Sheryl Ann Hanni

Sheryl Ann Hanni, 47, went to heaven to walk with her Lord Jesus on Saturday, March 18, 2006 after battling breast cancer since 1998.

She was born in Hartford to Glenn and Joanne (nee Livingston) Boltz on May 12, 1958.

Sheryl was a lifelong member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hartford, having been involved in the Sunday school and choir programs. She was also instrumental in the start up of the Sycamore Tree Christian Child Care Center.

Sheryl married her best friend and love of her life, Jeffrey D. Hanni at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hartford on Nov. 1, 1980. The couple had just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in November 2005.

Sheryl graduated from Hartford Union High School, the University of Wisconsin Washington County and UW-Oshkosh, along with taking many classes through Moraine Park Technical College over the years.

She had been employed in the mental health, child care and education fields. Most recently, Sheryl was a toddler one teacher at Great Expectations Early Learning Center in Watertown.

She was the proud mother of two daughters, Jennifer Susan (special friend David Nessler) Hanni, a human services student at UW-Oshkosh, and Mary Elizabeth (special friend Eric Justman) Hanni, a political science student at Marian College.

In her free time, Sheryl enjoyed sewing, especially baby and wedding quilts.

She enjoyed going to the cabin by Boulder Junction, and going to Colorado to visit Jeff’s cousin, Susan and Gary Hurelle was always a special treat.

Sheryl always enjoyed time spent with friends, Wendy, Cindy and Jill.

Survivors include her husband, Jeff; daughters, Jennifer and Mary; her parents, Glenn and Joanne Boltz of Hartford; her parents-in-law, Harold and Delores Hanni of Iron Ridge; a sister, Sue (Dave) Rohlinger of Hartford; three brothers-in-law, Ken (Kate) Hanni of Iron Ridge, David (Feri) Hanni of Hartford and Mark (special friend Karen Streekstra) Hanni of Mayville; nieces and nephews, Aimee (Ty) Jeranek, Ciara and Hunter, Ben (Paula) Hanni, Dan Hanni, Joe (Trish) Hanni, Andrew Rohlinger, Bethany (Dana) Borgschatz, Dylan and Spencer Hanni; other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her paternal grandparents, Lawrence and Esther Boltz; maternal grandparents, Harry and Esther Livingston; a brother-in-law, Dan Hanni; and a nephew, Tim Rohlinger.

Funeral services were Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hartford, with Rev. Dr. Robert C. Kirchman officiating. Visitation was at the church prior to the service. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hartford.

Koepsell Funeral Home, Mayville, served the family.