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Shari McKee, 87, Baraboo

February 19, 2019 GMT

Shari (Hommel) McKee, 87, of Baraboo, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at St. Clare Meadows, with her children at her side following a brief illness.

Shari was born Nov. 14, 1931, in La Crosse, the daughter of Mason and Irene Werner. Shari grew up and attended school in Black River Falls. She attended Stephens College in Columbia Missouri, and received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. Shari taught kindergarten and pre-school before becoming a stay-at-home mom. Shari was married to Dr. William Hommel for 23 years, and together they had three children. Shari lived in Sarasota, Florida, and Soldiers Grove before returning to Baraboo. Shari has been a resident of St. Clare Meadows for the past five years. She truly enjoyed living there and had many friends. Shari was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and never missed watching a game. She also loved playing bingo, getting her hair and nails done, going to exercise, and especially watching old movies and Animal Planet. She will truly be missed.

Shari is survived by her three children, William H. Hommel III, Heidi (John) Traxler, and Holly (Doug) Lindsay; four grandchildren, Justin (Breona) Bennin, Alexa Lindsay, Jedediah and Jameson Traxler. Shari is also survived by her sister, Helen Hinke of Minneapolis, Minnesota; brothers, Robert (Patty) Werner of Arizona, and Mark (Lorie) Werner of La Crosse; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law, Marvin Hinke.

We are blessed in knowing that her faith in God allowed her to go in peace.

The family would like to thank Dr. Tim Deering, Dr. Rex Flyght, Lori Spencer NP, and especially all the staff at St. Clare Meadows for their exceptional care. We can’t thank you all enough.

A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.