Peter R. King
October 18, 1945 ~ October 11, 2022
Peter R. King, 76, of La Crosse, died on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at the Serenity House in Tomah, WI.
Peter was born on October 18, 1945, to Raymond A. and Ona P. (Storsveen) King in La Crosse. He attended La Crosse public schools, graduating from Central High School in 1963. Attending the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Peter earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Mass Communications with a minor in History in 1969, and a Master of Science degree in Student Personnel Services in 1971. Remaining at UW-La Crosse, he worked in publications for the University’s College of Education and Division of University Outreach from 1971-77. He then worked in the Communications Section at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN from 1978- 83. Returning to La Crosse, Peter worked in Marketing and Corporate Communications at Gundersen Clinic, Ltd. and later Gundersen Lutheran from 1983-2003, when he retired.
Peter enjoyed collecting sports cards and following his favorite sports teams: The Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks, Wisconsin Badgers and of course, UW-La Crosse and La Crosse Central High School.
He is survived by his brothers Michael, of La Crosse, and Jeffrey (Kathryn), of Cape Canaveral, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Many thanks to John J. Conzemius, M.D., and his nursing staff for their many years of wonderful primary care they provided for Peter. Also, special thanks to the excellent medical professionals who cared for Peter during his battle with pancreatic cancer.
To Peter’s neighbors and friends who prayed for and offered their help to Peter during this difficult time, bless every one of you.
Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Sunday, October 16th at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home 200 West Ave. So., La Crosse. Reverend Joanne Richmond will officiate. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 11:30 A.M. until the time of the services. Private Entombment will follow at Mormon Coulee Memorial Park, La Crosse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Gundersen Medical Foundation, the UW-La
Crosse Foundation and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, P. O. Box 97, La Crosse, WI 54602
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