Kathleen L. ‘Kathy’ Shepherd


Aug. 5, 1951 - July 15, 2012



Kathleen L. “Kathy” Shepherd, 60, of Potosi, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2012, at her home following a battle with pancreatic cancer. 


Kathy was born Aug. 5, 1951, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Marvin and Verna Mae (Schober) Strunk. She was united in marriage to John Shepherd on May 30, 2007, in Las Vegas. She graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran High School and attended Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minn. She worked for VF Imagewear in Pewaukee for many years. She worked for Montchevre Cheese in Belmont since August 2011. Kathy was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Platteville. She enjoyed camping, gardening, sports and singing. Kathy especially loved spending time with her family and friends. 


Kathy is survived by her husband, John of Potosi; children, Marshall (Susan) Heinitz of Waukesha, Danielle Heinitz of Lomira and Michelle (Richard, Jr.) Giese of Appleton; stepchildren, Amy (John) Hulsizer of Dubuque, Iowa, and John Shepherd Jr.; two grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; father, Marvin Strunk of Waukesha; sister, Charlene (Robert) Williams of Norway, Mich.; brothers, Wesley (Kristen) Strunk of West Bend, Jeffrey (JoAnn) Strunk of Rhinelander and Lesley (Pamela) Strunk of Oconomowoc; father-in-law, Carl “Buck” Shepherd of Lancaster; and nieces and nephews. 


She was preceded in death by her mother, Verna Mae, and mother-in-law, Gladys Shepherd.


Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service Monday, July 23, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Platteville. The Rev. Shane Krause will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Kathleen L. “Kathy” Shepherd Memorial Fund. 


The Melby-Bendorf Funeral Home & Crematory, 608-348-2121, is serving the family.  Online condolences can be made at www.melbyfh.com.