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Tonya Leigh Sherwood Vossekuil


1974 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Tonya Leigh Sherwood Vossekuil Obituary
Sherwood Vossekuil, Tonya Leigh

Tonya Leigh Sherwood Vossekuil, age 43, of Wisconsin Rapids, WI died Friday, September 29, 2017 at Ministry St. Joseph Hospital, Marshfield, WI.

Funeral Mass will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Rev. Robert Schaller will officiate. Visitation will be at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI from 4:00-7:00 PM Tuesday and Wednesday at the Church from 10:00-11:00 AM. Entombment will take place at Good Shepherd Mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery. Following the committal service at the cemetery, family and friends are invited to Lake Aire Supper Club for lunch and time of fellowship.

Tonya was born June 24, 1974 in Marshfield, WI to Robert and Lynette (Swenson) Sherwood. She attended Assumption High School, where she was captain of the cheerleading squad and later graduated from Lincoln High School in 1992. Tonya then attended UW-Oshkosh where she received a Bachelor of Science in Social Work.

Tonya worked in Milwaukee as a parole and probation officer. She was united in marriage to Kraig Vossekuil on October 2, 1999 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI and they moved to Texas where Tonya was a child protection agent. Kraig preceded her in death on August 24, 2015.

Tonya was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 29 and she underwent two bone marrow transplants at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Tonya fought a courageous battle and her mother, Lynette never left her side during the illness.

Tonya is survived by her loving parents, Lynette and Bruce Setser of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; step-mother, Judy Sherwood of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; grandmother, Arlene Swenson of Marshfield, WI three sisters, Renell (Peter) Papadakis of Mahtomedi, MN, Bobbi Setser of Florida and Jessa (Jeremy) Rucinski of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; and step-brother, Jeff Kaminski of Waupaca, WI.

Tonya was preceded in death by her husband, Kraig; father, Robert Sherwood; grandparents, Ronald Swenson and Don and Lorraine Sherwood.

"Tonya, you will always be the sunshine of my life- I Love You, Mom."
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Oct. 2, 2017
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