Monica Anne (Schleis) Shaulis(1957 - 2012)

Schaulis (Schleis), Monica Anne

Monica Anne (Schleis) Shaulis was born October 2, 1957 to Marilyn and the late Milton Schleis in Kewaunee, Wisconsin. She passed away October 7, 2012 at Park West Medical, Knoxville, TN after a ten year battle with breast cancer.

Monica graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1976 and the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a degree in Special Education. She taught in Luxemburg Casco, Wisconsin until moving to Texas were she taught in the Louisville, Texas School District. Monica obtained her Master's degree from the University of North Texas in 1993.

Monica was very active as a volunteer at her grandson's school, Amherst Elementary, Reach for Recovery, and Mission of Hope and Monica raised thousands of dollars for the Susan G. Komen For The Cure.

Heaven is a little brighter because of a new bright star when Monica entered her heavenly home. She has truly been an angel on earth and God wanted her with him so she did not have to suffer anymore. Monica truly loved life and she especially loved hiking and traveling the world with the love of her life husband John. She loved her garden and working in the flowers and now is working in the most beautiful garden that can be imagined. The Mission of Hope was dear to her heart, always donating her time when she was able. Monica participated in the Susan G. Komen 60 mile, three day walk in Dallas, TX in 2008. She had raised over $6,000 to participate in the 60 mile walk in Dallas, TX in 2011 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer reoccurrence after being cancer free for 9 ½ years.

Monica was a fighter and never gave an inch to the breast cancer that ravaged her body until the very end. She will be truly missed by everyone who knows her, especially her Ethan's Glen family. To know Monica was to love her as she was a very, very caring and giving person - she was always doing for others.

Survivors include her loving husband John Edward Shaulis, mother Marilyn Schleis of Kewaunee Wisconsin, three brothers Michael, Mark and Marty all of Kewaunee WI, two sisters, Margie (Glenn) Parmenter of Kewaunee, Wisconsin and Missy (Joe) Wotachek of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, step daughter Julie (Ryan) Hickey and grandson Jack Nemeth of Knoxville, Tennessee. Jack was the second love of her life and he called her Grammy. Other family includes her sisters-in-law Sue (Richard) Thomas and Martha Owens all of Kingsport, TN, Aunt Barbara (Ron) Seibel of Appleton, WI, Uncle Jerry (Dianne) Seidl of Manitowoc, WI and uncle Eugene along with many other relatives and friends. Monica was preceded in death by her father Milton, nephew Adam and her grandparents.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am at the St. Lawrence Parish, N2085 County Road AB, Denmark, WI 54208 on Saturday October 13, 2012. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Susan G. Komen for The Cure (318 Nancy Lane, Knoxville, TN 37919) and Mission of Hope (P.O. Box 51824, Knoxville, TN 37950-1824).

Online condolences may be made at

Funeral Home

Buchanan Funeral Home - Kewaunee
1425 Ellis Street  Kewaunee, WI 54216

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Oct. 11 to Oct. 13, 2012