Sharon A. Sydow (nee Saxe)

Sharon A. Sydow (nee Saxe)Sharon A. Sydow (nee Saxe) was called home on February 16, 2017, at the age of 76 after a long battle with Alzheimerís disease.

She is survived by her two daughters, Anita (Tom) Ehmke and Donya (Brian) Baumgartner; her grandchildren, Matthew, Kevin and Kelsey McSorley, Zachary, Andrew and Leslie Tadin, and Cole Baumgartner; her brother, Edward (Jan) Saxe; her sister, Marcia (Ted) Hansen; her sister-in-law, Sue Bonamer; her aunts, Millie Olszewski (nee Kolich) and Barbara Lancour (nee Kolich); and several nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren, eight step-great-grandchildren, extended family, and great friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Anne (nee Kolich) Saxe, and two brothers, Donald Bonamer and Roger Saxe.

She was born in Escanaba, Mich., and then moved to Oconomowoc. She went to school at St. Jerome. She worked at the Day Time Bakery until she graduated high school in 1958. She attended Whitewater University studying English and grammar. She met her husband there, Donald Sydow, who was also from Oconomowoc, and was married for 13 years.

Sharon was a dental lab technician, then a dental assistant for Dr. Crowley, DDS, for 20 years. She later worked at the ODTC serving meals to the residents. She loved boating, her kids, her family, her dogs, singing, dancing, music and the arts. She often played cards with family and friends. She always shared her passion for music with her brothers who loved to sing with her. She resided at the Elizabeth Residence for the last 11 years.

Visitation will be held from 9 AM until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM on Saturday, February 25, at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 995 Silver Lake St., Oconomowoc.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimerís Association, HAWS for her love of dogs (especially rescues), and the Oconomowoc Arts Center are appreciated.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Elizabeth Residence for all their care, patience, respect, and most of all for the love they showed Sharon and becoming her extended family. We will forever be grateful for their compassion. We would also like to thank Kindred Hospice for their special care and grace bestowed to Sharon and our family.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 262-5674459 or visit online at