Delores Sharkey, 88, Horicon

September 26, 2018

Delores Sharkey, 88, Horicon, passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam, finding peace of mind, body and soul.

A celebration of Delores’ life will take place Monday, Oct. 8, at 11 a.m. at Koepsell Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with a visitation taking place Monday, Oct. 8, from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Horicon.

Delores Johnson was born Aug. 12, 1930, the first child of Clarence and Norma (Pieper) Johnson. She was a graduate of Horicon High School and UW- Oshkosh. She married Robert G. Sharkey Jan. 14, 1956. Delores chose teaching as a career and taught for many years in the Horicon and Mayville School Districts. Her goal was to impart a lifelong love of learning to her students.

She made a lasting impact on her family and friends, raising four children who in turn passed their good humor, patience, drive, independence and compassion on to the next generation.

Delores is survived by her children, Jean (Roger) Schliewe of Horicon, Laure Noe of Beaver Dam, Suzanne (David) Sachse of Faribault, Minnesota, and Ross (Catherine) Sharkey of Germantown; her siblings, Marlene Marsh of Horicon, Charles Johnson of Beaver Dam, Judy Thompson of Horicon, and Shirley (Tom) Doughty of Kewaskum; her grandchildren, Tyler (Gwen) Sachse, Holly Noe, Brooke (Michael) Serpe, Jack (Angie) Schliewe, Sam (Samantha) Sharkey, and Maddy (fiancé Dan) Sharkey; her great-grandsons, Xavier and Linden Sachse; her great-granddaughter, Luna Schliewe; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Delores was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Sharkey; her parents; and brothers, Robert Johnson and Richard Johnson.

The family thanks the caregivers at Hillside Manor for their compassionate care and kindness.

In lieu of flowers, direct memorials to your local Humane Society to carry on Delores’ love of animals.

Koepsell Murray Funeral Home in Horicon is serving the family. For online condolences and other information, visit KoepsellFH.com.

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