Sharon A. Jahnke, age 68, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at her home in Appleton. Sharon was born on November 30, 1942, in Appleton, daughter of Walter and Bernice (Wagner) Neumann. She graduated from Fox Valley Lutheran High School in 1961. On June 19, 1964, she was married to Jerome ‚ÄúJerry‚Äù Jahnke in Winona, Minnesota. She worked for over 30 years as a bookkeeper for Feldmann, Inc. Sheet Metal Fabrication. Sharon loved music and loved to dance. She loved traveling, especially to Hawaii, and to Florida for the winter. Sharon also loved doing puzzles, and shopping. One of her greatest loves in life was being a grandmother.
Sharon is survived by her husband, Jerry; two sons, Michael (Shelley) Jahnke, and Jeffery (Kimberly) Jahnke; six grandchildren, Jaice, Jordan, Kyle, Karley, Hannah, and Brianna Mae; her mother, Bernice Neumann; two sisters, Donna Olson, and Debra (Patrick) Jacklin; two brothers, Ralph (Jo-Ann) Neumann, and Dennis (Kris) Neumann; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Neumann.
A memorial service for Sharon will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2011, at ST. MATTHEW EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 129 S. Mason Street, Appleton, with Rev. Paul Schuler officiating. Friends may call on Saturday at church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Inurnment will take place at Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for Sharon may be made to a fund being established in her name. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Oncology department and the 4th floor nurses and staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital, as well as Affinity Hospice for their care, compassion, and support.
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street