Sharon F. Pabst (née Szlaius), 76, of St. Germain, Wis., formerly of Oak Forest, Ill., passed peacefully at home with her family by her side on Aug. 30, 2019.

Sharon was born Nov. 1, 1942, in Chicago, Ill.

She attended Ascension Grade School and Thornton High School in Harvey, Ill.

She graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1964.

She taught English at Tinley Park High School from 1964-1966.

In 2002, she and her husband moved to St. Germain, where they lived their dream retirement.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Felix and Veronica (Bekin) Szlaius.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, William Eugene; three children, Catherine (Albert) Bernhardt, William David (Colleen), and Stephen (Andrea) Pabst; six grandchildren, Henry Bernhardt, and Margaret, William, Erin, Elizabeth and Andrew Pabst; two brothers, Robert (late Mary Ellen) and Richard Szlaius.

Services and burial were held in Chicago.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sharon’s memory to St. Mary Catholic Church, 2820 County Road N E, Sayner, WI 54560, would be appreciated by the Pabst family.

For further service information, contact Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home at (708) 481-9230;