Stephanie M. Charpentier, 51, of Eagle, WI went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, October 25, 2019 at AngelsGrace Hospice Center in Oconomowoc, WI after a long battle with Ependymoma (cancer).
Stephanie was born on March 19, 1968 in Racine, WI the daughter of Gerald and Loretta (Niesen) Sackman. She grew up in Racine and graduated from high school in 1987. Stephanie was united in marriage to Drew Charpentier on April 22, 2001 at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, WI. The Lord blessed Drew and Stephanie’s marriage with 2 loving children, Joshua and Faith. Stephanie’s family was incredibly important to her. Stephanie and Drew put God at the center and foundation of their marriage and family. Drew was her rock and soulmate in life. Together, they endured all of life's peaks and valleys. Taking the good with the bad, and both trusting in God's Divine Plan. She loved being a wife and mother and she excelled at both. She had very close and loving relationships with both of her children. Stephanie had a gift for working with children and she used this talent as the Childcare Director at Elmbrook Church for the majority of her working career. Stephanie had a love and interest in God’s Creation. She and her husband enjoyed walking and hiking together; she loved to bike, and just to be outside in nature. She also had a love for the different seasons and welcomed the activities that came with each one. Stephanie had a very special relationship with her daughter Faith. Part of that bond was shared through their mutual love of ballet. Stephanie worked on the dress team to organize and fit costumes for the dancers for different ballet performances. As a ballet Mom, Stephanie formed a special connection with Faith and the rest of the ballet families. Her son Joshua gave Stephanie countless hours of comic relief, and he loved the quiet times with his Mom. Above all else, Stephanie loved Jesus. Her passion for Christ and eagerness to get closer to God, exuded from her very being. Her relationship with Jesus was the most important thing in her life. Jesus lived in Stephanie, and those that knew her could see that. The Joy she expressed, and the light she cast, was evident to all. Bible study was a part of Stephanie’s daily life and she will be remembered as a strong woman of Faith who knew and loved her Savior and was ready to meet Him!
She is survived by: her loving husband, Drew; her two loving children, Joshua and Faith; her mother, Loretta Sackman; her 9 siblings, Jerry (Lisa) Sackman, Wendy Sackman, Micky (Steve) Bachmann, Chris (Amy) Sackman, Heather (William) Schreiner, Danielle (Jeff) Jaeckle, Nicole (Tony) DeBaker, Dominic Sackman, and Angelo (Heather) Sackman; and her 4 brothers-in-law, Dean (Pramila) Charpentier, Donny (Myndi) Charpentier, Dave Charpentier and Dan Charpentier. She is further survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Stephanie is preceded in death by her grandparents and her father, Gerald Sackman.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to express sympathy may consider a donation to the family at this link: https://giving.sharefaith.com/App/Form/b68fa74d-8253-47dc-b7c1-d3be02dcb757?fbclid=IwAR0uKJjzr03bIkktmEYJQey0oa_O9PdGuUDUgoF_59Wi9s1bSsWQJWxV83U
A Memorial Service will be held to honor Stephanie’s life at 3:00PM on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Brooklife Church 857 South Rochester Street, Mukwonago, WI 53149. Pastor Jay Cavianni and Pastor Nathan Schindeler will preside over the service.
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