Kaitlyn J. Cavanaugh

Kaitlyn J. Cavanaugh

Kaitlyn Jo Cavanaugh, age 21, of Adams, Wisconsin, passed away on May 31, 2024, in Mauston.

Kaitlyn was a free spirit with a smile for everyone, always eager to help others. She touched many lives in her short time. She loved playing games with her brothers and sister, and cuddling with her cat, Louis. She enjoyed interacting with people and cherished her job at Corner Pump. As a child, she found joy in reading to her Papa, swimming, and showcasing her artistic ability by creating special keepsakes for her Grandma.

She is survived by her Dad, Darrick (Rose) Cavanaugh; Mom, Mary (LaMonte Newsom) Wanless Cavanaugh; Siblings: Ayden Cavanaugh, Madelyn Cavanaugh, Nash Sanchez, Zion Cavanaugh; Grandma, Sally Cavanaugh; Grandpa, John Ralph Cavanaugh; Uncle, David (Sarah) Cavanaugh; Cousins, Kyla and Connor Cavanaugh; Uncle, Ben (Alicia) Wanless; Uncle, Matt (Pam) Wanless; Uncle, John Wanless; Uncle, Josh Wanless; Aunt, Stephanie (Scott) Stern Snyder; Grandma, Jean Wanless; Cousins, Alexa, TJ, Ashley, Emily and Matt Jr. Wanless, Austin, Alec and Beau Stern, Bailey Snyder.

Kaitlyn is preceded in death by her Uncle, Brett Cavanaugh; Grandfather, Steven Wanless; Uncle, Caleb Wanless; Great Grandparents, Helen and John Slaughter; Great Grandparents, Florence and Raymond Wanless.

The funeral services for Kaitlyn will be held at Roseberry Funeral Home with visitation from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and the funeral service beginning at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at Mount Repose Cemetery in Friendship, WI, with a luncheon to follow at Grand Marsh Community Center.

Roseberry Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements for Kaitlyn’s passing.

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  1. Phoenix Schultz & Gideon Schultz says:

    I isn’t lnow her myself but I’ve heard si much about her, my deepest condolences to her family and friends as a mother myself and a student along side her 21 is too soon to say goodbye, fly high beautiful girl

  2. Judy Fowler says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. There are no words to ease your pain right now but I’ve learned that in time the wonderful memories of your time together will bring you comfort. God bless you all.

  3. Curtie & Michelle Pollex says:

    To Kaitlyn’s family and friends, I am beyond sorry for the loss of such a sweet beautiful young lady. Gone too soon. 😢 My heart has been hurting for ya’ll and I’ve been praying hard for comfort of the broken hearts 💔 that everyone is and will always have. We have to remember God always has a reason thru our pain and sometimes we may never know why. ✝️ I do know she’s a beautiful Angel in Heaven 😇 and will watch over and be with you!!

    I have never stayed over in the Mauston area but was staying at my Dr.’s Airb&B and got their the night of her accident. I drove by each day for a week and would stay prayers each time with such sadness. 🙏🙏🙏 It’s a beautiful cross that someone made with her name on it. ✝️

    May you remember all the beautiful memories made while she was here and remember ya’ll will be reunited when God calls you home to such a peaceful place, called Heaven. 😇 That’s the only thing we can hope for in such heartbreaking times. Please know SO many are praying for everyone and watch for signs that she is always with ya’ll!🙏 🥰 😇🙏 She definitely will send them.

    God’s comfort and hugs~♥️🙏✝️🥰 Michelle & Curtie Pollex

  4. Amanda & Dan Barnes says:

    Darrick & family, wishing you every comfort as you grieve the heartbreaking loss of Kaitlyn. Praying for strength for you and your family.

  5. Bretania Trevino says:

    Thoughts and prayers to your family and friends in this very difficult time. She was very kind every time we interacted. My deepest condolences.

  6. Shirley Theisen and family says:

    Our deepest condolences to the Cavanaugh families at this sad time. Cherish the wonderful memories of all your times together.

  7. Janet Gordon says:

    I do not know your family . But I am so sorry for your loss my prayers go out to you and your family 👪 🙏 ❤ 💔

  8. Angie, Zac, Garrett, Savanah & Dave says:

    Dear Cavanaugh Family, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all !❤️

  9. Dean Gore and Judy Martin says:

    So sorry for the loss or heart goes out for the families.

