Sheryl L. Peters, 53

Sheryl L. Peters (nee Sramek), age 53, of West Bend, found peace and entered Eternal Life on Friday Jan. 3, 2014 at her home. She was born on Sept. 9, 1960, in Orland Park, Ill., to the late Edward and Darlene (nee Tomschin) Sramek. She later grew up in Random Lake area and attended high school there where their family owned the school mascot, a ram. She spent sometime during the summers on the road with her family while growing up.

Sheryl began working early in life. The Sramek family always had a business to run and catering was an integral part of it while they were growing up in that era. In 1984, Sheryl helped open up the Ponderosa in West Bend as a shift supervisor. In 1988, Eric was assigned to Ponderosa in West Bend and they both worked together as managers until 1994. Eric and Sheryl were happily married in July of 1993. In 1994, Sheryl helped open up the Ponderosa in Hartford.

Sheryl later found her dream job of CBRF care giver and enjoyed taking care of seniors, the disabled and other clients. This was something that Sheryl felt blessed to do until her eternal life. Sheryl’s love of family was always her top priority, she loved being with her sisters, nieces, and nephews! Every weekend she would care for her mother- in -law Bette. Sheryl loved animals, especially her two beloved cats. She would feed the birds daily for the past 20 years. Additional interests of Sheryl were vacationing to Mexico, cooking, motorcycling, rock ‘n’ roll, going to car shows, reading, gardening, and wave running. The last few years Sheryl found a love of camping where she could relax in an up-north atmosphere and be with fine friends. This sanctuary was near the Wisconsin Dells at “The Rock” where she visited every weekend during the summer with her husband.

She is survived by her husband, Eric Peters of West Bend; two sisters, Sandy (Calvin) Fischer of Ripon and Stacy (Tom) Linden of Aurora, Ill.; six nieces and nephews, Abby, Elizabeth, Jason and Katie Fischer and Grace and Lance Linden; and other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service in celebration of Sheryl’s life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 3 p.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home in West Bend. Visitation will be at the funeral home from noon till the time of service.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for the family. Online condolences may be expressed at