Sharon Marie Schoenfeld, 77, of Plymouth, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls.

Sharon was born April 14, 1940 to Charles and Fern (Koehler) Nelson. She was a 1958 graduate of Plymouth High School and she also received her teaching certificate from Sheboygan County Teacher’s College in 1960. On June 24, 1961, she married Ron Schoenfeld. Sharon taught at Elkhart Lake Elementary School until she and Ron started their family.

Sharon was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and took her household duties seriously. She enjoyed baking with her grandchildren, sewing, ceramics, knitting, rosemaling, stained glass, genealogy, lunch with the ‘58er’s, and WTMJ4.

Sharon enjoyed her adventures with Ron, especially traveling to Maine and Michigan, Ireland, Disney World, and Door County. They enjoyed camping, 50-mile bike rides, the Mackinac Bridge Walk, and cemetery walks.

Sharon was a member of Salem United Church of Christ and had been a youth leader, taught church school, confirmation, was a member of Willing Workers, Naomi Circle, and formed Helping Hands and Sunshine Circle, served on the Consistory, made baptismal banners, and coordinated funeral luncheons.

Sharon is survived by her husband, Ron, of 56 years, and four daughters; Amy (Jeff) Buechel of Plymouth; Anne Hernandez of Plymouth; Nancy Schoenfeld of Kuwait; Natalie Richart of West Bend; seven grandchildren, John, Jill, and Kate Buechel, Amanda (John) Camalick and Austin Hernandez, and Nicole and Katie Richart; a sister, Barb Englebretson, of Mauston; and a sister-in-law, Rita Ihly, of Bellingham, WA. She is also survived by numerous cousins and nieces and nephews.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Tom Nelson; parents-inlaw, Arno and Ida Schoenfeldt and Charles and Ramona Ottenstein; brothers-in-law, Lee Schoenfeldt.and Kurt Englebretson.

A funeral service to celebrate Sharon’s life will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at noon at Salem United Church of Christ in Plymouth, with Rev. James Hoppert officiating. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may greet the family on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the church from 10 am until the time of service at noon.

A memorial fund is being established in her name for Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice and Salem United Church of Christ Memorial Fund.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit

The family would like to thank those who have assisted Sharon over the course of her illness including Dr. Kumar and staff of the Vince Lombardi Cancer Center, the staff at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, Rev. James Hoppert, Dale Miller, Robbie Gremminger, and Marsha Meyer.

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