Sharon Marie Derr

  • Born: November 7, 1956
  • Died: June 16, 2019
  • Location: Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home

302 Columbus Street
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Tel. (608) 837-5400

Tribute & Message From The Family

Sharon Marie (Peschl) Derr, age 62, passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of June 16, 2019, in her home in Sun Prairie, WI. She was born in Madison, WI on November 7, 1956 to Donald and Dolores (Smyth) Peschl, the seventh child of 11. Her heart for people and getting to know them on a personal level shone through her many successful career ventures. Early in her life, she owned and operated an in-home daycare, where the children she cared for might as well have been her own. You could often find her coaching her children's, nieces' and nephews' soccer teams, or volunteering at the Little League concession stand. She created many friendships and was quickly promoted during her time working at the Famous Footwear Distribution Center. As a taxi driver, Sharon enjoyed building relationships with and hearing the stories from Sun Prairie residents. Later in life, she successfully owned and operated an adult residential facility, where she continued to build close, care-giving relationships with her residents. Sharon had a big heart and a passion for improving the life of the people around her. She was always making things and coming up with ideas on how to improve everyday gizmos and gadgets. She loved woodworking and had a wonderful workshop in the basement of the home that she shared with her husband Jim. Sharon loved throwing horseshoes, and many championships were won by her teams of family and friends at Burke Station. She enjoyed camping and being outdoors, and she spent much time in her garden or around the fire pit in the backyard. Family was important to Sharon, and she cherished capturing priceless moments through pictures and home videos, especially at the large get-togethers that she frequently orchestrated for her extended family.
Sharon is survived by her husband of 33 years, James Derr; her sons: Richard Grooms (Marissa) and Anthony Baumeister (Jennie); her stepdaughters: Aimee Ford (Kelly) and Tara Derr; her 3 granddaughters: Grace Grooms, Samantha and Athena Baumeister; her 7 siblings: Jackie Nachreiner, Jill Benzine (Jeff), Don Peschl (Wendy), Stanley Peschl (Gina), Brian Peschl, Terri Peschl, and Karen Pellmann (Brent). She was preceded in death by her parents; three siblings, John Peschl, Cindy Suchomel (John), and Bruce Peschl.
Thanks to Agrace for all they did for us, especially Erin for her care and concern.
Services will be held on Tuesday June 25th at Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home 302 Columbus St., Sun Prairie, from 4 to 7 P. M. At 7:00 PM, a short Eulogy will follow.
Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral & Cremation
Sun Prairie, WI 608-837-5400


Condolence & Memory Journal

Although we didn't move in the same social circles, I remember you from school, and I remember seeing your brother's picture on the wall at Ann's Café, and even though we never kept in touch or anything, I'm sorry you have gone.

Posted by Kathy Christian - Janesville, WI - Classmate   July 05, 2019

We are so sorry for loss. She's gone but not forgotten.

Posted by Mark & Patty Gonzales - Port Lavaca, TX - Family Friend   June 21, 2019

There are no words that can accurately describe this loss. Sharon was not only my cousin, she was my friend and I will miss her every day of my life. While I know she is surrounded by love with those who have passed before her, the loss here will be felt forever.

Posted by Dobie Gutweiler - Sun Prairie, WI - Family   June 21, 2019

RIP Sharon I will remember all the wonderful things I learned from you and all the things you did for me throughout my life. You will be missed by many beautiful, may the lord being peace to your family.

Posted by Marie Hegman - Tomahawk, WI - Family Friend   June 20, 2019

Sharon, I will miss our chats, your stories, and your wisdom. I learned a lot from you; thank you for the education and inspiration. The world was a better place with you in it. May you be at peace.

Posted by Aimee Ford - Madison, WI - Family   June 19, 2019

RIP, Sharon. I will miss your stories, your wisdom, and our chats. I learned a lot from you; thank you for the education and inspiration. The world was a better place with you in it.

Posted by Aimee Ford - Madison, WI - Daughter   June 19, 2019