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Honor recent District retirees with a gift to support our schools

Download a flyer and donation form to honor a retiree.


The La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF) is pleased to join with the School District of La Crosse in saluting retiring teachers and other staff members. See a detailed list below.

With support from our Salute to Educators Sponsor Fowler & Hammer, LPEF again helped to underwrite the cost of the District Retirement Dinner May 9, 2018, and also partnered with the La Crosse Tribune to publicly recognize retiring employees in a full-page ad published May 13.

Debra Harguth

Former students, colleagues and friends looking for a way to honor and recognize these people for their dedicated service to education may want to consider a gift to LPEF. We’ve created a special recognition program to encourage these types of lasting gifts.

  • For each gift of $35 or more, we’ll provide the retiring staff member with a complimentary ticket (limit 4) to our Grants Award Luncheon set for Jan. 21, 2019.
  • The retiree honored with the greatest number of gifts (by June 30, 2018) will be recognized at the Grants Award Luncheon – and a classroom or staff development grant will be awarded in his/her name.

For information and form to submit your gift, download our special flyer.

Retirees, most recent position and years of service to the School District of La Crosse

Norma Arneson, Emerson Elementary teacher, 34 years

William Arttus, Northside Elementary custodian, 17 years

Vicki Burritt, Summit Elementary language pathologist, 35 years

Cheryl Dammon, North Woods Elementary school nutrition assistant manager, 20 years

Fredrick Goetzman, Southern Bluffs Elementary custodian, 33 years

Debra Harguth, North Woods Elementary teacher assistant/educational interpreter, 33 years

Ernest Harter, Central High custodian, 31 years

Shirley Hayes, Central High cook, 16 years

Susan Hildahl, Logan High LMC teacher assistant, 18 years

Andrea Hoesley-Washa, Central and Logan High business education teacher, 29 years

Mary Hole, Logan High media teacher assistant, 28 years

Laurie Kartman, Southern Bluffs Elementary early childhood special education teacher, 20 years

Deborah Kollross, Logan High principal, 20 years

Susan Kronebusch, Spence Elementary cook, 18 years

Michael Lavelle, Logan High teacher assistant, 13 years

Ledi Loeffler, Lincoln Middle administrative assistant, 24 years

Edward Ludwig, Hamilton Elementary teacher, 26 years

Victoria Lyons, District technical services director, 11 years

Catherine Moe, Logan High administrative assistant, 25 years

Karen Olson, Northside Elementary English language learner teacher, 31 years

Laura Schwalbe, Southern Bluffs Elementary teacher, 28 years

Annette Semke, Southern Bluffs Elementary health assistant, 20 years

Freddi Servais, North Woods Elementary LMC teacher assistant, 28 years

Yin-Chiao Slama, Southern Bluffs Elementary and Longfellow Middle English language learner teacher, 18 years

Linda Stremcha, Hamilton Elementary cook, 22 years

Debra Suchla, Board of Education, 17 years

Tamara Tooke, Summit Elementary administrative assistant, 35 years

Marla Uebele, Northside Elementary English language learner teacher, 14 years

Mary Beth Vach, Southern Bluffs Elementary, Spence Elementary and Hintgen Elementary music teacher, 31 years

Pamela Veglahn, State Road Elementary school nutrition assistant manager, 26 years

Pamela Von Wald, Spence Elementary teacher assistant, 28 years

Cheryl Ward, Summit Elementary preschool teacher, 22 years

Brenda Weber, Hintgen Elementary learning disabilities teacher, 34 years