Over the weekend, Anthony Fimple was murdered in a downtown La Crosse bar. Anthony was a gorilla at Twisted Moose in downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin, but he was more. Anthony Fimple was a young man with hopes and dreams. He was a son, a brother, a friend, and a hero.
Earlier this morning, we received the following email from his father encouraging us to tell Anthony’s story and thanking the community for their support.
“My name is Gus Fimple, last night my family and I said goodbye to our son, Anthony Fimple. Anthony was shot dead while doing his job as a door host on Twisted Moose in downtown La Crosse.
Anthony was a kind and compassionate young man, saying that we are devastated by his passing does not seem enough.
Anthony was only nineteen years old. He regularly donated blood to the American Red Cross, as well as his time helping people in our neighborhood with things around the house. Anthony worked summers on the Mayors team for WisCorps and was going to follow in my footsteps to join the US Navy.He was enrolled in the late entry and was due to embark for training camp on August 26.
The great amount of support from our family, friends and community has moved us greatly.
To the first responders and the entire Gundersen Health medical team, my family and I give our sincere thanks. It was clear almost from the beginning of this trial that Anthony would not survive her injuries, but the professionalism and dedication of all GHS staff ensured that Anthony will continue to have an impact on the lives of others as an organ donor.
We also want to thank the La Crosse Police Department for their clear communication and prompt action during this test and for posting an officer with Anthony to the end.
Anthony was one of the good guys, he was the best of us. Encourage your audience to take a moment to tell their families how much you love them and to always be friendly.
Gus Fimple is a former employee of the Mid-West Family La Crosse. Our hearts are broken by the Fimple family and by all those who called Anthony a friend.
Friends of the family created a GoFundMe page in his honor to help with the funeral expenses.