Rosemary Regina Sheridan, 89
of Fond du Lac passed away Friday, February 16th, at St Francis Home in Fond du
Lac after a short illness. She was born December 21, 1929, in New Holstein, one
of six children born to Leo and Rose Morgen.
Following her graduation from
New Holstein High School in 1947 she took her first job at Tecumseh as a
bookkeeper. Finding the love of her
life, Bernard Sheridan, they married on April 19, 1950 at Holy Rosary Church in
New Holstein and then moved to the family farm, Luxerin Farms, taking on all
the many duties of a farm wife. As members of the Guernsey Association and later
the Holstein-Friesian Association of America, they received numerous individual
awards for their outstanding dairy herd and operation. Rosemary was heard
saying: “Barney would buy a cow and then I would have to figure out how to
pay for it.” They were truly loving partners. Upon his death on April 30, 1993,
Rosemary has kept the farm operating. Rosemary also owned and operated Paddy’s
Pizza in Eden from 1998-2015 and is a member of Envision Greater Fond du Lac.
Being an avid seamstress and
as a member of St Mary’s Church in Eden, she developed, organized, and provided
costumes for the Eden CYO Talent Show for many years. She was also a proud sponsor
of the University of Wisconsin Marching Band at the Eden Fireman’s Picnic and Parade.
Survivors include two sons: Frank of Campbellsport, Clarence Michael
(Desta) of Longwood, Florida; two daughters, Mary Kedinger (Herb) of Fond du
Lac, and Patricia Johnson of Indianapolis with a special thanks to Marian
She was very proud of her
seven grandchildren, Adam and Ryan Sheridan, Morgan Schmidt, Jessica Kiedrowski,
Jennifer and Jacob Kedinger, Kellie Barr, Michael and Lindsay Sheridan along
with thirteen great grandchildren Keegan, Cullen, and Kenzie Kiedrowski; Juliet, Joshua, Jonathan, and Jonah Kedinger;
Everett, Liam, and Graham Sheridan;
Melody Schmidt, and Kieran and Josie Barr. Also surviving her are sister,
JoAnn (RIchard) Geiser, brother, Robert (Sue) Morgen, sister-in-law, Ellen
Morgen, sister-in-law, Jean Ann Schmitz, and brother-in-law, Patrick (Joanne)
Memorials can be directed to
Ambassador Agriculture Program.
Visitation: Rosemary’s family
invites relatives and friends for a time of visitation at Shepherd of the
Hills, W1562 County Road B, Eden, on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 9:30 to
Service: A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated at the church on Saturday, following visitation at
11:30 AM. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Fond du Lac.
Online condolences can be
expressed at www.zacherlfuneralhome.com.