  10. Russ & Jenny Podoll says:

    To Derrick & the entire Cavanaugh family, please be assured of our love & compassion for all of you at the extremely difficult time. You are good people and we want to express our condolences for your loss. Our love, Russ & Jenny Podoll

  11. The Kotlowski Family says:

    Thinking of your family during this difficult time!! I remember when Kaitlyn and Tristan played together when they went to Grand Marsh Elementary. Even though they grew apart as they got older, Tristan cherishes the time they had.

  12. Wayne Dvorak says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Kaitlyn. So very sorry for your loss.

  13. Kathie and Jerry Dye says:

    To the Cavanaugh family…our sincere condolences at this very difficult time. My heart goes out to you at this very tragic and confusing times.

  14. Patti Rhinehart says:

    Dear Cavanaugh family
    Although I didn’t know her, she sounded like a beautiful person! Hold her memory close and know she is at peace ! Prayers to all
    Patti Rhinehart

  15. Lori Machmueller says:

    So very sorry for your loss

  16. Dana Johnson says:

    Thinking of you all. My sympathies.

  17. Reagan says:

    poor girl. you were my best friends sister. rest in peace angel, you were truly amazing

  18. Sue and Randy Anderson says:

    So sorry for your loss. Keep her smile in your hearts. Sending heartfelt condolences.

  19. Sydney minigh says:

    I’m so sorry for the families loss I knew Kaitlyn she was and amazing person rest easy ♥️ you will be missed dearly!

  20. Alicia Bradley says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. She was so sweet and caring and we were so happy to finally reconnect after years going by. Rest Easy love. We will all miss you

  21. Kim Duncan says:

    So sorry for your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  22. Brenda Pietrowski says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all friends, family and loved ones.

  23. Ann Cwikla says:

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers sent to family.

  24. Tianna Peterson says:

    I’m sorry for your loss kaitlyn was an amazing soul ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  25. Lorie Coon says:

    So deeply sorry for your loss. Treasure the memories that will live on forever.

  26. Darcie Stammen says:

    My deepest sympathies to the Cavanaugh families for the loss of a granddaughter, daughter, sister, niece, and cousin. May God hold you in the palm of his hand during this difficult time.

    May He Bless you all.

  27. Cathy Ballog says:

    Derrick our condolences go out to you and your family. Kaitlyn was such a happy person and I’m glad to have known her. Prayers and sorry for your loss.

  28. Marie and Gordon Whitemarsh says:

    We are very sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you, sincere condolences to your entire family.

  29. Jeremy Jones says:

    I saw her working at 13 and 82 not to long and it was so nice seeing a familiar face. She was always nice to people and was an amazing person. I wish I talked to her a little longer. Fly high Kaitlyn.

  30. Breanna Ballog says:

    Kaitlyn was such a kind, caring, and up lifting girl. I’m forever grateful to have known someone so special. Rest easy sweet girl❤️

  31. Virginia King says:

    So very sorry for your lose. Our prayers go out to your whole family. God Bless you all

  32. Mr. Seevers says:

    My sympathies for your family’s loss. I enjoyed having Kaitlyn as a student. No matter the type of day she was having, she always seemed to brighten my classroom with her presence.

  33. Mike Norton says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Kaitlyn was a joy as a student and an athlete.

  34. Laurie Dietz says:

    Mary, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories of Kaitlyn bring you comfort.

  35. Lloyd ans Pam VanBeek says:

    So sorry for your family’s loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  36. Melissah Powell says:

    So sorry for your loss. Sending my condolences to you and the family.

  37. Nathaniel Flemming says:

    Rest in peace to an old friend. Your memories will never be forgotten.

  38. Diane Voiss says:

    Deepest sympathies for the loss of Kaitlyn- keeping you in our prayers for comfort and peace. Love, Diane and Dewy

  39. Mark and Jo Ann Hiller says:

    We are so very sorry for the families loss… 21 is much too young to say goodbye… you all have our thoughts and prayers

  40. Judith V. Bieri says:

    Derrick and Family, My prayers are with you at this difficult time. May your memories comfort you.

  41. Cindy Babcock says:

    Our deepest condolences to the family in this tough time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  42. Dr. Jakacki says:

    To Maddy, Ayden, Derrick and Family, I send you my deepest condolences at this unimaginable time. You are in my prayers. Hugs.

