Sharon Kuhfuss

Date of Death: Dec 14, 2016
Sharon Kuhfuss

1955 - 2016

Sharon E. Kuhfuss, 61, of Markesan, passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on December 14, 2016 at her home.

Sharon was born October 24, 1955 in Sheboygan, to Gerhardt and Ruth Paul Bender. Sharon was a graduate of Howards Grove High School. On November 17, 1973 she married Billy Kuhfuss at Immanuel United Church of Christ. After marriage they started a family and began farming. In 1986 they moved to Markesan and started the family farm. Sharon found love in her family, cooking and canning for her family, and her chickens. She had a great desire for children to learn about Jesus. She was an active member of Living Hope Community Church in Fox Lake. Sharon was also employed at Higher Grounds Coffee Shop in Beaver Dam.

Sharon is survived by her husband of 43 years, Bill Kuhfuss; two sons: Daniel (Sara) Kuhfuss of Markesan and their children, Hazel, Lily, Asa, and Henry, and Patrick (Kelly) Kuhfuss of Waupun and their children, Alicia, Ayden, Madalyn, and Morgan; her father, Gerhardt Bender of Plymouth; a sister, Darlene (Jerry) Lefeber of Dotyville; a brother, Jeffrey (Mary) Bender of Plymouth; Bill’s three brothers and their families; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Bender.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Sunday at the funeral home from 1-4 p.m.


Funeral services for Sharon E. Kuhfuss will be held Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 4 p.m. at Werner Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Rev. Elliott Pollasch and Rev. Mike Giebink officiating.

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  1. Cathy Bogdanovich Says: December 15, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    When I think of my friend Sharon this is what comes to mind, “A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies, Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. She is clothed with strength and dignity; she speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed. Many women do notable things, but you SHARON surpass them all.” This woman ALWAYS had my respect, but even more so once her heart was totally surrendered to the Lord. I love you Sharon and will miss you! I look forward to meeting you on the other side where you wait now until we all join you. . . .

  2. Cathy Bogdanovich Says: December 15, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    To Bill and Daniel and Patrick and all your precious families; You all hold a VERY special place in my heart. My prayers are with each and every one of you now and in the days and months ahead. May God’s Holy Spirit give you strength as you mourn. May you know God’s hope and never forgot those special memories that were created with Sharon, your wife, mother and grandmother.

  3. Dennis DeMaster Says: December 15, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Bill and family,
    We had a lovely visit with Sharon at Higher Grounds recently. We are so sorry to hear of her passing. She was a lovely person and we always enjoyed a chance to visit with her. Our prayers are with your family at this time.
    Dennis & Margee DeMaster

  4. Shirleen L Deppeler Says: December 15, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    So sad to learn of Sharon’s sudden passing. We were ‘upstairs’ neighbors in Burnett during the 80’s. I found her to be an exceptional woman, wife, and mom who lived her faith every day. There were days she would drive me crazy with the wonderful baking smells drifting up the stairs. My sincere sympathy to Bill, Daniel, Patric and families. Shirleen Deppeler Schilling Ontario, California

  5. Jim Chasteen Says: December 16, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Billy, I am very sorry for your loss, and I hope that you and your family can be close and comforting to each other right now. Sharon was a wonderful classmate and had a very kind and caring soul. Please know that many prayers go out for all of you.

  6. Eugene Mauk Says: December 19, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Bill –

    I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine what you are going through – Sue and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary and coming home to an empty house would be devastating. I know you are a man of faith and you might want to know YOU had a positive influence on me and my faith. You made a comment when we were neighbors and I think we were playing football, and we were talking about Sunday School where I skipped out – you said ‘there is no excuse for skipping’ – and you’re right. Just know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Eugene Mauk

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