Sheryl L. Peters,
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
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
Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for the family.
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