Kerry L. Schiro
April 30, 1952 - March 10, 2008
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537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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Thursday 3/13, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Thursday 3/13, 3:30 pm

Kerry LaForrest Schiro Appleton Age 55, passed away peacefully, with his family at his side on Monday March 10, 2008. Kerry was born on April 30, 1952, son of the late Thomas and Eunita (White) Schiro. Kerry served in the U.S. Navy for three years and in the National Guard for over 20 years. Kerry…

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Patty Neises left a message on April 6, 2009:
I am truly very sadden when I heard the up setting news. Bev, I know that his time spent with you was some of his greatest happiness. I worked with Kerry at SNE and we chatted many evening about how happy and lucky he was to have found a sole mate. It was sad to see him leave, but very excited to see him start his new life with you. I missed him very much as a co worker and was lucky to have been able to call him a friend.
Mary O'Leary and Dennis Tulenko left a message on April 6, 2009:
My greatest condolences to Bev, Cassy, and Kerry's family. When I met Kerry we came to their house for homemade pizza with friends of ours, with whom Dennis has skied many times. When we all found out that Kerry had skied most of the same places in Colorado, the stories started flying about all the great and crazy runs they'd had over the years. I will always remember that evening, and the fine man that was Kerry Schiro.
Andrea Sommerfeldt left a message on April 6, 2009:
Over the years Kerry has always been someone I have admired whole-heartedly. Our trips out to Colorado are some of my fondest memories, and it wouldn’t have been possible without Kerry. He was such a compassionate man, and I am so happy that I have had the chance to spend so many great times with him! I send my deepest condolences to his family, and hope you know how much my family loved, and will miss him.
brad wolfe left a message on April 6, 2009:
i worked with kerry when i was at sne, not directly all the time but he help out when in need of products(i loaded them then) i am sorry for your lost. may god help you and your family at this time of healing. god bless you all
SFC Donald E. Salisbury Jr. U.S. ARMY (RET) left a message on April 6, 2009:
I am so sorry to hear of Kerry's passing on. I served with Kerry when he was the First Sergeant of Co A 1-632 Armor. He was an excellent person to work for because he cared about people and was well liked amoung the soldiers that served under him. He was a good man and will be missed.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Gretchen Duda left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Bev, I'm so sorry you lost Kerry way too soon. I'm sorry I never got to meet my brother-in-law, but he sounds like a wonderful person. I'm so happy you found happiness together, and sad you couldn't have more. Cherish your memories of Kerry, and carry him in your heart forever. Love, Gretchen & Mike
Catherine & Richard Cone left a message on April 6, 2009:
Our sincere condolences to you, Bev, and all of Kerry’s family. While his passing saddens us this day, let us continue to keep his spirit alive in our hearts and actions and enjoy every day. Bev, we are so glad that you and Kerry met and had the time together that you did. You were his angel sent from heaven, to take care of him during his fight with cancer. We are all praying to give you strength to get through your grief and remember all the good times you two were able to share.
cindy baker left a message on April 6, 2009:
I was so sorry to hear about Kerry's passing. I know Kerry from when he was a supervisor at SNE. May God Be With You through this very rough time.
Roland & Betty Meyer left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Beverly, We will always remember Kerry standing at the stove making us blueberry pancakes and bacon for breakfast when we were with you last September. We are so glad we spent time with you both in your new home.
Major Peter Elstad left a message on April 6, 2009:
I was saddened at the news -- Kerry Schiro was a great Non-commissioned Officer. He made my job easy during numerous National Guard weekend drills and annual trainings. I don't know who kept who going on those long days (and nights) in the field. What impressed me most was his heart and how he cared for his soldiers. Kerry -- save me a spot in the formation, I'll see you at the final muster...
Tom O'Brien left a message on April 6, 2009:
My sincere condolences to Kerry's family. Kerry and I served together at A Co 1-632d Armor in Merrill, WI. Kerry was an outstanding First Sergeant and a friend to many members in the unit. Kerry was well respected and admired. I later had the privilege to serve with Kerry at the Headquarters Company in Wausau. Kerry had a great sense of duty and a great sense of humor. Two qualities that are required to be a great leader. Kerry will be greatly missed amongst his Armor bretheran.
Barb (dickson) Schmidt left a message on April 6, 2009:
I am sorry to hear about Kerry's death. We knew him very well when he was married to Pat. He was always special to our family. We pray for you all.
Jeff and Luann Luehring left a message on April 6, 2009:
Bev, We are so sorry for your loss. Your time together was short, but you both brought so much love and happiness to each other. I still remember our early conversations when you began dating Kerry, and I began dating Jeff. Once they met, we realized why they seemed to have so much in common...because they did! Jeff and I truly enjoyed getting to know Kerry and becoming friends. We enjoyed our time together and dinners with Pinot Grigio. Jeff is still reading the Robert Ludlum books Kerry got him started on. We wish that he could have been here longer. Kerry was a wonderful person...and so are you!!
