Sherry L. Flunker, 59

Sherry L. Flunker, 59, of Plymouth passed away unexpectedly early Sunday morning, June 12, 2011, as a result of an automobile accident.

She was born on Sept. 6, 1951, in Plymouth, a daughter of Lucile Kleinhans Matzdorf and the late Norman Matzdorf.

She attended Acorn Grade School and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1969. She graduated from Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland with an associate degree as a registered nurse.

On Oct. 31, 1970, she married John Flunker at Salem Plankroad Church. The couple has resided in the town of Mitchell since their marriage.

She was employed at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend. She also worked at Sharon S. Richardson Hospice and worked 15 years at Valley View Medical Center in Plymouth.

Sherry was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in Plymouth and was the parish nurse in the church. She served as the treasurer for the town of Mitchell for many years.

She cherished the time spent with her grandchildren and enjoyed gardening, walking in the kettles, collecting antiques, traveling (especially to the ocean), attending musicals and plays, working in her flower gardens and reading.

Survivors include her husband, John of the town of Mitchell; her children, Jackie (Tom) Veldman, Casey Flunker and Brett Flunker, all of the town of Mitchell; her grandchildren, Joshua and Sam Veldman, Seth Flunker, Cody Behnke, Caroline and Rachel Flunker; her mother, Lucile (Al) Nysse of Sheboygan Falls; her mother-in-law, Lucille Mueller of Plymouth; sisters, Ginny Horneck of Plymouth, Karen Schinabeck of Sheboygan, Bev (Jim) Weigel of Cascade and

Charlene (David) Buckman of Plymouth; brother-in-law, Charles (Jean) Flunker of Waldo; sisters-inlaw, Judy Shovan of Cascade, Sallie Jensen of Plymouth, Linda (Dennis) Wieck of Elkhart Lake, Bernice Flunker of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Jill Flunker of the town of Mitchell. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Sherry was preceded in death by her father, Norman Matzdorf; brother, Lloyd Matzdorf; fathers-in-law, Alfred Flunker and Roger Mueller; brothers-in-law, Tony Schinabeck, Norman Horneck, Dick Flunker, Wally Flunker, Roger Shovan and Willie Jensen Jr; and dephews, Ron Schneider and Danny Flunker.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 16, at 11 a.m. at Salem United Church of Christ in Plymouth. The Rev. James Hoppert, pastor of the church, will officiate and cremation will follow the services. Relatives and friends may call at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth on Wednesday, June 15, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and at the chruch on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Sherry’s name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving her family. For online condolences, visit

Sherry had a passion for taking care of people, and will be missed by all who knew her.