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510 2nd Ave S
PO Box 278
Onalaska, WI 54650
Phone: (608) 783-9777
Fax: (608) 782-7939
Michael LaMere

Huuwanik (Little Elk)

Thursday, November 4th, 1943 - Thursday, July 4th, 2019
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Michael Joseph LaMere, Ho-Chunk name Huuwanik (Little Elk), 75, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019, at La Crescent Health Services in La Crescent, MN. He was born on November 4,1943, son of George and Beatrice (Blackdeer) LaMere.

Mike graduated from Holmen High School in 1962. After graduating, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy for six years (1962-68). He served aboard the U.S.S. Henley (DD-762) which was part of the blockade that stopped the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Mike was a private and simple man who enjoyed the outdoors, adventuring with uniquely crafted boats and equipment he made with his brother, Joe. He also was a Green Bay Packer Fan, a musician and percussionist. He worked 40 years as a logger in the family-owned and operated logging business. His livelihood was hunting with his uncles and brothers whatever was in season, trapping mink, fox, and muskrat, and, after logging, commercial fishing and trot lines on Lake Onalaska. He was a great teacher and provider to the family, willingly sharing with all who asked.

Mike is survived by his brother, Robert LaMere, sister, Marilyn LaMere, a daughter Dawnita (Jay) Blackhawk,; grandchildren Dallas, April Kaiser, Taylor Kreider, Emilio Luiken and 7 great-grandchildren; a nephew Vance Fontanelle, nieces, Robin LaMere, Georgianna LaMere (Anthony Yellowbank), and Nicole LaMere and Michelle and Brandon LaMere- Strait.

Preceded in death by his parents, brother, Charles Alexander “Alex” LaMere; sisters, Patricia “Peachy” (LaMere) Decorah, Brenda (LaMere) Roy; and daughter, Julia Blackhawk.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019 beginning at 12 noon, Traditional Ho-Chunk services will be held with Clayton Winneshiek officiating. Burial will follow at 3:00 pm at the Decorah Cemetery, Black River Falls. Visitation will be held at the Georgianna (Anthony) LaMere residence, N6677 Wolf Run Road, Black River Falls, WI 54615.
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Service Details

  • Wake Service 1

    July 6, 2019 | 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    July 6, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Traditional Ho-Chunk Funeral
  • Interment

    Location
    Decorah Cemetery
    Address
    W8899 Decorah Rd,
    BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI 54615
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Robyn Mumford

Posted at 07:15pm
Mike was like a surrogate father to me. Was a dear friend for 30 years, he taught me about HoChunk traditions and also taught me how to hunt motels and ginsing. For the last 6 years of his life, we declared each other as family and I kind of took over as his caretaker. I loved Mike very much and will miss him dearly always. RIP Mike:(
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