Larry Peterson left a message on April 6, 2009:
I served with Kerry for many years in the Wisconsin Army National Guard and he was a true gentleman both in and out of uniform. Please accept my condolences. My prayers are with you
Lila (Kiviko) Chapman left a message on April 6, 2009:
We were deeply saddened to read in the Daily Herald that Kerry had passed. I have seen him several times throughout the years in Wausau--always with a smile on his face. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Karen, Leah and Kevron. I have been a friend of the family for many years when we all lived in Spencer.
Beverly Schiro left a message on April 6, 2009:
Kerry, you are the best! I am most grateful we met and married. We certainly expected a longer life together, however, I would never trade what we went through together with not knowing you. It was my joy to bring you happiness. I'm thankful I was by your side when you passed. I have faith you are in a better place and pain free. I will join you one day. All my love. Your faithful, committed and dedicated wife.
SFC James R. Miller (R) left a message on April 6, 2009:
I was saddened to learn of Kerry's passing. We served together in Co A, 1/632 AR at Antigo. The last time I saw him he was driving a bus for family day at Ft. McCoy. My condolences to his family. He was a soldier's soldier.
Dave Boisen left a message on April 6, 2009:
I knew Kerry from being in the Guard in Wausau, and always thought of him as a kind and dedicated soldier who was always dependable. My family extends our sincere condolences and prayers on his passing. Dave Boisen (WIARNG retired MAJ), wife Beth, daughter Emily, & son Zachary.
Kathy Sommerfeldt left a message on April 6, 2009:
My condolences to the family, and how deeply sorry and saddened we were to hear about his passing. You will always be in our hearts.
Kathy Sommerfeldt left a message on April 6, 2009:
A candle was lit by Kathy Sommerfeldt on 2009/04/06
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
James r young left a message on April 6, 2009:
I am sorry for the loss of Kerry. I served with him in the Merrill unit. Your husband was a very good man. The people in our unit respected him. He was honest and intelligent.He was agood leader and we all learned to be better people because of your husbands way of life. Again I am sorry for your loss. James Young
David Monk left a message on April 6, 2009:
I knew Kerry as a National Guard leader in Merrill and Wausau and he always put things in a positive light. Kerry was a great man that was loved and trusted by all. He always gave more of himself than he ever expected in return. Kerry's life and contributions will be remembered forever by everyone he touched.
Jeff Ash left a message on April 6, 2009:
My condolences to Kerry's family and friends. I also worked with Kerry at the Pizza Hut in Wausau in the mid-'70s. Kerry was a great friend and co-worker. He was 5 years older, so he also was someone to look up to. That's a big deal when you're 18 and 19, as I was. I could not have had a better mentor, even though he was just a young guy getting started himself. A gentleman and a gentle man. I also recall some late nights spent at Kerry's place. All good memories. I learned a few things about life from Kerry as we cooked all those pizzas. All good, too. It's been 30 years since we were in touch, but I still can hear his voice. Peace, man.
Nancy Fenske left a message on April 6, 2009:
I worked with Kerry for quite a few years at SNE. He was always a wonderful person and I know he was happy when he met and married his new wife. This is a very hard time especially to lose someone so young. Remember he will always be in your heart and at your side. Nancy
Kelly Rice left a message on April 6, 2009:
My thoughts to Kerry and to his family. May memories give you comfort. It was evident he was loved. The connection I witnessed between Chris and his dad was very warm. I was deeply touched and I am sorry for your loss..nurse at AMC
GUY B. SCHWEIGERT, MSG USA Ret. left a message on April 6, 2009:
I have learned of your passing, with great sadness. I will miss you, and will see you again my friend. Guy
Richard Andrzejewski left a message on April 6, 2009:
Please accept my deepest condolences on Kerry's passing. I served with Kerry for many years while he was a member of 1-632d Armor in Wausau. He was an American Patriot and we will miss him.
Michael Smith left a message on April 6, 2009:
I am deeply saddend with the news of Kerry's death. I will always remember the great times we had together skiing in Wisconsin and Colorado, enjoying the northwoods of Wisconsin and working with him while we served in the National Guard together. Kerry was truly one of the best friends I have ever had. He will be greatly missed. May God bless you and your family during this time and always, Michael Smith
Harold E. Sommerfeldt left a message on April 6, 2009:
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to Kerry’s family. I will never forget and forever be grateful to have known Kerry. For several years Kerry, myself, my Daughter Andrea, and Son Joshua went to Colorado Skiing. This was an experience that I would have never been able to enjoy if it wasn’t for Kerry. His ability to turn every situation into a memorable and enjoyable experience was incredible, from the first time I was able to enjoy his Famous Cheeseburgers, to the time when on the first day at Breckenridge when he hit a headwall, caught ice and ended up in the trees. He continued to ski the rest of the day, and on the next day after seeing the doctor found out that he had fractured his pelvis, that didn’t stop him from continuing to ski with us for the rest of the trip. Or the time that we stopped for gas and he had helped a lady at the gas station and then set his wallet on the roof of his car and forgot it, well it fell off some place on the highway, we spent enjoyable hours looking for it but never found it. This didn’t rune Kerry’s trip we figured it out and all had a great time. After we returned Kerry was contacted by someone who had found his wallet and returned it to him with everything accounted for. I know that it was always Kerry’s dream to own a place in Colorado, I truly know that God will bless him and he will be viewing the beauty first hand.
