Sharon L. ‘Sherry’ Olsen, 56

Sharon L. "Sherry" Olsen, 56, of West Bend passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010, in Zephyrhills, Fla., where she was a winter resident.

Sherry enjoyed many years of travelling and loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her parents, Charles and Ethel (nee Schwartz) Ries of West Bend; her sister, Pamela (Gregory) Jonas of Neenah and their children, Bradley, Courtney and Elizabeth. Sherry is further survived by her aunt, Beverly (Robert) Walter of Allenton; her uncles, Gerald (friend, Ginny Maine) Ries of Pinellas Park, Fla., and Kenneth (Mary Ann) Ries of Centerville, Ga.; her cousins, Jeffrey (Debra) Walter and their family, Wendy (Tom) Wilson, Amy (Randall) Russell and Harvey Ries.

She is preceded in death by her sister, Debora Ries.

A memorial service for Sherry will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2010, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Dr., West Bend, with the Rev. Jack Freiheit and the Rev. Vernon Clausing presiding. Gathering will be from 1 p.m. until time of service. Interment will be at Diefenbach Cemetery at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to either St. John’s United Church of Christ, 520 W. Washington St., Slinger, or the National Ataxia Foundation, 2600 Fernbrook Lane, Suite 119, Minneapolis, MN 55447-4752.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.