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Sharlee Schaafs-Mittelstaedt, age 71, formerly of Sheboygan, passed away on Tuesday, January 24th.
She was born on February 26, 1951, in Duluth, MN, to the late Ernest and Ruth (Mattson) Vocelka. She attended local schools and graduated from South High School in 1969. She furthered her education and received a bachelors degree in education at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. In 1972, Sharlee was united in marriage to Gerald Schaafs and he preceded her in death on March 26, 2004. In 2007, she was united in marriage to Larry Mittelstaedt who preceded her in death on July 7, 2009. Sharlee was employed for many years at Sheboygan Medical Arts and the Sheboygan County Board of Realtors. She entered the dog world in 1990, where she became an AKC certified agility judge and trained multiple dogs. This enriched her life with travel experiences and a group of lifelong friends.
Sharlee enjoyed bowling with her husband and friends and attending her daughters events, such as sports, band, etc. She found joy in making many memories with her granddaughters throughout the years.
Sharlee is survived by her daughters, Jodi (Steve) Heim and Rachel (Mark) Noltner; granddaughters, Laura Heim and Siena Noltner; nieces, nephews, other family and friends further survive.
Along with her parents and husbands, Sharlee was preceded in death by her step-father, Harley Mueller; sisters-in-law, Mildred (Arno) Albrecht and Marlene (Ted) Zimmermann and a nephew, Ray Albrecht.
A Memorial Service for Sharlee will take place at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at Ballhorn Chapels Funeral and Cremation Care Center, 1201 N 8th St. in Sheboygan with Pastor Krysta Deede officiating. Family will greet visitors at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until the time of the service. Sharlee will be laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery. For those who cannot attend the service for Sharlee can do so virtually on her obituary page on the funeral home website.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Sharlee’s name.
The family would like to thank the staff at Journey Care Hospice for the loving care they have provided the last few months.
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
11:00am - 1:00pm (Central time)
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
1:00 - 2:00pm (Central time)
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