Aimee Budleski-Behr left a message on April 6, 2009:
May the memories of Kerry's smile fill your heart and dry your eyes. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. God Bless.
Patrick Robinson left a message on April 6, 2009:
Please accept my deepest condolences on Kerry's passing. I served with Kerry for many years while he was a member of 1-632d Armor in Wausau and Merrill and considered him a true friend.
Kami Koplitz left a message on April 6, 2009:
My heart aches today... Kerry will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.
Denys Kaskavitch left a message on April 6, 2009:
Chris and the Boys, Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to you all........may you find strength in the days to come. Denys GFH Conc.Op
Beth Miller left a message on April 6, 2009:
I was so sad to hear of Kerry's passing. He gave my family so many fun memories of skiing in WI and Colorado. I remember one year especially, we were night skiing at Keystone (my Dad {Michael Smith}, Harold Sommerfeldt, Kerry, and several others). I was going down the slope by myself, and off to the right of me, two guys went flying down the mountain, racing each other. It was dark, but they looked like a couple of teenagers, they were skiing so fast and so wildly. Suddenly, up ahead of me, the two took a jump and, to my horror, I watched them collide in mid-air, skis and poles going everywhere. I got to them as quickly as I could to see how badly they were hurt, the whole time thinking about how foolish these couple of idiots were to take such risks. As I got closer to them, I heard the laughter, not teenage voice laughter, but grown men laughter. Suddenly, I recognized the coats of the bodies lying on the ground. It was none other than Kerry and Harold Sommerfeldt, laughing hysterically. All I could do was shake my head and ski on! I will miss you Kerry! It is bittersweet that your passing was this week, the same week in March when for several years we would all roadtrip out to Colorado together. I hope you are there now, looking down on "your" mountains. With Sympathy, Beth Miller (Matt & Gus Too!)
Amy Kramm left a message on April 6, 2009:
To the family of Kerry Schiro--My deepest sympathy to you in this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Kerry was my Supervisor at SNE, but more importantly he was my friend and a wonderful person. The world sure could use more like him. Treasure all of your memories, he will be missed by many. Amy Kramm
Victor Blood left a message on April 6, 2009:
I enjoyed working with Kerry at SNE and being with him in the WI National Guard. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Andy Wellman left a message on April 6, 2009:
I worked with Kerry at SNE Enterprise's in Mosinee, WI. He was a good lead man and supervisor. My prayers and thoughts are with him and his family.
Debra Denissen left a message on April 6, 2009:
Thank you for your service, even though you haven't seen people in a long time, you are always remembered. I served with Kerry in the 1/632. My thoughts are with you.
Debra Denissen left a message on April 6, 2009:
Thank you for your service, even though you haven't seen people in a long time, you are always remembered.
Kregg Hoehn left a message on April 6, 2009:
Upon opening todays paper it both shocked and saddened me deeply to see the passing of my old friend Kerry. After shedding a few tears early I found myself smiling most of the day remembering the great times we shared. I worked with Kerry in the mid to late 70's at Pizza Hut in Wausau. From the day he came back fom serving his country to our little Pizza Hut family I have felt a great friendship with him. We shared many nights together after work at his houe playing chess, sipping Chiuas Regal and listening to A.B.B.A. (don't think less of him for his music taste after all it was the 70's) He introduced me to my first love his sister in-law Ruth and I introduced him into my hunting adventures. We spent many a morning in the words in Pittsville chasing deer. As everything changes with time so did our lives and I moved away from Wausau. I didnt see Kerry much after that. One of the last times was at the funeral of his son Eric. I thought then how time had passed so fast, it wasn't that long ago that Chris stayed at my house while Pat and Kerry were at the hospital adding Eric to their family. In closing I would like to say that I am a better man for having know this kind and gentle man. To Kerry's family your loss in God and Eric's gain. Kregg Hoehn
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Chris Ellis left a message on April 6, 2009:
A candle was lit by Chris Ellis on 2009/04/06
Bob & Carol Rucinski left a message on April 6, 2009:
We are deeply sorry for your lost. We well always remember Kerry as a kind and gentle man. We have good memories of times we have spent with Kerry. We'll miss his smile. May God see you through every day with his gentle comfort,and guide you through this time of sadness.
David Birdsey left a message on April 6, 2009:
Please accept our sympathy on Kerry's passing. We served together with 1/632 Armor for many years. In 1995 I had the pleasure of attending the First Sergeants course at Camp Douglas with him. He was selected as the class president of our class and was a true leader. He will be missed. May God Bless Dave and Debi Birdsey
Rod Watson left a message on April 6, 2009:
Kerry was a wonderful person. I enjoyed my conversations with him and appreciate the way he welcomed me into the family. I will never forget him.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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