Noreen N. Twite
The North Side of La Crosse lost a beloved friend when lifelong resident Noreen Twite, 89, passed away Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, at Hillview Nursing Home, after complications from a stroke.
Noreen was born Nov. 6, 1931, to parents, Les and Elvina (Vinie) Otto-Johnson. An only child, Noreen was raised in La Crosse and later graduated from Logan High School in 1949.
It was there at Logan High where she fell in love with her classmate and sweetheart, Ralph Twite, who she married two years later in 1951. Ralph and Noreen shared a happy life together filled with travel, music, and dancing. Their marriage resulted in two children, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many, many friends and loved ones.
Out in La Crosse, you were sure to find Noreen enjoying a meal with friends at Ardies or The Family Restaurant, sipping a Mt. Royal at the Ridge, or selling the ladies their makeup from Avon. Always a baseball supporter, as both her husband and stepfather played, she was a passionate fan of the Chicago Cubs and her life of support was paid off when she saw them finally win the World Series in 2016. A wonderful member, Noreen served on many committees at North Presbyterian Church and was a consistent attendee her whole life.
Noreen is survived by her children, Paula (Jim) Paulus and Guff (Lana) Twite; grandchildren, Kelley (Chris) Baer, Kara Paulus, Alison Twite, and Brandon Twite; great-grandchildren, Ava Baer and Brian Baer; special friends, Sally, Vicki, Wanda, Marci, Lunch Bunch, and many more.
Preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Everett Johnson; husband; granddaughter, Katey Paulus; special friend, Ken Garves; and all her loved pets.
If you knew Noreen, you would know she was an upbeat and fun-loving woman who had a quick wit and could always provide a sly comment or two. We love her so much and will miss her greatly.
The family of Noreen would like to extend a special thank you to the 300 staff at Hillview Nursing Home. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to North Presbyterian Church and the La Crosse Humane Society.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, at North Presbyterian Church, 1327 N. Salem Road, La Crosse. Pastor Scott Skogen will officiate and a private family burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 12 p.m. until time of service.
Social distancing guidelines will be in effect and face masks are required.
The Dickinson Family Funeral Homes & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
"There's a time to weep, a time to laugh, a time to mourn, and a time to dance."
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.dickinsonfuneralhomes.com.