Sherry Kay Hauler, 66 of Wolverine, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
Born in Detroit on November 10, 1956, she was the daughter of Jimmie L. Sanderson and Janet (Fryer) Sanderson Bershback. She grew up in the Metro Detroit area and moved to Gaylord in 1971, where she graduated from Gaylord High School in 1974.
Sherry moved back to the Metro Detroit area in 1975 where she met her husband Christopher J. Hauler Jr. (predeceased), at Rosebowl Lanes. They later married on April 15, 1978, in Gaylord, MI at her mother’s home. Sherry, with Chris, lived in Warren, MI from 1978 to 1983, Detroit, MI from 1983 to 1994, Warren, MI from 1994 to 2009, and finally moved to Wolverine, MI in 2009.
Sherry had four children with Chris, Jessica, Edward, Patrick, and Rachel. She also had a stepson Christopher. Sherry enjoyed spending time with her kids and grandkids exploring the Upper Peninsula visiting waterfalls and parks, as well as visiting Mackinac Island. She also enjoyed bowling and horseshoes with family and friends, gardening, reading, books, NASCAR, and music ranging from Elvis to the more modern rock group Greta Van Fleet. Sherry is a member of the Wyandot of Anderdon Nation Indian Tribe, along with her mother, siblings, and children.
Below is a message from Sherry’s children to her:
We love you more than you ever knew. Your heart was kind, your soul was pure. A love like yours is hard to endure. You gave us strength, you were our light, when all around us was dark as night. We are who we are because of you!
If Roses Grow in Heaven (Dolores M. Garcia)
If roses grow in heaven, please pick a bunch for us.
Please place them in our mother’s arms and tell her they’re from us.
Tell her we love and we miss her, and when she turns to smile,
place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for a while.
Remembering her is easy, we will do it every day,
but there will be an ache within our hearts that will never fade away.
Sherry is predeceased by her husband, Christopher J. Hauler Jr. (2021), her father Jimmie L. Sanderson (1996), stepfather Donald W. Bershback (2018), and sister Barbara A. Sanderson (2021).
Sherry is survived by her mother, Janet Y. (Fryer) Bershback, siblings Kenneth Sanderson, Lori (Daniel) Burgess, Rick Bershback, Debra (Mike Dunbar) Bershback, and Michele (Roger) Drudge. She is also survived by her stepson Christopher J. Hauler II, children Jessica M. (Jeffrey) Caloni, Edward J. Hauler, Patrick J. Hauler, Rachel A. (John Bray) Hauler, her grandchildren Christopher L. Studinger, Matthew E. Hauler, Abbygail K. Caloni, Alexis F. Kortman, Jozy M. Hauler, and her nephew and godson Christian Mexico.
Arrangements for a celebration of her life will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements are by Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Please share your memories and personal messages with the family on the guestbook, below.