Friends of Kennet


It is with great sadness that I inform you that we lost our dear Mr. Kennet early Friday morning, January 15, 2016.
He was surrounded by friends as well as his beloved wife, Miss Larissa. There was peace abounding.

We thank the entire dance community for their support of the Oberlys during his journey with ALS.
He was watching videos from his classes even the night before. He loved you all so very much.

Please join us in keeping Miss Larissa in your thoughts and prayers.
She will need our support in the days to come.


A note from Kennet & Larissa...

Dear MDU dancers, parents, friends and supporters,

Larissa and I have been overwhelmed by the magical, immediate response and continuing support
of so many of you from not just the MDU stronghold, but from the greater La Crosse community
as we navigate through this terrible condition which has so sadly limited my involvement and activities.

Everyone has been so patient and compassionate, ready to offer your hand in help for so many
aspects of our needs....not just financially but spiritually as well. Everything that all of you are
doing has made such a difference and brings hope to us knowing that this is the most caring and giving
community we have ever encountered in our lives.

We are feeling all of your prayers and are grateful for your continued efforts as we know the
power of thought and spirit. Most importantly, we sense and see your love at work. Love is the
very essence of existence, universe, God......however each of us may define it, love is THE source
of life and whatever is beyond life as we know it. As Larissa and I try to think of how we can ever
return your compassion and efforts, please know that we love all of you as individuals and as a greater community.

All we can offer at this time is to continue working and inspiring your children for as long
as we possibly can to best of our abilities. All of the students have shown the willingness to move forward
and this gives us great strength to keep coming in and helping them to build upon their dreams.

What greater reason could there ever be to keep on going and allow Art to heal us!?

Most humbly and gratefully yours,
Kennet and Larissa Oberly


Kennet and Larissa Oberly have done so much for so many…
Now it’s our chance to give them something back.

With significant medical expenses already incurred,
and more to come, any help will be greatly appreciated!

How to Help...

Mail a Check


Kennet Oberly Benefit Fund
Coulee Bank
1516 Losey Boulevard S.
La Crosse, WI 54601

free if using e-check
2.9%+$0.30 fee using CC
Name will appear as Patti Inglett

2.9% + $0.30
will be deducted from donation
7.9% + $0.30
will be deducted from donation