Steven A. Zemlo

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Steven A. Zemlo

March 07, 1942 - February 12, 2019

Steven A. Zemlo Steven A. Zemlo
On Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, Steven “Butch” Zemlo, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away at the age of 76. Steven was born March 7, 1942, in La Crosse, to Steve and Margaret (Ryan) Zemlo.
Steven served in the U.S. Navy. On April 26, 1969, he married Rosemary Phelan. Together they raised two daughters. Steven worked as a real estate agent for Century 21, before retiring. He was a member of Gittens-Leidel American Legion Post 595 and Knights of Columbus 5115 Council.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; two daughters, Christine (Jim) Laughlin and Andrea (Shawn) Hanlon; two grandsons, Paul and Ryan Hanlon; and one sister, Peggy Mungaray. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Kathy Gullickson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at Crucifixion Catholic Church in La Crescent, Minn. The Rev. Gregory Havel will officiate. Burial will be in the Crucifixion Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service Monday. The Schumacher-Kish Funeral & Cremation Services, La Crescent Chapel is assisting the family. Online guestbook is available at
Published on February 14, 2019
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4 posts

Nan Iselin
Feb 15, 2019
Steve you fulfilled your purpose on earth, may you now R.I.P.
Angels of Peace spread your wings around all family and many friends suffering his loss.
Linda Evans Cox
Feb 14, 2019
Thinking of your wonderful family at this difficult time. I'm so sorry for your loss and hope that one day soon you will find peace and be able to recall with joy the many fun times and memories you shared. Sending condolences and love,
Rick and Pat Dyrhaug
Feb 14, 2019
Another of the good guys has left us.

You won't need prayers, Steve, but I'll send some anyway.

Sincere sympathy to Rosemary and the girls.
Bob schmidt
Feb 14, 2019
Butch was such a great guy, he was a gentle giant of a man. He was liked by everyone and he never spoke a bad word about anyone. He often hosted the Friday night poker games that could turn into a sleepover. I will never forget at one of those get togethers that butches dog peed on joe lathrop after Joe feed him beer all night. I will miss u Butch. Watch over me from heaven and save a spot for me there and we can play cards again.