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Obituary for Betty G. Pataska

Betty G. Pataska, 96, of La Crosse went to be with her Lord on June 22, 2020. She was born on February 27, 1924 to Harold and Ida Stokke. She graduated from Winona High School and then worked at Choate Co. and Watkins in Winona. Betty married Stanley V. Pataska on November 1, 1957 and they resided in La Crosse. She was proud to be a stay at home mom, as well as help Stanley with their business. She also took pride in her Norwegian heritage. Betty loved Christian music and played the organ for the church for many years. Betty is survived by her children, Nancy Rinkenberger; sons, David, James (Lynn Larson), and Jeffrey Pataska; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Her family, faith, friends, and home were her focus in life. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a brother, Arthur Stokke and two sisters, Lois Burns and Helen Stead. A private family service will be held at a later date. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Woodruff Chapel, La Crosse is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent at The family wishes to thank Dr. Joan Matey who cared for her health issues through the years as well as the staff of the 6 floor at Gundersen Health System.