Irma M. Wright, 85, of La Crosse died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at Hillview Health Care Center.

She was born in the town of Greenfield, Wis. Sept. 3, 1932, to Nick and Pauline (Kaiser) Klos. She married John E. Wright in 1955 and they later divorced.

Irma was born and raised on a farm on St. Joseph Ridge. Earlier in life she had worked at Schmidty’s Restaurant for many years and later worked at Safe Way Cheese and finished her working career as a greeter at Walmart. She had enjoyed gardening, taking long walks, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her three daughters, Linda Wright, Sandy Devine and Bonnie Wright, all of La Crosse; four sons, Gary (Rachelle) Wright of Onalaska, Steve (Sandy) Wright of Bangor, Dennis (Dawn) Wright of Onalaska, Doug Wright of Onalaska; 11 grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, and one grandson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Onalaska. Deacon Frank Abnet will officiate. Burial at St. Joseph Ridge Catholic Cemetery will take place at a later date. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Monday morning. Online guestbook may be signed at

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Hillview for their care and compassion during Irma’s stay.

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