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Sheila M Newburg

July 23, 2019 | 10 comments

Sheila M. Newburg, 62, of La Crescent, passed away peacefully Friday, July 19, 2019 at the Mayo Clinic Health System of La Crosse.  Born November 22, 1956, she was preceded in death by her parents, Everett “Charlie” and Mary (Fogel) Newburg.
Sheila worked as a bookkeeper for many years, but her most gratifying role in life was as a mother, friend, family member, and pet lover.  She loved her family fiercely.  Sheila was committed to devoting time and resources to ensure that everyone was having fun whether that was sitting outside on the patio by the fire or in the hot tub surrounded by loved ones.  If there was a radio or CD player in sight, you can guarantee that Roy Orbison was playing on repeat for the 10th time that day and Sheila was singing along, making you smile because hers was simply contagious.  Sheila truly knew how to have fun and never missed an opportunity to slip in a witty comeback or demonstrate her great sense of humor through her gesticulating manner of conversation.
A generous and loving woman whom will be missed dearly, Sheila is survived by her two children, Brock Shuda and Amber Pfiffner; 4 grandchildren; 6 siblings; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Please join us in celebrating Sheila’s life from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, August 8th, at The Sports Hub in La Crescent and be together to share and cherish the memories of Sheila with family and friends.
Brock and Amber would like to extend our gratitude to all of the staff that worked with Sheila at Mayo Clinic Health System of La Crosse as well as the staff at La Crescent Health Services.  Your care for her will never be forgotten.  We would also like to thank Julie Miller, Sheila’s friend of many years who was there for us and for her until the end.  Thank you so very much for everything you’ve done and continue to do.
Thank you, Mom, for giving us our blunt and honest attitudes with an ever-present sarcastic undertone.  You shaped us into the people we are today, and we cannot thank you enough, seeing as we turned out pretty great.  We love you so very much.  We hope you’re enjoying your time with Grandma and Grandpa.  Until we meet again, Pretty Woman.



  1. Sharon Jindrick

    My deepest sympathies for the loss of a beautiful, fun and joyful woman. I will cherish memories of parties with her enjoying life and friendship. 💕🙏

  2. Lila Cory

    So very, very sorry for your loss. I have many memories of Sheila sitting at her desk. We had some great times back in the day while working at the truck stop. Wishing you all comfort.

  3. Connie Dickson

    Your Mom meant the world to me. I could write a book about the wonderful times we had.

    • Mia

      Brock and Amber,

      I’m sorry about the loss of your mom. I hope you are finding God’s strength during this difficult time.

      Mia (Pierce) Martinez

  4. Sherri Engh

    Sharing in your sadness and loss. Hoping you can feel the love around you. I’m going to miss Sheila too.

  5. Joyce VanLin

    Brock and Amber,
    So glad I got to know your mom, she was a wonderful person inside and out. She will be truly missed.

  6. Laura McCormick

    Amber and Brock, losing your mother at any age and for any reason is always difficult. Find the happy memories and funny stories and share them with generations current and yet to come. She will live on in those stories. My thoughts and prayers are with you and you have my condolences.

  7. Christa Jacimore

    Brock and Amber and everyone, I’m so sorry to learn of Sheila’s death. I met Sheila way back when, when I was 19 and she was 20, and she was always a force to be reckoned with, funny and witty and she loved it so much when we brought the kids up there, loved them like her own.
    She definitely held her own with the family, not easy to do in the middle of so many!! I always appreciated her laugh and the way she truly enjoyed my kids. It was always fun to see Brock and my kids together. And then Amber, what a joy it was when you came along!! I am sure losing your mother is just devastating, no matter what. I am very glad to know you have lots of family support. Please accept my deepest sympathy and know that I’m thinking of all of you. I know you’ll give her the perfect goodbye. Wish I could be there. xo

  8. Mia

    Brick and Amber,

    I’m so sorry about the passing of your mom. I hope you find God’s strength during this difficult time.

    Mia (Pierce) Martinez

  9. Mia

    Brock and Amber,

    I’m so sorry about the passing of your mom. I hope you find God’s strength during this difficult time.

    Mia (Pierce) Martinez

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