It is with deep sadness and a broken heart that I announce the passing of Sharyl Wenger, age 64. Born April 21, 1957, in Wauwatosa, WI, to Lloyd and Marion Dolsen, she was the fifth of eleven siblings. May 12, 1979, at the age of 22, she married the love of her life, David Wenger. Together, they brought into the world three children. They settled into their lives and eventually built a new house in Willmar, MN, where they raised their family until the untimely passing of David at the tender age of 43.
Following through on a promise made as newlyweds, Sharyl moved her young family to Provo, UT. After only three short years, she returned to Minnesota, purchased a new home, and did her best to guide her teenagers into adulthood. Despite dropping out of high school in the 10th grade, Sharyl completed her associate degree in Graphic Design later in life.
Always the consummate baker, Sharyl was loved far and wide by people she never had an opportunity to meet for her unparalleled baking skills. Her flagship recipe for Banana Bread topped the list of her most loved creations. She took great pride in her passion for baking; the satisfaction others derived from her delectable treats brought a sense of pride and accomplishment that could be seen in her smile.
Sharyl's crowning achievement was taking on the mantle and title of "Grandma". She wanted nothing more from this world than to be there as her children grew up and found their own paths in life.
Sharyl is preceded in death by her husband, David Wenger, her parents Lloyd and Marion Dolsen, and nephew, David Kraus. She is survived by her children Joshua, Jeremy, and Staci Wenger, her grandchildren Chelsea and Jonathan Wenger, her siblings – Shirley (and Jim) Kraus, Sharon (and John) Reents, William (and Kristy) Dolsen, Edward (and Cindy) Dolsen, Sharlene Wangen, Charles (and Deborah) Dolsen, Bernard (and Tammy) Dolsen, Sandra (and Mike) Meyer, Sheila Tullis, Sally (and John) VanWey, as well as nearly two hundred nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Sharyl's ashes will be interred within David's burial plot this spring during a small, private ceremony. Afterward will be a memorial gathering in Belgrade for friends and family to gather, share memories, and celebrate the life of this beautiful, gentle soul.
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