Richland Center, Wisconsin
1961 — 2023
Sharon Panske, coach, athletic trainer and friend to many, passed away March 25, 2023 after a courageous journey with uterine cancer. She was 61. Sharon's love of competitive sports started at an early age in her hometown of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The youngest child of Mary and Jerome "Jim" Panske, Sharon was a key player in the neighborhood games, usually taking place in the big, vacant field next to her house on a dead-end street. Softball was her favorite sport, and there was never a shortage of players vying for the day's bragging rights. Kids' games turned into organized sports once she reached middle school, and Sharon was a standout in volleyball and basketball. Although she played...