William Jerome Silha

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William Jerome Silha

January 19, 1967 - April 12, 2019

William Jerome Silha William "Billy" Jerome Silha
William "Billy" Jerome Silha, 52, of La Crosse passed away peacefully Friday, April 12, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.
Billy was born Jan. 19, 1967, in Viroqua, to Robert and Alice (Kaiser) Silha. He married Julie Mae Beier Sept. 7, 1996, at Mount Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church in La Crosse.
Billy managed the Eagle's Nest Sports Bar and Grill from 1989-1999 and also owned and operated Billy's Lantern from 2008-2013. He worked at Quillin's, Kwik Trip, Festival Foods and Bakalars. Billy will most notably be remembered as a bartender over the years at O'Neils Pub, The Red Lantern, Bluffside and Alpine Inn. He was a member of the St. Joseph's Ridge Lions Club. He enjoyed hunting, shooting pool, a good game of cards and playing bean bags. He was a Badgers, Brewers, Bucks and Packers fan and enjoyed both watching and going to the games. Most importantly he loved spending time with his wife, sons, family and friends. He never missed an opportunity to be with the people he loved.
Billy is survived by his wife, Julie Silha; sons, Dale Robert Silha and Benjamin William Silha; siblings, Sally (Paul) Gerke, Larry (Diane) Silha, Maxine (Jim) Strong, Randy Silha, Kenneth (Paula) Silha, Jolene (Dennis) DeMaiffe and Theresa Rose (Mike) Lewis; father-in-law, Dale Beier (Carol Marx); sisters-in-law, Jodi Beier, Jane Podella and Jill (Chaz) Callan; godchildren, Nathan Barrett, Nolan Callan, Tyler Lewis and Madelyn Hart. Many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert in 1969 and Alice in 2016; mother-in-law, Kay Beier in 2001; and sister-in-law, Patricia Silha in 2005.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Mary, Mother of the Church Parish. Msgr. Robert Hundt will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, St. Joseph Ridge. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral & Cremation Services of La Crosse and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church. Online guestbook is available at www.schumacher-kish.com.
"Billy, you will forever be in our hearts, you were our everything ... always have been, always will be ... we love you from the ground to the sky. " Julie, Dale and Benjamin
Published on April 16, 2019
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4 posts

Lisa Kreibich Flock.
Apr 19, 2019
Julie my heart goes out to you and your boys. And can't express enough sympathy. Bill always stood out as an employee at KT on Cass st. Always greeted me in the mornings and during one of our talks after putting things together realized he was married to you. My neighborhood childhood friend. You are so in my thoughts and big hugs to you.💗
WANDA DACH
Apr 18, 2019
so so sorry keep all your memories close to your heart time helps but will always hurt some depending on the day
Dave and Patsy Hofer
Apr 16, 2019
Oh, Julie and Boys!! How sad we are to hear of Billy's death!! Whenever he was with you at Mt. Calvary, your family was such a good-looking one. I always remember Billy having such a wonderful smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time …. May God hold you in the palm of His hand and give you the strength and comfort that only He can give!
Nancy Hinton
Apr 15, 2019
Sincere sympathy to Billy's family. I enjoyed having Billy as a student at WSHS. He was a pleasure to know. Condolences to all.