Gilbertson