Sharon A. Hopfensperger, 75, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on May 27, 1946, in Appleton, the daughter of Clarence and Rita (Wittmann) DeShaney. Sharon was united in marriage to Thomas James Hopfensperger on June 30, 1965, at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Appleton. She was employed with St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton as a dietary aid for over 30 years, retiring in 2008.
Sharon enjoyed decorating for the holidays and seasons, she always knew how to make them fun for all. She is well known for her delicious sugar cookies, and always remembering to send everyone a birthday, Christmas, or anniversary card. She is best described as being devoted, loyal, and possessing an unconditional love like no other mother or grandmother could. Sharon loved spending time with her grandchildren, playing games, watching movies, and playing on her iPad.
Sharon is survived by her husband, Tom: 3 children: Toni (Tim) Lohrenz, Tom Jr. (Beth), and Steven (Gloria) Hopfensperger; 5 grandchildren: Mitchell (fiancé Carissa Delain) and Adam Lohrenz, Lily and Alec Hopfensperger, and Joshua Roth; 8 sisters and 3 brothers; other relatives and friends.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents and a brother: Clarence “Mike” DeShaney.
Memorial service will be held at 6:00 pm, on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at the Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior St., Appleton, with Pastor Douglas Pirkey officiating. The service will be Livestreamed via Sharon’s obituary page at www.wichmannfuneralhomes.com for those who cannot make it in person. Visitation will be on Wednesday at the funeral home from 3:00 pm until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are appreciated to St. Vincent De Paul. Inurnment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Appleton.
Sharon’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all her sisters; especially, Judy and Kim for always being there for her and having her back, as well as to the staff at ThedaCare at Home and Hospice, especially Ben and Peggy, for their love, compassion, and care.