Edwin Sullivan

Edwin R "Ed" Sullivan

Monday, July 5th, 1937 - Thursday, March 19th, 2020
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Edwin (Ed) Sullivan, 82, of Onalaska and formerly of Trempealeau, died on Thursday, March 19th, at Gundersen Health System after a long courageous battle with Inclusion Body Myositis. He was born on July 5, 1937 in La Crosse to Edwin J. and Lydia A. (Gautsch) Sullivan.

Survivors include his wife Sally, daughters Kathy (Alan) Van Vleet, Sara (Shane) Stoner and Paula Stoner. His five grandchildren, Billy Skemp (friend Marissa Colbert), Braeden (Jessica) Stoner, Alana (Jordan) Docken, Erik Van Vleet and Nicholas (Beatrice) Stoner and three great grandchildren, Milo and Jet Stoner, and Asher Docken.

A celebration of Ed’s life will be held at a later date.

Our family would like to thank Gundersen Health System and the Palliative care team, especially Linda Groon, MD, Kyla Lee, MD, Jason Hatfield, PA, and all the nurses and respiratory therapy team on the 6th Floor for their incredible love, compassion and care.

Memorials may directed to the St. Patrick's Catholic Church, The Children's Miracle Network and Aquinas Catholic Schools.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    August 20, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    August 20, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    St Patrick's Catholic Church
    1031 Main St,
    ONALASKA, WI 54601
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    August 21, 2020 | 11:00am
    August 21, 2020 11:00am
    St Patrick's Catholic Church
    1031 Main St,
    ONALASKA, WI 54601
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  • Reception

    Celebrations On The River
    2100 Dawson Avenue
    LA CROSSE, WI 54603
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    A Celebration of Ed's Life will take place from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm Friday, August 21.


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David Woodruff

Posted at 04:48pm
Dear Sally and family: We want to give you our condolences. We have fond memories of Ed, he was a great person. He will be missed. May God bless your family. With our sympathy, Jeanette and Dave Woodruff

Arleen Foss Pelowski

Posted at 04:33pm
With heartfelt condolences, Thinking of you all and sending my love.
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Fayme Evenson

Posted at 10:59am
So very sorry for your loss. We are thinking about you and your family during this time. Our deepest sympathies.
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Sue/Marc Schultz

Posted at 09:20pm
I regret that I cannot attend Ed's Memorial Mass due to covid 19. My memories of Ed are always positive, him smiling and being a positive role model. When he did his radio show from home in Trempealeau, I would drive there and do commercials for Quillins and answer food related questions. Doing a show with Ed was not work, it was like having a great conversation with a friend.
His view of the Mississippi was amazing. Eating at his restaurant was a treat with a view. Sally was always by his side and took great care of him. It is my honor to have known Ed

Sara Fredrickson

Posted at 09:57am
Hello you don't know me but you know my sister Sandy Fredrickson, I am her older sister Sara. I am posting this on her behalf. she has been part of the family Team Sullivan since the age of 15 and still continues to work there at the age of 36. She has been a loyal dedicated employee for over twenty years, having dealt mostly with Mrs. Sullivan. On her behalf and on behalf of myself I send this condolence to the family, children and grandchildren on your loss. Prayers and sympathies during this time as you grieve and mourn your lost loved one. Thoughts and prayers be with you all.
Sincerely Sara and Sandy Fredrickson

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