Obit: Kreft, Sherri M. (1947 - 2019)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Collins, Hardt, Haas, Kreft, Schmitt, Venzke

----Source: The Record - Review (Athens, Edgar, Marathon, Stratford, WI) 3/20/2019

Kreft, Sherri M. (Schmitt) (13 FEB 1947 - 13 MAR 2019)

Sherri M. Kreft, Marathon, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

She was born Feb. 13, 1947, in Athens, daughter of the late Sylvester and Linda (Hardt) Schmitt. On May 27, 1967, she married Duane Kreft at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Athens. He survives.

Sherri was primarily a homemaker, but also worked as a dietary aide at Aspirus Wausau Hospital for many years. She enjoyed shopping and baking, being the “go to” volunteer mom for her two children during their school years, as well as bowling and snowmobiling in her earlier years. She would tell you that her greatest happiness came from spending time with her “three little angels,” the grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Duane Kreft, Marathon; two children: Tammy (Greg) Haas, River Falls and Tim (Amii) Kreft, Mosinee; three grandchildren: Brittany Haas, Connor and Sierra Kreft; three brothers: Orlando Schmitt, Duane (Helen) Schmitt and Darrel Schmitt, all of Wausau; and one sister, Nathlie Venzke, Athens; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019, at Saint Andrew Lutheran Church, Rib Mountain. The Rev. Jenn Collins presided. Entombment will be in Memorial Chapel Mausoleum, Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Friends called on Sunday from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Avenue, Wausau, and again on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Memorials may be sent to Saint Andrew Lutheran Church in Sherri’s name.



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