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Kayla J. (Koenig) Mezera

August 31, 1957 ~ March 23, 2022 (age 64)

Obituary

Kayla J. Mezera, age 64 of Prairie du Chien passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Boscobel, WI on August 31, 1957, the daughter of Dennis and Dorothea (Sitts) Koenig. Her family moved to Prairie du Chien in 1961 where she graduated from Prairie du Chien High School with the class of 1975. She then completed her undergraduate studies in special education at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1979 before going to teach the 3rd grade at St. John’s Catholic School in Prairie du Chien. Kayla married Michael Mezera on October 4, 1980, at St. John’s Catholic Church. She then taught at Prairie du Chien High School, working towards her master’s degree, which she achieved from St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN in 1987. She loved bowling, landscaping, cooking, and baking. She also loved helping others and taking care of those in need. She enjoyed annual vacations with her close group of friends, and being outdoors, especially on the river. While growing up, it was said that she could slalom ski from Prairie du Chien to the sandbars south of Lynxville. Kayla was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother that loved her family dearly. She is survived by her husband of 41 years Michael; their children Craig (Kelly) Mezera, Kelsey (Jerry) Huber, and Nathan (Hannah) Mezera; her siblings Dale (Missi) Koenig, Carmen (Wayne) Granzow, Carin Koenig, and Kristy (Randy) Gaunitz; her grandchildren Addison and Brooklyn Mezera, Hartley, Hadley McKayla and Huxley Huber, and Miles Mezera; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.   

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, March 28, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s Church of the Holy Family Parish, Msgr. Charles Stoetzel officiating with private interment at a later date. Friends may call at the Garrity Funeral Home on Sunday, March 27, 2022, from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., where there will be a wake scripture at 7:30 P.M., and also on Monday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of departure for church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Special Olympics or Prairie Catholic Schools. 

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
March 27, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Garrity Funeral Home
704 S. Ohio St.
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

Visitation
Monday
March 28, 2022

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Garrity Funeral Home
704 S. Ohio St.
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday
March 28, 2022

11:00 AM
St. John's Church Of The Holy Family Parish
710 S. Wacouta
Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin 53821

Donations

Prairie Catholic Schools
710 S Wacouta Ave, Prairie du Chien WI 53821

Special Olympics
1133 19th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC DC 20036‐3604
Tel: 1-800-380-3071
Web: https://www.specialolympics.org/get-involved/donate

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