A livestream of Lamoine's funeral service and committal rites can be seen at the bottom of this obituary beginning at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 31, 2023.
On July 25, 2023, as the sun set on a beautiful day, Jesus took Lamoine Arthur Anason home to be with Him to join his beloved wife, Carol, who he missed dearly.
Lamoine was born on November 10, 1935 at home in Mauston, WI to Maynard and Nettie (Fry) Anason. He was in the first class to graduate in the new Neillsville High School in 1954. While in high school he was a member of the FFA all four years.
He served in the Army National Guard. He met the love of his life, Carol J. Abrahamson at the Silver Dome Ballroom in Neillsville. They were married June 1, 1957 at St. John's Lutheran Church, honeymooned out west in the Badlands and Yellowstone National Park. After returning to Neillsville, they farmed dairy cattle and raised their family. Lamoine also worked at the milk condensery, hauled milk, Neillsville Post Office and Pamida/Shopko.
He achieved his dream of obtaining his pilot's license. Other past times included woodworking and making gifts for his children and grandchildren. It was with anticipation every year what woodworking Christmas gift would be for each family. He also enjoyed bowling, dancing (especially polkas) and greatly enjoyed spending time with his family. He was an active life-long member of St. John's Lutheran Church which included being the maintenance/janitor for 13 years, in the choir, and a council member.
He will be greatly missed by his children: Charlene (Jon) Siebert, Cheryl (Ivan) Alf, Larry (Kay) Anason, Kevin (Connie) Anason and Kathy (Gary) Reither; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Lamoine is survived by his brother, Oliver (Inky) Anason, sisters-in-law Susan Janke, Sandy Abrahamson and brother-in-law Bernard Abrahamson, as well as nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol, parents Maynard and Nettie Anason,
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, July 31, 2023 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00 a.m., Monday at the church. Pastor Nathan Wilke will officiate. Music will be provided by Judy Trunkel, organist. Interment will be at Neillsville City Cemetery. Casket bearers will be his grandsons. Military Honors will be accorded by the Neillsville Veteran's Council.
The family gives a special thank you to Riverside Assisted Living and St. Croix Hospice.
Online condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.
Gesche Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting Lamoine's family with funeral arrangements.
Monday, July 31, 2023
9:00 - 11:00am (Central time)
Monday, July 31, 2023
11:00 - 11:45am (Central time)