Sharon Ann Dummer, 73, Beaver Dam passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018.
She was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on August 6, 1944, daughter of Donald E. and Ruth E. (Wellso) Schrab. On August 29, l964, she married Gary H. Dummer at St. Stephens Lutheran Church, Horicon, WI with the Rev. Carl Selle and Rev. Harold Schroeter officiating.
Sharon was a member of the Horicon High School graduating class of 1962. During high school she enjoyed participating in pep and marching bands playing clarinet and singing in chorus and glee club and later continued sharing those talents by singing in church choir.
Her employment career consisted of working at AC Nielsen, Fond du Lac, Kiekaffer’s and Three Sister’s, both of Beaver Dam, John Deere and Marlin’s – Toy Division, both of Horicon, Beaver Theatre and J.C. Penny, both of Beaver Dam – retiring May 15, 2004 from J.C. Penny as their cash room auditor.
In her younger years she volunteered as a Sunday school and vacation bible school teacher and her artistic abilities allowed her to lead many art & craft workshops and projects when requested.
She will be remembered by many in the area for her amateur award winning flower arrangements and her service to the Dodge County Fair as its Floriculture Department Superintendent from1978 through 1990. She enjoyed being a member of the Visitor and Hospitality Committee for the 1991 City of Beaver Dam Sesquicentennial and planning the events for special quests and the general public that attended.
She also enjoyed every aspect of nature and all of God’s creations that were available for observation on a daily basis.
She loved both ocean and river cruises; traveling in the United States; the Mexican Riviera; Provinces of Canada; the Caribbean; Mexico; Europe and day trips to area attractions and casinos. She enjoyed reading and spent countless hours caring for her vegetable and flower gardens.
In earlier days she enjoyed cooking and baking and entertaining for special events and holidays.
No matter how difficult, she could always find good in every situation and individual and would always put everyone’s needs first and think of what she might need for herself last.
Sharon was her family’s Go-to-Gal, always ready to listen, give opinions and suggestions when asked and assist in fulfilling their goals and ideas in as many ways as possible. Meeting the needs of her family and loved ones were of utmost importance to her and she cherished the happy times spent with them.
Sharon’s faith was evident and strong with the belief that her days on earth were determined at birth and God verified her belief when he chose to select her to join him in eternal life. She received the greatest birthday gift possible from God on the eve of her 74th Birthday.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Ruth Schrab; her sister Gloria Pingel; grandparents Edward and Elsie (Priest) Schrab & William and Ella (Schroeter) Wellso; Special aunt and uncle Oliver and Florence (Wellso) Schmidt; loving uncle Raymond Schrab; In-laws Harvey and Erma Dummer and brother-in-law Duane Dummer.
Sharon is survived by her husband Gary, daughter Michelle and son Greg both of Beaver Dam and one granddaughter Alison of Stevens Point; brother-in-law Morris Pingel; aunt Victoria Schrab and her family; sister-in-law Connie (Michael) Thull; niece Lynn Thull and sister-in-law Carol Dummer; nephew Douglas (Terri) Dummer and their family; other relatives and friends.
They say Angels are among us, and because of Sharon, we know this to be true – You are a beautiful soul
Visitation will take place on Friday, August 10, 2018 at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd, Beaver Dam from 10:00 am until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Rick Lund officiating. Burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery.
Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at www.cstonefs.com