Neil J. Kane, Jr., of La Crosse passed away peacefully on Aug. 7, at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse.
Neil was born on Dec. 5, 1924 in Prairie du Chien to Neil and Pearl (Canty) Kane. He was the oldest of five children and grew up in Seneca. He graduated in 1942 from Seneca High School, where he was a member of the boxing team.
Neil enlisted in the Navy in July 1944 during World War II. He watched from the deck of his ship, the USS Patroclus (ARL-19), as the Peace Treaty was signed on the USS Missouri.