Sharon Irwin

Obituary of Sharon Lynette Irwin

Sharon L Irwin, age 73 of Watertown, Wisconsin passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at Marquardt Memorial Manor in Watertown.

Sherry was born on March 20, 1949, in Muskegon, Michigan to John and Bernadine (Gauthier) Irwin. Sherry moved to Jefferson, Wisconsin in the 90’s where she was an off-campus resident of St. Coletta for many years before moving to Fort Atkinson where she worked in the kitchen at the Fireside Dinner Theater. She loved riding with the cab driver, Dan, on her many visits to Culver’s restaurant and knew all the staff there by name. She collected Disney ornaments, figurines and movies and was able to take a Disney cruise with other residents of St. Coletta’s which she enjoyed immensely. She loved Diet Pepsi and the staff from her group homes and the nursing home made sure she had it available so she could drink one a day.

She is survived by her siblings: Karen (John) Felix of North Muskegon, Robert (Diana) Irwin, Lois Epplett, Susan (Howard) Gilbert and Janey (David) Paprocki of Ravenna, 19 nieces and nephews, 45 great nieces & nephews, 13 great-great nieces & nephews with one more on the way, and her aunts, Gloria (Bruce) Wells of Watertown, and Peggy Messer of Lake Mills, WI. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, William and Gerald Irwin; brother-in-law, Timothy Epplett; nieces, Laura Beth Irwin-Gilbert & Kerri Jo Irwin-Welch and her nephew, Andrew Felix-Gilmore.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Sherry’s wonderful and amazing Care Manager, Rhonda Foley, who has been a blessing to Sherry and to our family for over eighteen years. We never worried about Sherry’s well-being with Rhonda looking out for her!

Funeral services will be held at 3pm on Saturday, May 6th, 2023, at the Ravenna United Methodist Church in Ravenna, Michigan. Visitation will be at the church at 2pm. There will be a meal & time of fellowship following the services.

The family encourages donations to St Coletta of Wisconsin in Sherry’s memory. Established by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi-Milwaukee over a century ago, St. Coletta of Wisconsin is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality residential, day/vocational programs and services for persons with development disabilities (DD) and other challenges. Their address is N4737 County Road Y, Jefferson, WI 53549. The website is

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