July 9, 1927 - September 17, 2018
Marilyn “Lynn” Ina Sheldon (née Vangsness) 91 years old, went home to the Lord on September 17, 2018. She resided at Country Terrace in Minocqua for the past 5 years. Marilyn was born on July 9, 1927 to the late Clarence and Oline Vangsness in Milwaukee, WI. As a teenager, she met the love of her life Fred “Bob” Sheldon while roller skating at the Palomar Rink. They wed on Valentine’s Day in 1948 and moved to West Allis where they raised their two children Gary and Lynn. As a member of Lutheran Memorial Church she would teach Sunday School and lead bible study groups. She was also involved in various volunteer work and would host neighborhood fundraisers with her children. In the 1960s, after her husband retired from Spector Freight, they moved to Blueberry Rd. on Witches Lake in Sayner, WI. In the wintertime they would often travel south to escape the cold and enjoy the sandy beaches of Florida. She enjoyed living in the northern woods where she would paint, make ceramics and socialize with the lakers. She adored her birds, especially the cardinals, and took great delight tending to her beautiful flowers. She loved collecting antiques, learning about her Norwegian heritage, and getting together with her girlfriends Jesse, Shirley, Gloria, Pat and June. Marilyn’s love was for her friends and family, including her poodles Jody and Tawny. She had a strong passion for cooking and hosting holiday dinners, baking Christmas cookies was her forte. She found glory and peace while worshiping at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church in Sayner, WI and was grateful for the fellowship and kindness of its members. She enjoyed quality time with frequent visits with her daughter, Lynn and Steve going shopping, out to eat, laughing and reminiscing about the old times. Her loving family will miss her dearly. She leaves behind her daughter Lynn Sheldon (Steve), grandchildren: Stacey (Dale) Sobek, Shelley (Jamison) Zahares-Carbine, and Jake (Elle Young) Zahares. Also her great-grandchildren: Jacob (Bailey) Denz, Damien (Alex) Carbine, Darien Carbine, Kaylee Lang, Aries, Nora Zahares and Jax Jackson. Also family members: Cousin Viola, sister-in-law Barbara Marconi, Godchild and niece Kirsten Vangsness, niece Karla (Scott) Vangsness-Winkler, niece Yvonne (Tom) Hall, and nephews David and Dean Sheldon. She also had many relatives in North Dakota: Loren Swenson, Chuck Erstad, Paul Thoen, Joanne Sorbel, Marlys Johnson, Norma Megrund, and Phyllis Simonsen. She also will be missed by her close friends: Barb Maines, Roseanne Ferry, the staff at Country Terrace NH, especially director Kristy Burke, and her fellow residents (especially Doris and Frenchie). Marilyn will be joining her loved ones in heaven: her husband, Fred, son Gary, her brother Errol along with her parents, Clarence and Oline Vangsness and mother-in-law: Minnie Bork (Strom) and Sister T. A celebration service will be held at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church at 2903 State Hwy 155, Sayner, WI 54560 on October 6 at 11:00 am, burial will follow at the Sayner Cemetery. Services by Bolger Funeral Home in Minocqua, WI. Special thanks to Pastor William Wendorf and the members of Shepherd of the Lakes Church. In lieu of flowers, monetary contributions welcomed.
Marilyn “Lynn” Ina Sheldon (née Vangsness) 91 years old, went home to the Lord on September 17, 2018. She resided at Country Terrace in Minocqua for the past 5 years. Marilyn was born on July 9, 1927 to the late Clarence and Oline... View Obituary & Service Information
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