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Obituary for Jerry R. Stevens

Jerry R. Stevens, 73, of La Crosse, passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse. He was born July 20, 1943, in La Crosse, to George and Violet (Maloy) Stevens. Jerry lived in La Crosse most of his life. He had many different hobbies; but mostly Jerry spent everyday fishing and gave away the fish he caught to his friends. Jerry was an amazing artist and painted in his spare time. He made a career for himself painting houses. As the years moved, on Jerry enjoyed playing cards with his friends and family. He loved all of his nieces and nephews (especially the younger kids) and all of the pets that he had welcomed into his life. Jerry is survived by many nieces and nephews and their children. Special family friends; Kelly Rhomberg and her children, Rayna, Teagan, and Kinley. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Don (Rosie), Kenny, Marty, and La Vern (Kathy) Stevens; two sisters, Beatrice (Jim) Smith and Jeanette (Ted) Hafner; special friends, Gary Rhomberg, Betty Bohland, and Larry Hemker. There will be a celebration of Jerry’s life from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at Krazy L Bar, 518 Hagar St., La Crosse. A private burial will be at a later date. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Woodruff Chapel, La Crosse, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at The family would like to thank the staff at Gundersen Health System for all the wonderful care they gave Jerry.