Jill Anne Bakalars

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Jill Anne Bakalars

December 12, 1979 - March 14, 2020

Jill Anne Bakalars Jill Anne Bakalars
Jill Anne Bakalars, 40, of La Crosse passed away peacefully Saturday March 14, 2020. She was born in La Crosse, Dec. 12, 1979, to Dan and Mary (Fritsch) Bakalars.
"In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary."
The resilient, strong, brave and beautiful Jill Bakalars, began her greatest excellent adventure Saturday afternoon with her beloved people by her side.
Jill is survived by her mother, Mary Bakalars; brother, Daniel (Jennifer Crail) Bakalars; nieces, Ari and Addy Bakalars; nephew, Holden; aunts and uncles, Jed Fritsch, Jennine Fritsch, Alane Bartlett (Michael Henthorne), Bill (Patty) Bakalars, Andy (Rita) Bakalars and Barbara (James Hansen) Heuer; cousins, Laura (Justin) Goetzke, Ahna Bartlett, Gina (Rick) Schneider, Jamie (Corey) Day, Matthew (Maria) Johnson, Louie, Charlie and Frankie Bakalars, Brittany (Phillip Ditto) Bakalars and Adam Bakalars. She is also survived by her grandparents, Jack and Harriet Fritsch.
She was preceded in death by her father, Daniel Bakalars; and her grandparents, Ken and Mary Bakalars.
With gratitude for the loving care and great adventures, Jill's family would like to thank nurses, Liz Norton, Vicki Schumacher, Sandee Rady, Carol Liss, Linda Kaiser, Karen Harvey and Nancy Milisch.
Due to the recent suggestion by the Center for Disease Control with regards to the Covid-19 pandemic, services will be announced at a later date.
Memorials are preferred. Online condolences may be made at www.blaschkeschneider.com.
Published on March 18, 2020
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Cindy Kallenbach
Mar 30, 2020
I have been meaning to share this earlier but with everything going on in this crazy world I forgot.
So so sorry Mary & Dan about Jill! Living in our neighborhood was always special because we had Jill in the Brook Ct. She always had a smile for you and by our voice knew who we were! Mary you raised an amazing daughter and she will be missed by so many people! Thinking of you at this sad time with love.
Jan McCune
Mar 22, 2020
To Mary and families
I am so sorry to hear of Jill’s passing.She was an amazing sweet lady and so are you. May you hold in your heart all your memories to keep you going.May the blessings be. ❤️Love, Jan
Susan and Rex Fuller
Mar 21, 2020
We remember sweet Jill when we first moved to La Crosse in 1981. The Bakalars family holds a special place in our hearts. Mary, you always impressed me as Mighty Mary. And Jill was always Joyous Jill. Sweet memories of that time on East Avenue.
Barb Heintz
Mar 20, 2020
I am so sorry.I remember Jill as just a little tot.She was so lucky to have you all as her family.
Mar 19, 2020
I worked @ APTIV (Riverfront) prior to retiring & will always remember Jill attending some of my groups w/her special nurse. She always brightened up the room w/her beautiful smile & presence. She will always live on in the hearts & memories of those that had the pleasure of meeting her.
Kim Zimprich
Mar 19, 2020
Deepest sympathies to you Mary and all of Jill's family and friends. Jill touched so many lives with her beautiful smile and determination. Thinking of you all at this time.
Sue and Tim Durtsche
Mar 19, 2020
Mary and family--- It was a privilege to know Jill and we have such great respect for the great care you all took to advocate for Jill and include her in this adventure we call life. She was a great teacher for us all on how to find joy. Blessings as you heal.
Mar 19, 2020
Jill made a difference in so many lives. I am thankful to have been present in her family, learning and growing from her. Miss you beautiful!
Amy Moss
Mar 19, 2020
Mary, I just saw this and my heart aches for you. You are such an inspirational woman and the love and grace you showed in the care of your daughter was so beautiful. I am truly thankful I got to witness the joy you both shared.
With love,
Jennifer & Danielle
Mar 18, 2020
We are so very sorry for your loss but will always remember the good times... Also we love you all
Nancy Holinka Servais
Mar 18, 2020
Mary & family - our sincere sympathy for your loss of Jill. How fortunate both all of you & Jill were to have each other. Mary - you are amazing mother & one of the strongest people I know. Peace, Nancy & Patrick Servais
Elizabeth Nelson
Mar 18, 2020
I was Jills first nurse at home. Then we began to venture out into the community. She was a very special young lady and has always had a special spot in my ❤️! I will carry her there forever! RIP SWEET YOUNG LADY 🙏🙏