VIROQUA — Earl L. Blackburn, 79, of Viroqua passed away peacefully at Bethel Home in Viroqua.

He was born Aug. 23, 1938, to Earl and Louella (Felde) Blackburn. He attended and was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in La Crosse. He was raised by his mother from age three after his father was killed in an accident. He was well known in La Crosse for delivering the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to downtown merchants on his bicycle. He loved listening to music, especially if there was a live concert in La Crosse. He loved spending time with his friends and family.

Earl is survived by many friends, cousins, and family members. He was preceded in death by his parents and other family.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12 at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua, with Pastor Don Greven officiating. Burial will take place in the South West Prairie Lutheran Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service. Online condolences may be left at www.thorsonfuneralhome.com

The Thorson Funeral Home of Viroqua is proudly serving the family of Earl Blackburn.

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