Sherri Willborn

Obituary of Sherri Ann Willborn

Sherri Ann (Rohde) Willborn, 59, of Cambridge passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Sherri was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin on September 7, 1960, to John R. and Donna J. (Guzzetta) Rohde. She graduated from Madison Memorial High School in 1978. She worked for McDonald's Corporation after high school and there met her future husband. On February 17, 1989, Father Bill Nolan presided over the marriage of Sherri to a wonderful man, Phil Robert Willborn, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Madison, WI. They had two children together, who Sherri often called “the joy of our life”. Sherri worked in food service at the local high school so she could be close to her kids and see them every day. Sherri enjoyed volunteering and being helpful in the lives of others. After her husband’s passing, Sherri was fortunate to meet a true blessing in her life, Paul W. Halverson. Sherri and Paul spent 7 wonderful years together, enjoying each other’s company and doing what made them happy, including travelling the country, bird watching, boating, volunteering, and spending quality time with family. They adopted a Yorkshire Terrier, named Riggs.

Surviving are her children: Robert John (Wife: Ashley) Willborn, Cleveland, OH and Sarah Carmelita Schmidt (Husband: Derrick), Fort Atkinson, WI; One granddaughter: Amelia Schmidt; Two Siblings: Lynn (Scott) Murray, Verona, WI and Steve Rohde, Cambridge, WI; Mother: Donna Rohde, Madison, WI; Two Sister-in-Laws: Jennifer Jensen, Rice Lake, WI and Sue (Jeff) Nikolai, Rhinelander, WI. She is further survived by many other nieces, nephews, cousins, other supportive and caring relatives and friends.

Sherri was preceded in death by her husband, father, parents-in-law Bob and Linda (Romnes) Willborn, Uncle George and Aunt Lib Guzzetta, Uncle Ron Harrington, and Uncle John and Cousin, Jimmy Guzzetta.


Those that are vaccinated are invited to celebrate Sherri's life at 11AM on Saturday, August 21 at Nitardy Funeral Home in Cambridge. Visitation will take place from 9AM until the time of service.

A special thanks to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Rainbow Hospice in Johnson Creek, and St. Pius X in Cambridge for the appreciated care and support.


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