Vincent ‘Vince’ Hatt

“The only thing that matters now is the mercy of God,” wrote Vince Hatt about his coming death. “I have complete confidence in God’s mercy.”

Vincent “Vince” Joseph Hatt, 82, of La Crosse passed away Wednesday, July 6, 202,2 at the Mayo Clinic Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN, aware of the love of his wife, Janice, and many relatives and friends.

Vince HattVince was born Nov. 25, 1939, the first child of Vincent C. Hatt and Grace Cira Hatt. He has four siblings, Linda Lundhal, David, Roseanne (Lon) Ewing, and Graceanne (Wayne) Hatt. He married Janice Mary Greiner on Sept. 4, 1995, at Roncalli Newman parish.

He was director of the Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse for more than a decade until he retired in 2011.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother David.

A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 18, at the Roncalli Newman Catholic Church at 1732 State St. in La Crosse. Father Billy Dodge will celebrate, with Msgr. Russell Bleich and Father Ardel Barta concelebrating. Visitations will be  on from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at The Gathering Place at 133 Mason St. in Onalaska and also at the church on Monday  from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Franciscan Spirituality Scholarship Fund or What I Need Now (WINN) non-profit.