Dona “Pudge” J. VanPelt, 71, La Crosse, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at Locust Grove Village, La Crosse.

She was born Dec. 26, 1946, in Oberlin to Donald and Mary (Fisher) Lemman.

She married LeRoy “Roy” Van Pelt on April 3, 1965, in Oberlin. He preceded her in death. She worked in retail sales and food service.

Survivors include a son, Brian VanPelt, Hays; a daughter, Lisa Dreiling, Colwich; a brother, Donald D. Lemman, Hays; three sisters, Audrey Pavlicek, Oberlin, Janet Wright, Hays and Carol Hodson, Omaha, Neb.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oberlin; burial in Oberlin Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday with family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at Pauls Funeral Home, Oberlin.

A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Dona “Pudge” J. VanPelt Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be left for the family at