  43. Angelina Battige says:

    I’m sorry for your loss 😞 my thoughts and prayers to the family. She will be deeply missed

  44. Mrs Sunderlage says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for all family members. 🙏

  45. Zachary Harrington says:

    I will never forget her. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Rest in peace, Kaitlyn

  46. Makaila says:

    May your soul rest in piece beautiful 🙏

  47. Brennan Battige says:

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  48. Tysha Bengtson says:

    Kaitlyn was such a sweet girl, and one of the realest people I ever met. She is the sun in the sky on a rainy day and could make anyone laugh. She was the best kind of friend and would drop anything for anyone. I cannot believe she is gone, but she will forever live in our hearts and memories.

  49. Dawn & Rock Stone says:

    Sincerest sympathy to you all. Gone too soon. May grief soon become many many happy memories.
    Lots of love & prayers for you all.

  50. Jenni Tannis says:

    I am so sorry to family for their loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all a life gone way too soon. Kaitlyn was definitely a free spirit always full of smiles and sassiness.

  51. Comet LaMont (Strebe) says:

    Kaitlyn was so sweet and caring, so full of life. Her smile was always so bright. This hurts and saddens my heart to hear this.. I’m so sorry for your loss. God had gained a beautiful angel. She will be truly and forever missed.. ❤️❤️❤️

  52. Toni Boettcher says:

    We are so deeply saddened to here of the families loss. Our prayers go out to the entire family.
    Karl and Toni Boettcher

  53. Mr. Weglarz says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathies.

  54. Shanna Cote says:

    Kaitlyn’s smile would light up a room. So sorry your loss, sending prayers to the family in this difficult time.

  55. George Tracy Ferge says:

    Thoughts prayers and hugs 🫂 to the family and friends sorry for your loss rip young lady 🙏

  56. Cathy Grabarski says:

    so sorry to hear of your loss, condolences for your family

  57. Jeri says:

    My heart goes out to each and every one of her family. Prayers to all.

  58. Amber Hatlan says:

    Sending my condolences to you and your family! So very sorry for your loss.

  59. Liz Romanelli says:

    Fly high sweetheart. You were always a happy spirit. My deepest condolences to your family and friends 💞

  60. Lexi says:

    Prayers to her friends and families.

  61. Caryn Baker says:

    I met her just recently! I called her “baby girl” because she was a young free spirit. She made me laugh every day when I saw her!! A few days before she passed I took a video of her swimming in our flooded point bluff camping resort. I told her to get out and do it and recorded her!! My heart is swelling with pain right now. I’m so very sorry to her beautiful family

  62. Haley Marini says:

    Kaitlyn was such a vibrant soul, and I will never forget the memories I shared with her. My prayers go out to the families and friends.

  63. Erin Pease says:

    So many wonderful memories with Kaitlyn in English class! She will be so deeply missed!

  64. Mary LaFever says:

    My heart hurts for her family and friends! My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time! I pray for strength for all involved!

  65. Micheal Austin says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Are thoughts and prayers are with your family. We have so many Kaitlyn memories and will miss her dearly.

  66. Rhiannon Lammert says:

    I have many fond memories of sitting with Kaitlyn on the bus in middle school and having countless classes with her throughout and until my last year at AFHS as a freshman. We always had the most boisterous laughs with other friends. Even after her first accident she kept going and seeing her positive messages on Facebook always made my day; she encouraged others to be thankful for this life because we only get one of them. I will never forget her. Rest in peace, Kaitlyn. <33

  67. Jenna Joslin says:

    i’m so sorry for your loss. sending condolences and love

  68. Dustin Lecy says:

    Fly high beautiful angel.

  69. Mrs. Bulin says:

    I taught Kaitlyn in middle school. I’m so saddened to hear of her passing. She was such a sweet girl. Praying for her family and friends.

  70. Emily says:

    Such a sweet girl. My prayers goes out to the family. 👼 she will be deeply missed.

  71. Kevin Cornelius says:

    I’m so sorry for ur loss and she was an incredible person and she will be deeply missed

  72. hannah emlund says:

    so sorry for your loss! my thoughts and prayers re with you. I didn’t know her well but we went to school together, very sweet girl❤️

  73. Andrea Hurns says:

    I’m truly sorry for your loss! My heart aches for the whole family. Kaitlyn was a very sweet kind girl. ❤️
    My condolences!!!

  74. Penny Sellhausen says:

    So very sorry for your families loss.

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