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Rochelle Paggi

February 25, 1949 ~ December 15, 2020 (age 71)


Rochelle Paggi, Age 71, of Genoa passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday December 15th 2020 surrounded by family. She was born on February 25th, 1949 to Herman and Helen (Johnson) Shepherd in La Crosse.  She married Robert L. Paggi on March 4th, 1967 in La Crosse.  She worked at many area restaurants cooking, bartending, and cleaning at Bob’s, Rocky’s, The Big River Inn.  She also worked in the Knitting Mills.  She loved fishing, walking, playing softball, traveling, camping and spending time with the grandkids, and watching boat traffic on the river.  

She is survived by her children Brooke (Doug) Strasser, Erin (Lee Tabbert) Paggi, Robert “Chris” (Christina) Paggi; grandchildren Darian (Kaitie) Strasser, Peyton, Dayne, Cole, Drake, Brynn Schossow, Gavin Paggi; siblings Frank, Mike, John, and Brian Shepherd.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert on July 22nd, 2019; her parents; siblings, Sharon McLees, Malcom Shepherd and Kent Shepherd, as well as other family and friends.  

Blessed be her memory.   

A time of fellowship will be held on Monday December 21st from 5-7p.m. at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua.

The Thorson Funeral Home of Viroqua is proudly serving the family. 

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Time of Fellowship
December 21, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Thorson Funeral Home
856 South Rusk Ave
Viroqua, WI 54665

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