Train yards throughout Wisconsin sound horns to honor Scott Sterling

Published: Oct. 6, 2016 at 7:13 PM CDT
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A Knowlton man who died in a boating accident on Lake DuBay is being remembered by the train company he worked for.

Canadian National Railway blasted their horns at seven Wisconsin train yards Thursday in honor of Locomotive Engineer Scott Sterling.

Sterlling died from injuries he suffered after his head hit a railroad trestle as he drove his boat under the State Highway 34 bridge on Oct. 2.

The train horns sounded at the Canadian National train yards in Blair, Taylor, Wisconsin Rapids, Wausau, Stevens Point, Bradley and Prentice for 60 seconds at noon on Thursday, while all train movement stopped.

Sterling's funeral was held Thursday in Wausau.

Asst. Superintendent Thomas Courchaine told NewsChannel 7 over the phone that Sterling was very well known and "deeply loved by all his colleagues".

According to his obituary, Sterlling will be remembered as a devoted husband, inspirational father, proud grandfather and dedicated worker. He will be laid to rest in Townville, Penn.