Sheila M. (Hoffman) Gerard, age 66, passed away peacefully at Skaalen Nursing and Rehab on Saturday, February 22, 2014 after a courageous battle with Rectal Cancer.

Sheila was born in Madison, Wisc on April 10, 1947, to Clarence and Arlene Hoffman.

Sheila married Michael Gerard on April 11, 1970.

Sheila was a gentle soul; she was always there for her children and family. She is survived by her husband Mike Gerard; her children - Twins Shane Gerard of Stoughton, Shelby (Tim) Thorson of Stoughton, and Nathan Gerard; Grandchildren, Angelikah Gerard and Luke Thorson of Stoughton, her mother-in-law Alice (Gerard) Peterson, sister in-laws Judy (Wayne) Foster and Carol (Don) Andrysczyk. Sheila is also survived by her siblings; James and Judy Hoffman and their children Jill and Joe and their family, Jenny Hoffman, also Nancy and Chub Viney their daughter Shannon (Scott) Gunsolus their children Nick Mason and Mitchel Gunsolus. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews from Florida Rhonda, Kristi (Pat) Muntz, Howard Jr. and Doris Hoffman, Doug and Sharon Hoffman, Rod Hoffman.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, her brother Howard Hoffman and wife Diane, and her Father-in-law Harold Gerard.

We would like to thank St. Mary's Hospital and Doctors for their excellent care also the staff at Stoughton Hospital for their compassion and excellent care and all of her doctors. We would especially like to thank Skaalen Nursing and Rehab for their excellent care and compassion. Thank you Angie and Kerrie and all of the staff of unit 6 for being there for her and her family. Thank you to Agrace HospiceCare and their staff for helping her through this journey.

Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow. Sheila may you always walk in sunshine. She will be missed and loved.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday February 27, 2014 at Christ Lutheran Church, 700 County Road B, Stoughton, WI. Visitation will be held at church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday. Sheila will be laid to rest at Lutheran South Cemetery and following the Internment a luncheon will be served at church.

Psalm 37: We will hold you highly within our hearts, and there you will remain until the joyous day arrives that we will meet again.