Saturday, February 23, 2019


March 13, 1941—February 4, 2018

   CATARACT - Sharon C. Chandler, 76, of Cataract, died Sunday, February 4, 2018, at Mayo Health System, Sparta.

   She was born on March 13, 1941, in Sparta to Louis and Laura (Kelley) Wilcox. She grew up in Sparta.

   Sharon married Frank “Bud” Chandler in 1959. They later divorced. She then met her life partner, Robert Abbott. Bob passed away in July of 2017.

   Sharon worked at Spartek in Sparta until she retired in 2007. She enjoyed collecting bears, watching the Green Bay Packers, playing cards, and spending time with her dog, Shadow. She was a member of the Cataract United Methodist Church.

   Sharon is survived by her children, Randy Chandler of Zwolle, LA, Laurel (Ed) Seagrist of Owatonna, MN, and Todd Chandler of Endeavor, WI; two grandchildren, Aaron (Amber) Seagrist of Owatonna and Julia Seagrist of Ankeny, IA; two great-grandchildren, Aidan and Abigail; her siblings, Ted (Bergene) Wilcox of Sparta, Juanita (fiancé, Herman Zillmer) Wingfield of Janesville, WI, and Phillip (Sue) Wilcox of Belvidere, IL; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; her infant son, Glen; her granddaughter, Bethany; her life partner, Robert Abbott; and sisters, Theo Marshall, Wanda Cairns, and Corol Wilcox.

   A memorial service was held at 12 noon on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at the Cataract United Methodist Church with Reverend Roberta Nowicki officiating. Burial was in Cataract Cemetery.

   Online condolences may be offered at

   The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home

Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876


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