Tonya E. (Gilstrap) Legler, Edgerton, WI (1975-2014)
November 1, 1975 - August 8, 2014
Tonya E. (Gilstrap) Legler, 38, of Edgerton, passed away on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Tonya was born on Nov. 1, 1975, in Janesville, WI, to Michael and Evon (Fry) Gilstrap. She attended Orfordville-Parkview High School and graduated in 1994. She worked for many years for Woodman’s in the corporate offices as a Supervisor. On Aug. 28, 2004, Tonya married Shane Legler at Race Track Park in Edgerton. She enjoyed reading, bowling, watching the Packers and NASCAR, camping, vacationing up north and spending time with family and friends. Tonya was very “spirited” and had strength well beyond her small stature. She was the source of comfort to her family through her battle and has touched so many lives. She will be greatly missed by all she touched.
Tonya is survived by her loving husband, Shane Legler of Edgerton, WI; her cherished son, Chad Legler; parents, Michael and Evon Gilstrap of Footville; sister, Felisha (Joe) Wetenkamp of Janesville, WI; brother, Kyle Gilstrap of Footville; mother and father-in-law, Butch and Peggy Legler of Evansville, WI; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by a brother, Michael John Gilstrap; grandparents: Clinton and Evelyn Fry, John and Marian Gilstrap, and Walter Krauss.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at the ALBRECHT FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATION SERVICES, EDGERTON, with Rev. Jerry Amstutz officiating. Burial will follow at Fassett Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 at the FUNERAL HOME from 4 until 7 PM and on Friday at the FUNERAL HOME from 10 AM until the start of the service.
A special thank you to Dr. Shahid Shekhani, Amanda Johnson, and all the nurses in Oncology. Every one of you will hold a special place in our hearts. Also to Aunt Marie and close friend, Jackie Rogers, for helping care for her at home on her last days.
Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Edgerton
1004 S. Main St., 608-884-6010