Jerry J. Sands, 78, of La Crosse, WI died on Sunday, April 10, 2022, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI.
Jerry James Sands was born on October 27, 1943, in Freeport, IL to Leon and Margaret (Carlin) Sands. He was raised in La Crosse and was a 1961 graduate of La Crosse Central High School. Jerry served in the U.S. National Guard. On July 2, 1966, Jerry was united in marriage with Patricia Mathison in La Crosse. He worked for a few years at Norplex Plastics Company and spent the majority of his career working for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad as a railroad engineer. Jerry retired in 2002. In his spare time he enjoyed cars, guns and boating on the Mississippi.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Patricia; four sons: David, James, Jerry Sands and Fabian Carrimon; six grandchildren: Jesse, Sara, Callie, Jeremy, Jordan and Jakob, and by one great-grandchild, Runa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Ronald.
There will be a visitation for Jerry from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, at Blaschke and Schneider Funeral Home, 1501 West Ave S., La Crosse.