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Fundraiser planned for family of Elkhorn woman

Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Delavan Community Park

(Published October 12, 2007, 9:38 a.m.)

A fundraiser will be held for Ann and Ira Cheney Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Delavan Community Park, Highway 50 and South Shore Drive, from 6-11 p.m.

Ann, 44, of Briarwood Road, Elkhorn, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee following a very short battle with ovarian cancer.

Her two months of care in the hospital included two surgeries and extensive time in intensive care. Co-workers and friends are organizing the benefit that will help Ann’s husband, Ira, pay medical bills.

Food, soda and entertainment will be available for all who attend. A $10 donation is requested per person. The event will also include raffles, other beverages and a DJ.

Ann was born on March 8, 1963, in Edgerton, daughter of Walter and Frances (Ingersoll) Schmidt. Ann graduated from Elkhorn Area High School with the class of 1981. She then graduated from UW-Whitewater with a bachelor’s degree in social work.

Ann married Ira Cheney on Dec. 6, 1991, in Lake Geneva. She was employed for the past 15 years with VIP Services of Elkhorn, currently as a production supervisor.

Ann is survived by her husband, Ira; her mother, Frances Schmidt of Elkhorn; in-laws, Ira and Linda Cheney of Elkhorn; three sisters: Christine (Tim Persino) Clausen, Peggy (John) Tueting and Lu (Tom) Cook, all of Elkhorn; a brother, Terry Schmidt of Elkhorn; several nieces and nephews; a host of other relatives and friends; and by her loving dog, Zoe. Ann was preceded in death by her father, Walter; and nephew, Ryan Heacox.

For more information or to make a donation, please contact Dan Keithley, (262) 949-3407.


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