Annette Leone (Engel) Sather

April 3, 1963 Ė Oct. 30, 2013

Annette Leone (Engel) Sather passed away at AngelsGrace Hospice on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, surrounded by family after a courageous 17-year battle with cancer.

She was born April 3, 1963, in Rockford, Ill., and graduated from Boylan High School in Rockford in 1981. She married Steve Sather in May 1989. Annette was a nail technician and instructor in the Madison area prior to her illness.

Survivors include her husband, Steve; son, Curtis; mother, Joyce Anderson; sister, Lori (Jeff) Hoke; grandma, Leone Deckard; stepmother, Sharon Engel; inlaws, Pete and Sharon Sather; dear friends, Kay Marie and Dan; faithful companion dog, Zoey; and aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins and many friends.

She was predeceased by her father, Daryl Engel; stepfather, Steve Anderson; grandpa, Murray Deckard; and an uncle, Robert Deckard.

A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, 312 N. Main St., North Prairie, with the Rev. Torkelson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to AngelsGrace Hospice, c/o ProHealth Care Foundation, 725 American Ave., Waukesha, WI 53188; or St. Johnís Lutheran Church, 312 N. Main St., North Prairie.

Special thanks to the funeral home for their assistance during this difficult time.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4459 or visit online at