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.