GILBERT, Ariz. — Sherri Mae (Springhuth) Ponsati was granted her angel wings on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at the young age of 33. Those who knew her will tell you she was already an angel here on earth.
Sherri was born and raised in Wisconsin and graduated from Johnson Creek High School in 2003. Sherri worked at Bethesda helping residents in need. The residents loved her. In 2010, Sherri married her husband and began her new life as a military spouse in Hawaii where her daughter Maddie was born. Maddie and Max were Sherri’s world.
Sherri loved to take her kids on hikes, traveling to Disney World or on any adventure she could find. Sherri’s adventures took her as far as Japan, Belgium, the Hawaiian Islands and Europe. She also had a passion for animals. Her favorite pastime was taking her kids to the zoo. She loved animals so much, she even became a children’s book author dedicated to raising awareness for endangered species. Sherri gave back to the world she loved.
Sherri’s irrepressible spirit, awe of nature and passion for adventure in faraway places will forever be missed by her husband Mark-Eric Ponsati and their precious children Madison and Max; father and stepmother Paul and Jane Springhuth; mother and stepfather Susan and Jeff Klausch; mother- and father-in-law Muriel and Mark Donovan; brother Rick Springhuth; and sister Brianna Klausch.
Sherri was preceded in death by her beloved grandparents Mildred and Bernard Treppish, Bill and Louise Springhuth as well as her cousin Brandon Rauguth.
Sherri, we love you to the moon and back.
A celebration of Sherri’s life is being planned for late November in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin.
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” — Winnie the Pooh