Jerry A. Calkins Jr., age 54, of La Crosse, Wis., passed away Monday June 17th, 2013 as the result of complications from a past stroke in September. He was born October 28th, 1958 of Coon Valley Wis., and attended both Coon Valley and Westby Schools growing up. Following high school, Jerry became a welder in which he worked until he retired. Jerry loved his independence and time on the river. He loved going fishing, Harley Davidson motorcycles, working on models, making anything with wood, and teasing his daughter and loved ones. Jerryâ€™s family always came first, especially his daughter.
In addition to his daughter Shayla, Jerry is survived by his long time friend Toni Winsand, many cousins, aunts, uncles and numerous brothers and sisters. He is also survived by his Foster Mother â€˜Ma Raaschâ€™ and mother Sandy Booth, many nephews and nieces, and his great niece Michaela who would always be up for teasing and some hugs, not to mention the countless friends he had.
A visitation is scheduled for Saturday June 22, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Home, 1501 West Avenue So., La Crosse, Wis.