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Jennifer A. Lerand (Wing)

September 17, 2021 | 6 comments

Jennifer A. Lerand (Wing), 51, of Merrill passed away unexpectedly after a battle with COVID-19 on Thursday, September 9th, 2021. Jennifer was born in Cumberland, Wisconsin on November, 8th, 1969 and adopted by her loving parents, Ricky and Sandy Wing of LaCrosse. Jennifer graduated from Bangor High School in 1987.

Jennifer loved gardening and planning her Spring garden with the thoughts of canning and making salsa in the fall. She enjoyed weekend four wheeling and camping trips. Her favorite destination was the Apostle Islands. Jennifer also enjoyed Nascar and was active in the racing community. Jennifer’s biggest passion was her grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time with them and video chatting them daily.

Jennifer is survived by her husband Chris, parents Ricky and Sandy Wing, daughter Jessica (Nathan) Jenderny, stepdaughter Cinder (Ryan) Handlin, daughter Caylin (Dan) Johnston, daughter Miranda McCarthy, son Brandon McCarthy, grandchildren Brinley, Kira, Dak, Adeline, Alan, as well as two grandchildren on the way, brother Dan (Kathy) Wing, sister Inga (Brad) Strain, and nieces and nephews Clifford, Chloe, Victoria, and James.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, September 25th, 2021 at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason Street, Onalaska, Wisconsin. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM with a service to follow at 12:00 PM, Noon. Masks will be required for those in attendance.

Jennifer’s service will be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend and can be viewed using the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81763352078?pwd=WVpaTHBjQUpaUTRCZ3F3WTY3V0VoZz09




  1. Toni Hull

    I am so sorry for your loss ,she was a great friend,we enjoyed some fun racing times together,! She is going to be missed a lot !πŸ’œπŸ™πŸ˜₯❀️🏁🏁🏁🏁😎😎😎😎

  2. Richard Marx

    To the entire family I’d like to offer my most profound condolences. This COVID-19 pandemic is touching so many lives and unfortunately this is one. This one is close to my heart as my connection with Jennifer and the kids as well as Rick and Sandy. The grandchildren did not deserve to lose the love Jennifer had in store for them and the opportunity to dote on them. You kids did not deserve to go through this devastating loss of your parents so young in their lives and so close together. Please be strong and know how much your Mom loved all of you. You all were her world!! My thoughts and prayers remain with and for you as you travel this road of grief. Please spread the message to all you can that this death was senseless and could have bee prevented. To all who read this, for a dedication to Jennifer, pleas follow all the guidelines for the prevention of Covid. The experts are experts for a reason, they are trained and study to be able to make these guidelines. PLEASE FOLLOW THEM!!!

  3. Chris

    I am broken inside. I’m going to miss you like crazy, SFAM. πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ’”πŸ’”

  4. Kelly Taylor-Schaus

    Jennifer will be missed. I’m thankful for the time I had with her, especially watching the Oscars. Peace be with you all, eventually. Holding all of you in my heart.

  5. Heidi and Ray Lefferts

    Ray and I are so very sorry to hear of this heartbreakig loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  6. Kim Campbell

    So sorry for your loss , she loved you all so much even though I can’t be there I will be watching and giving you all my love.


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