Kathleen L. “Kathy” Shepherd

Kathleen L. “Kathy” Shepherd

Kathleen L. “Kathy” Shepherd, 60, of Potosi passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2012, at her home following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2012 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Platteville. Rev. Shane Krause will officiate. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Kathleen L. “Kathy” Shepherd Memorial Fund. Online condolences can be made at www.melbyfh.com The Melby-Bendorf Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, is serving the family.

Kathy was born on August 5, 1951 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of Marvin and Verna Mae (Schober) Strunk. She was united in marriage to John Shepherd on May 30, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran High School and attended Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota. She worked for V F Imagewear in Pewaukee, Wisconsin for many years. She worked for Montchevre Cheese in Belmont since August 2011. Kathy was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Platteville. She enjoyed camping, gardening, sports and singing. Kathy especially loved spending time with her family and friends.

Kathy is survived by her husband, John of Potosi, WI; children, Marshall (Susan) Heinitz of Waukesha, WI; Danielle Heinitz of Lomira, WI; Michelle (Richard, Jr.) Giese of Appleton, WI; step-children, Amy (John) Hulsizer of Dubuque, IA; John Shepherd, Jr.; two grandchildren; 9 step-grandchildren; father, Marvin Strunk of Waukesha; sister, Charlene (Robert) Williams of Norway, MI; brothers, Wesley (Kristen) Strunk of West Bend, WI; Jeffrey (JoAnn) Strunk of Rhinelander, WI; Lesley (Pamela) Strunk of Oconomowoc, WI; father-in-law, Carl “Buck” Shepherd of Lancaster, WI; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Verna Mae and mother-in-law, Gladys Shepherd.