Middleton- Wendy C. Harris (Uminski) age 56, passed away at Meriter Hospital on December 7th, 2013 surrounded by her family.
Wendy was born on January 19, 1957 in Waupun, Wi to Bill & Phyllis Uminski. Wendy grew up in Middleton, Wi and enjoyed her life on Hubbard Ave. She attended UW-Stout and MATC. Wendy worked in the medical field at UW Hospital, among many other Human service positions.
Wendy's passion for life was evident through her painting, jewelry, and baking which includes her famous chocolate amaretto cheesecake. She spent numerous years as a charter member of Madison Drum and Bugle Corps/ Capital Aires.
Wendy's commitment in her search of spirituality through the 12 steps of AA offered peace and comfort not only for herself but many others.
Wendy achieved her greatest accomplishment in her life which was her four beautiful children. They will deeply miss her love and guidance. She's survived by daughter Brooke Webster (Dan) granddaughter Jolan and twins on the way in May of Poynette, Wi, son Billy Burkhalter (Jenna) and granddaughter Brylie of Sacramento, CA and Daughter Kaitlyn Harris of Sun Prairie, WI. Wendy is also survived by her mother Phyllis Uminski of Middleton, WI, sister Cindy Polan (Robert) of Denver, CO, brother Dan Uminski of Middleton, WI, sister Deb Weber (Dave) of Waunakee, WI. Besides her immediate family she leaves behind aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and numerous friends.
Wendy is preceded in death by her daughter Rachel Dawn Burkhalter, father Bill Uminski and sister in law Susan Uminski.
A celebration of Wendy's life will be held on Thursday, December 12, from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Olbrich Gardens. A time for reflection will start promptly at 7:00pm. In lieu of flowers the family has requested a donation to be made in Wendy's honor to the Dane County Humane Society, or the Organ Procurement Organization.
Wendy's selflessness was exemplified by the giving of life through organ donation. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the ICU medical staff and emergency services of Meriter Hospital , Middleton EMS and Organ Procurement Organization. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the care of our mother.
"Let us linger here a while in the foolishness of things"
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