A well-known La Crosse veteran, who has established several local memorials to service men and women, has died.
Louie Ferris has passed away, after battling stage 4 cancer in recent years.
Ferris was 91, a north La Crosse resident and a Korean War veteran.
He has been active in commissioning statues and monuments for the Veterans Freedom Park in north La Crosse, helping dedicate new memorials this summer and fall.
Louie Ferris also was Torchlight Parade marshal during the 2016 Oktoberfest.