Sandra "Sandy" J. Dwyer

May 26, 1949 ~ January 1, 2024 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Sandra "Sandy" Dwyer Obituary

Sandra “Sandy” J. Dwyer, 74, of Sparta, died on Monday, January 1, 2024 at her home. She was born on May 26, 1949 to Alvinza and Agnes (Dube) Pickens, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Sandy attended Epping High School in Epping, New Hampshire.

Sandy married Gary Dwyer on September 9, 1967 in Pittsfield, MA. They moved to Wisconsin and lived in La Crosse and Chaseburg, before moving to Sparta in 2002. Sandy was active in the Holy Trinity Boy Scout Program in La Crosse for several years. She worked as a CNA for St. Francis Nursing Home and Hospital for 32 years, until her retirement.

Sandy is survived by her husband, Gary; 4 sons, Dwayne (Kim), Doug (Jenny), Michael, and Storm (Leane).

She was preceded in death by her mother, Agnes; father, Alvinza; sister, Rita; brothers, Al, Roger, and Ronald; father-in-law, Lester Dwyer; mother-in-law, Delorys; and brother-in-law, Richard.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 8, 2024 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Sparta, with Father Eric Berns officiating. Burial will be in Mormon Coulee Memorial Park, La Crosse.

Friends and family are invited for a Visitation from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2024 at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation, Sparta, and from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Monday at the church. Online condolences may be offered at

Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.


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January 7, 2024

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation
106 W Franklin Street
Sparta, WI 54656

January 8, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church (Sparta)
319 W. Main St.
Sparta, Wisconsin 54656

Funeral Mass
January 8, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church (Sparta)
319 W. Main St.
Sparta, Wisconsin 54656

January 8, 2024

12:45 PM
Mormon Coulee Memorial Park
N1137 Bloomer Mill Rd
La Crosse, WI 54601


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