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Terry Louise “Chick” (Theiler) Sacker
Terry Louise “Chick” (Theiler) Sacker

Terry Louise “Chick” (Theiler) Sacker, age 72, Browntown, WI passed away on Friday, January 21, 2022. She was the second child of four to Willis and Patricia (Cox) Theiler. Born February 10, 1949 at St. Clare Hospital, Monroe, WI, she had a joyful, uneventful childhood of play. She graduated Monroe High School with 4 years of art study in 1967 and married her high school sweetheart, Alvin R. Sacker. Worked several part time jobs and then farmed for 11 years, raising 2 children. Daughter, Lisa schooled and worked 8 years before marrying Brad Zettle and becoming mother to Bailey and Brayden. Son, Chad worked hard and became an Illinois licensed plumber before he perished in a work accident in 1999 at age 26. She loved her little family and strived to make a great home for them.

In 1984 she attended evening classes for 3 years in computer and office procedures at Highland Community College, Freeport, IL while working and training as floral designer/manager from 1985-2015. Her passion for this form of art showed in her craft projects and in her home. She worked in numerous local shops: Double K Floral in Lena, Kaleidoscope Shop in Browntown, Blooming Balcony in New Glarus and worked and managed Dick’s Blooming Basket in Monroe until 2015.

Her one great joy was having many life experiences with partner John A. Schmitt for 30 years. They enjoyed small weekend trips antiquing, building their own home with extensive gardening and hosting the annual family Christmas dinner. But her greatest joy and accomplishment was any contribution she could claim in the success of having a part in the development and life of her children.

She was preceded in death by her father, Willis R. Theiler in 2005, son, Chad A. Sacker in 1999 and niece, Melissa (Theiler) DeVoe in 1996.

She will be sorrowfully missed by mother, Patricia; her partner, John A. Schmitt (Sheboygan); her ever devoted and loving daughter, Lisa (Brad, favorite son-in-law) Zettle of Monroe; her beautiful grandchildren Bailey (Luke) Miller of Monroe and Brayden (Caitlin Wieser) Zettle of Monroe. Two “brothers of kindness”, Jerry Theiler of Browntown and Kim Theiler of Argyle. They were forever there for her in her life. One beloved sister, Christine (Bruce) Scott of Browntown.

We all grow old but not to our brothers and sisters we know each other as we always were. We know each other’s hearts. We share private family jokes and remember family feuds, secrets, griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time… Two nieces, one nephew and their families; Brian Theiler and son Colin, Aurora, IL; Holly (Curt) Elmer and sons, Cameron and Tyler, Monroe, WI; Kelly (Tony) Tinsman and daughters, Alexis and Addison, Stoughton, WI.

As per her wishes, on Thursday, January 27, 2022 there will be a short visitation from 10am-Noon followed by services at Peace Church in Christ in Browntown with burial at Saucerman Cemetery on County B, Browntown. Lunch will follow in the church fellowship hall.

Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Throughout her life she was quick to make life adjustments and never hesitate to make the changes. All who knew her will see her in the next bloom of a flower or in the next sunrise of brilliant colors. She always said, “I feel so blessed to live close to my family and thankful to have had many close friends that made me feel special in their lives. As sorrow washes over us we will remember her as she always signed off “Many hugs, smiles and sunshine”. She was forever the optimist, knowing God would take her home.

Memorials in Terry’s name may be given to The Monroe Clinic Hospice Home or Peace Church in Christ of Browntown. Terry’s family cannot give enough praise or thanks to the nurses and CNAs at the Monroe Hospice Home. They “TRULY” are amazing at taking care of every need and want a patient and family looks for during one’s end of life journey.