Steven ‘Steve’ Hole
Steven (Steve) Hole, 72, of La Crosse passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at his home. He was born on April 22, 1950, to Larry and Lani (Arntsen) Hole.
Steve graduated from Logan High School in 1968 and enlisted into the United States Navy in 1970, serving aboard the USS Joseph Strauss during the Vietnam War. In 1975, Steve graduated from UW-La Crosse with an education degree in mathematics and then attended graduate school at UW-Platteville and UW-La Crosse. He married Mary Latshaw on September 13, 1975, and they had two children, Scott and Katie.
Steve spent 41 years in education, dedicating his life to his students and school. He spent 32 years at Logan High School and three years at the Junior High School as a math teacher. He Logan High’s activities director for 13 years. He coached Logan Middle School cross country and track for 25 years, earning several conference championships. He was a Logan boys basketball assistant coach for 10 years. Steve retired in 2017 and was currently serving as Mississippi Valley Conference commissioner responsible for scheduling all conference games and officials.
During his career, Steve received many accolades, including Coulee Region Officials Association AD of the Year, WIAA District 3 AD of the Year and Boys and Girls Club Backer of the Year. He served as a Key Club adviser and Interact Club adviser at Logan High School and facilitated the first IFeed Event. He was also named Harris Fellow and instituted the Champions Mentor Program, in which high school students mentor middle school students on the dangers of drug and alcohol use.
Steve also worked to raise funds for the renovation of Swanson Field, including the turf field, a new track and new field event venues. He served on the Logan Booster Club Board of Directors for 27 years and chaired the annual golf tournament that has raised more than $160,0000. He also served on the Logan Alumni Association Board of Directors for three years and the Logan Wall of Fame Committee for 15 years. In addition, Steve was named Oktoberfest Parade Marshal in 2007 and was a member of the Oktoberfest Royal Family.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; two children, Scott (Tara) Hole and Katie (Robert) Hagen; three granddaughters, Brenna, Hannah and Ella; a brother, Ron (Liz) Hole; two sisters, Deb (Steve) Kerska and Kim (Dan) Graff; a brother-in-law, Mike (Dianna) Latshaw; three sisters-in-law, Diane Hamilton, Susie Latshaw, and Lori (Paul) Meyer; many special nephews, nieces and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Memorial Service will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Logan High School, 1500 Ranger Drive. Pastor Scott Skogen will officiate, and a private family burial with military honors will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery at a later date. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday from noon until the time of the service. Those attending are encouraged to wear red and white because Steve was such an avid Badger and Logan Ranger fan. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Logan Ranger Booster Club. Online condolences may be shared at www.dickinsonfuneralhomes.com.
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