June 30, 1939 - Oct.
“Sherry” Siemers (formerly Sharon Dixon) (nee DeSantis) of Waukesha
passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Oct. 1,
2008, at the age of 69 years, after a long illness. Sherry was born June
30, 1939, in Waukesha to Audrey (nee Barber) and the late John “Chet”
She is survived by her
husband of 37 years, Kenny Siemers, of Waukesha;
her mother, Audrey
DeSantis; five children, Corky (Mike) Asby of Eagle, Greg (Sharon) Dixon
of Eagle, Mike Dixon of New Berlin, Jeff Dixon of Muskego and Robert
“Bobby” (Tami) Dixon of Caldwell; three stepchildren, Kevin Siemers of
Manitowoc, Kim Siemers of Plymouth and Kari Abitz of West Allis; 18
grandchildren: Bryan, John, James and Mary Asby, Grant and Emily Dixon,
Adam and Brandon Dixon, Allyse Dixon, Valeri Balistreri, Greyson and Marlo
Dixon, Nathan, Tyler and Megan Siemers, Nicholas Siemers, Christina Abitz
and Heather Manning; and two great-grandchildren, Kolton Siemers and
Natalie Siemers. Sherry is also survived by other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in
death by her father, John “Chet” DeSantis.
Sherry was a retiree
of Briggs & Stratton.
She loved life and
lived life to the fullest. Sherry enjoyed people and being near the water.
But most of all, her greatest love was her family!
There will be a time
of gathering from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, with a
celebration of Sherry’s life at 6:30 p.m. at Church and Chapel Funeral
Home, 380 Bluemound Road (on the corner of highways J and JJ, about four
blocks south of Interstate 94 from Highway J), Waukesha.
Church and Chapel
Funeral Home, Rudolph-Larsen Bros., is serving the family. For more
information, call 549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com
to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.
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