Sharon "Sherry" Jean Schmidt was born on Nov. 10, 1940, and passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 24, 2019, after a brave nine-year battle with Alzheimer's.
A loving wife of 58 years to Paul, mother to six children and seven grandchildren, she was a perpetual care-taker even in her last days at Azura Memory Care, Oconomowoc. Sherry put everything she had into everything she did and it showed through her passions which included reading, music, gardening, boating, cooking, traveling, spoiling her grandchildren, sunsets on Lac La Belle and a good cup of coffee.
Sherry had a servant's heart and strong work ethic, volunteering at St. Charles Parish for decades and serving as president of the Association for Retarded Citizens in Wisconsin. She graduated from WCTC in late life and became the administrative assistant to the president of the school.
Thank you to the invaluable employees and residents of Azura Oconomowoc & Hometown Hospice, who became part of Sherry's family.
Sherry is survived by her husband, Paul; her siblings, Barbara Sheele, Watertown; Donald and Sabine Fazendin, Germany; her children, Heidi and Patrick Morgan, Janesville, Cynthia Echendu of Chicago, Matt and Jennifer Schmidt, Neenah and MaryJo Schmidt, Waukesha; her grandchildren Tricia, Tim, Anastasia and JP Morgan, Sophia Echendu, Eli and Macy Schmidt; her sister-in-law, Bette and Richard Meihsner; and nieces and nephews, Scott, Roger, Michael, Sandra, Michelle, Rick and Jackie.
A funeral will be held on Saturday at St. Jerome's in Oconomowoc. Visitation is at 9:30 a.m. and Mass at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Association are appreciated at https://www.alz.org/wi.
Pagenkopf Funeral Home
1165 E. Summit Ave. Oconomowoc