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American Cancer Society
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Pewaukee, WI 53072
Desert Hills Lutheran Church
2150 South Camino Del Sol
Green Valley, AZ 85622
Life Story / Obituary
Surrounded by her loving husband, John, Sheila Ann Westrich, age 75, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at her residence. She courageously fought cancer for many years, a disease she refused to be a victim of but instead lived life fully. Sheila was born in Racine, August 28, 1948, daughter of the late John and Florence (Nee: Meuli) Hepding.
Sheila was a graduate of William Horlick High School “Class of 1966. Furthering her education, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. On April 20, 1974, at Holy Communion Lutheran Church, she was united in marriage to John P. Westrich. She was employed by Racine County Human Services as a social worker for many years. Sheila had an exceptional flare for fashion, home decorating and designing for the holidays. Above all, she cherished the many friendships and time shared with the Pink Paddling Power Dragon Boat Team. She loved to travel and together with John she was able to visit several countries in Europe including Holland, Germany, Austria, and Italy. They also traveled several times to Asia visiting China, Thailand, and Singapore. She was also an avid Brewers and Packers fan and enjoyed her many trips with friends to watch both teams play.
She will be dearly missed by her husband of forty-nine years, John; her sisters- in-law and brothers-in-law, Anne (Paul) Goplin, Philip (Kathleen) Westrich, Kristine (Dennis) Anderson, Joseph (Ami) Westrich, Mark (Laurie) Westrich, Maureen (David) Anderson, Mathew (Diane) Westrich, Luke Westrich, Andrew (Janet) Westrich; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Michael (Barbara) Westrich.
A Memorial Service celebrating Sheila’s life will be held Thursday, November 2, 2023, 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Thursday at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. Private interment will be held at Graceland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society or to Desert Hills Lutheran Church, 2150 South Camino Del Sol, Green Valley, AZ 85622 have been suggested.