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Obituary for Gary J. Sanders

Gary James Sanders, 69, of Genoa, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at his home. He was born February 28, 1948, in Minneapolis, Minn., to James and Dorothy (Ladwig) Sanders. On June 8, 1984, Gary married Pat Shuda in La Crosse. He worked various jobs in the construction industry; including, Holmen Concrete, a division of Mathy Construction, for 20 years. Gary was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 139. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and taking trips out West. Survivors include his wife, Pat; daughter, Carrie (Ben) Getz; two step-sons, Nick Maas and Chad (Jennipher) Mass; six grandchildren, Amanda, Stephanie, Dakota, Taedon, Kenyon, Kiana; four great-grandchildren, Ava, Logan, Ryan, and Nathan; one sister, Debbie (John Horbal) Sanders; one brother, Doug Sanders; and nieces and nephews. Gary was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert Sanders. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at St. Charles Catholic Church, 701 Walnut St., Genoa. Father Doss will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A visitation will begin at 4 p.m., and conclude with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, Woodruff Chapel, 4239 Mormon Coulee Rd., La Crosse, and from 9 a.m., until the time of mass Tuesday at the church. Online condolences may be sent at