Sheryl ‘Sherry’ Lynn Schultz-Nylund (nee Staupe)
Nov. 15, 1946 — Oct. 2, 2015
Sherry Lynn Schultz-Nylund (nee Staupe), 68, died peacefully on Friday, October 2, 2015, at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Waukesha County on November 15, 1946, to Bernhard and Mabel Staupe (Davidson). She was one of 9 siblings.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernhard and Mabel Staupe; her brother Jerome Staupe; and her sister Melvina (Dougerty). She was preceded in death by her husband, the father of their children and love of her life, Gerald L. “Jerry” Schultz (1944-1978), and most recently her husband Daniel E. Nylund (1935-2001).
She married her first love, Gerald “Jerry” Schultz on January 28, 1967, until his untimely death at age 34 on April, 6, 1978, to lupus. She never stopped talking about “Schultz” even after remarrying years later. She married her second love, Daniel “Danny” Nylund, on October 16, 1981, until his death December 5, 2001. He was a wonderful stepfather to her three girls, companion and friend to many.
She was a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker, who loved doing many arts and crafts, reading books and solving puzzles. She had an extreme wealth of information and had an incredible memory to recite many old childhood memories, poems, songs and jokes, always keeping people laughing and on their toes.
She volunteered for many school activities as the school nurse aide, costume designer for school programs, classroom assistant, recess aide, and a Bible school teacher. She is still to this day regarded by many childhood friends simply as “Mom” because she always shared her extra time and love with every friend that came through her door and treated them as one of her own. A special thank you to childhood friend Chris Nieman, who was also at her side at her time of passing along with daughters Paula and Jennifer.
She also enjoyed spending quality time with her family, brothers and sisters; hosting some of the best family gatherings through many years. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin godmother, and best friend to those whom she loved very much.
She will be sadly missed by her daughters JoAnn (Ronald) Enk, Paula (Mike) Chroninger and Jennifer Schultz, and her grandsons Cody and Logan Chroninger and Justin and Zachary Enk, all of Waukesha. She is further survived by two sisters, JoAnn (Donald) Nehs of Arizona and Linda Honeyager of Greendale; four brothers, Willard (Julie) of Hartland, Wayne (Judy) of Poynette, Larry (Paula) of Virginia and Jeff (Tammy) of Waukesha; also Larry Curran and Ginny (Schultz) and family of Minnesota, and Glenda Schroeder (Schultz) and family of Minnesota.
We would like to extend a very special thank you to AngelsGrace Home Hospice for all the care and compassion our Mom (and family) received.
Per our mother’s wishes, no funeral or memorial will be held, however, a celebration in her honor will be hosted at a later date (TBA).