Tamara Kay (Storandt) Sheire, 61, of Wilton, and formerly of Sparta, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 surrounded by her husband and children. She was born on October 19, 1956 to Earl and Donna Lee (Collins) Storandt in Cataract. She grew up on the family farm with her brother and sisters. She was a modest, loving, and hardworking woman her whole life.
Tammy worked at Trane Company in La Crosse for 19 years where she made many lifelong friends, due to her skill using the air socket wrench, she earned the nickname “Bam Bam.” After Trane Co., she worked as a housekeeper for Fort McCoy. She retired from Fort McCoy and then worked for Empire Screen Printing in Onalaska, and Spartek in Sparta where she became everyone's “work mom.”
Tammy had a huge heart, an infectious smile, and a beautiful soul. She could make friends wherever she went, and was known to give tender, meaningful advice.
Tammy married the love of her life, Timothy Sheire in 2008 and together, they enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, baking, and raising animals. They have been remodeling their dream home since they purchased the property in 2011. They also loved spending time together and with family and friends.
Tammy had a gypsy soul and a giving spirit. She will be forever missed by many.
Tammy is survived by her husband, Tim of Wilton; her children, Jessica (JD) Arnold of Sparta, Alaura Klotz of Lubbock, TX, and Leanna Klotz of Sparta; her grandchildren, Baylee Clark, Brynlee Hanson, Trysten Klotz, and Damarri King; and her great-grandson, Coley Jo. She was also happily awaiting a grandchild due in November.
She is further survived by her mother, Donna Lee Storandt of Cataract; a brother, Steven (Paula) Storandt of Cataract; sisters, Shelley Crocker of Sparta, Jackie (Steven) Peterson of Waunakee, WI, and Tracy (Bob Olson) Vassey of Cataract; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.
Tammy was preceded in death and now reunited with her only son, Skyler Joseph; a grandson Cole; her father, Earl; and a brother-in-law, Robert Vassey; and maternal and paternal grandparents.
It was Tammy’s wish to not have a funeral service, but a Celebration of Life led by her close friend, Jeff Burrows at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Club 16 in Sparta.
The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.schanhoferfh.com
“If love could have saved her, she would have lived forever.”