Sheryl ‘Sherry’ L. Dunlavy

Aug. 4, 1958 - April 3, 2011

Sheryl "Sherry" L. Dunlavy of Waukesha went into God’s tender hands on Sunday, April 3, 2011, at the age of 52.

Sherry was born Aug. 4, 1958, the daughter of Anthony Gayton and Jeanette (Newhausen) Stockfisch in Rockford, Ill. She married the love of her life, Bryon C. Dunlavy, on July 30, 1986. She was a member of the Apostolic Life Church, where she loved attending. Sherry was a big Chicago Bears and Cubs fan. She enjoyed being outdoors in the sun and listening to Garth Brooks’ music. Sherry was the type of person to make you laugh, especially when she shared stories with family, about family.

Sherry will be sadly missed by her loving husband, Bryon; her children, James (Lisa) Gayton, Sarah (Jesse) Niman, Zachery (Amanda) Dunlavy, Casey (Josh Rios) Dunlavy, Anthony Joseph Dunlavy and Kirk Dunlavy; grandchildren, Austin, Dayne and Jayden; mother, Jeanette (Michael) Stockfisch; father, Anthony Gayton; brothers, Kevin Gayton, David Gayton, Ken (Carmen) Lovaas and Robby Gayton; sisters, Kari (Tony) Nichols and Deanna Gayton; stepfather, Ronald (Denita) Lovaas; and in-laws, Kristy Klus, Debra Beard, Steve Dunlavy and Todd Dunlavy. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the 5 p.m. funeral service Friday, April 8, at the Apostolic Life Church, W271-S2929 Merrill Hills Road, Waukesha, WI 53188. The Rev. Michael Hook will officiate. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to the church (see address above) to help the family.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.