Obit: Vetterkind, Sharon Rae (1943 - 2011)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Vetterkind, Raether, Lang, Stahnke, Walteraitis, Welch


----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI.) July 6, 2011


Vetterkind, Sharon Rae (25 March 1943 - 28 June 2011)


Sharon Rae Vetterkind, age 68, of Thorp, passes away at St. Joseph’s Hospital, in Marshfield on Tuesday, June 28, 2011.  Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2011, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Thorp.  Rev. Dan Welch officiated and burial followed at Riverside Cemetery in Withee.  Pallbearers were Sharon’s nephews.  Visitation was held at the church, on Saturday, from 9 a.m. until time of service.


Sharon Rae Vetterkind was born on March 25, 1943, in the Town of Reseburg, rural Thorp, to Charles and Leona (Raether) Vetterkind.  She was educated at area schools and graduated from Thorp High School in 1961.  After graduating from high school, Sharon worked in Des Plaines, IL at Federal Pacific, for several years, before returning to Wisconsin.  Sharon then worked at the Log Cabin Restaurant in Wausau, as a waitress, before moving to Thorp, where she worked at the Thorpedo Restaurant for 14 years.  For the past 23 years, Sharon was a waitress at the Cozy Corner Café, in Owen.  In her spare time, she enjoyed shopping, working, and being with her family and friends. 


She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Thorp.


Sharon is survived by one brother, Raymond (Jacqueline) Vetterkind of Thorp; two sisters: Shirley (Joseph) Lang of Thorp, and Sheila (James) Stahnke of Willard; one brother-in-law, Lawrence Walteraitis of Thorp; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Sandra Walteraitis.


Online condolences may be directed to


Thorp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.



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