Amy L. O’Connor

Date of Death: May 06, 2015
Amy L. O’Connor
[highlight_text]1953-2015[/highlight_text] Amy L. O’Connor, 62, of Waupun went to be with her Lord on May 6th after a courageous battle with cancer.


[leftcolumn] She was born January 2, 1953 in Madison, WI to Horace & Audrey Lansdowne. On August 26, 1972 she married her high school sweetheart Jerry O’Connor at Westwood Christian Church in Madison, WI. They shared their life together with their two lovely daughters Kelly & Shannon. Amy was enjoying recent years as being “Mamy” (Grandma) to her grandchildren Colin & Bridget. Amy was known for her strong faith and love for the Lord. Amy would frequently throughout her life, be sharing the Lords love with others. Amy’s smile and welcoming demeanor won the love and trust of many. Her engaging spirit & sense of humor will never be forgotten. A woman of faith, with a servant’s heart, Amy shaped many friends and family’s spiritual experience by her tireless Christian example. Amy ministered to many through numerous Church activities, Bible Studies and her 20 year Prison Ministry she shared with Jerry.

Survivors include her best friend/ husband of 42 years Jerry of Waupun, daughters Kelly (Jeff) Weber of Brownsville, WI and Shannon (Jason) Schraufnagel of Rozet, WY, her two grandchildren Colin & Bridget Weber of Brownsville, Special Friend, Linda Ellis of Madison, WI, her mother Audrey Lansdowne, siblings Susan Lansdowne, Jeff (Deb) Lansdowne, Nancy Bensheimer, Jeanne (Cary) Brooks, Debbie (Don) Fried & Rob (Cathy)Lansdowne. She is further survived by her mother-in-law Therese O’Connor, brother-in-laws Tom (Kathy) O’Connor, Jim (Susie) O’Connor, Dan (Verene) O’Connor, John (Kathy) O’Connor, Pat (Joan) O’Connor & Terry (Peggy) O’Connor.

In 2000 Amy was preceded in death by her father Horace Lansdowne and her father-in-law James B. O’Connor; and brother-in-law William Bensheimer in 2006.


[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Visitation will be held at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home, 201 East Jefferson St. Waupun, WI on Sunday from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and on Monday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] A celebration of Amy’s life will be held on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Edgewood Community Church, 201 Edgewood Drive, Waupun, WI. Lunch will follow.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] The interment will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.



  1. Sarah Jacques Says: May 7, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    My Dear Shannon, Jason and family.
    Please know that you and your family are in my deepest thoughts and prayers. The Lord knows that you will all be seeing Amy again in His Kingdom and I pray for HIS peace to flow throughout you until that day. HUGS.
    Love you,

  2. Marilyn Klein Says: May 7, 2015 at 6:20 pm


  3. Diane S. Peachey and family Says: May 7, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Dear Jerry and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of Amy’s passing.

    This is a time when finding the right words are so difficult. So I am just asking God to make his presence be felt by all of you.

    I also would like to share that I believe that who we love deeply truly becomes a part of us.


  4. Ron & Julie Freitag Says: May 7, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Kelly, Jeff, Colin, Bridget and family. Please accept our deepest sympathy and may the Lord be your rock and your salvation during this time. God bless you.

  5. George & Russ Bensheimer Says: May 7, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    So sorry for the loss of a very special person while here on earth. But you were so fortunate to have been her life and the love of her existence for a time. Jerry, you and the girls all have a very special place in our hearts as we reflect upon the friend that she was.

  6. Dave and Sis Martinkowski Says: May 8, 2015 at 5:23 am

    Jerry and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Carrie & Bob Nelson Says: May 8, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Jerry, although we’ve only met once, you and Amy have both touched our lives and bring smiles with those memories. Please know that you and your family have been and will continue to be in our prayers. Let the Spirit continue to guide and strength you to be the wonderful ambassador for Christ that you are, find comfort and peace in the promises of our Savior and rejoice in the promised reunion still ahead!! (One of these days it’ll be you & Amy, Mar and me singing God’s praises again!!) With our love, Carrie & Bob Nelson

  8. Warren and Anne Laube Says: May 8, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Jerry and Family,

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.

  9. Tim Read & Glenda Allen Says: May 8, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Jerry and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts at this difficult time.

  10. doug and diane davis Says: May 9, 2015 at 11:05 am

    jerry and family,

    so sorry to hear of amy’s passing, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Looking around our cabin will always remind us of her special talent Doug & Diane Davis

  11. doug and diane davis Says: May 10, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    jerry and family,

    so sorry to hear of your loss, amy will be truly missed by all. our thoughts and prayers our with you always.

  12. Paulette Lindell Says: May 10, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Dear Jerry and family
    Where all deeply saddened to hear of Amy’s death.

    Our prayers continue as you walk thru these final steps with memories of such a cherished wife ,.Proverbs 31:10-31, mother and grandmother …

    Amy glorified God on purpose and her prayer-full song list became our song in the night, Joshua TNC.

    If ever I knew someone who shinned the love of Jesus it was Amy. Her life, and love for others was a wonderful example that truly changed and deepened my desire to serve Our Lord..Heaven is now blessed with all the Blessings we had on earth. Steve TNC.

    Thank-you too Amy for sharing the joy of salvation
    Ray TNC.

    Our final prayer is that you find comfort in loving memories.
    Of a life worthy of celebrating joyously.

    Warm regards Paulette and famille

  13. Maura Garrity Says: May 10, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers and has my deepest sympathy. May God hold her in the palm of his hand.

  14. Wick Hubers Says: May 17, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Dear Jerry, So sorry to hear of Amy’s passing. My deepest sympathies, my thoughts and prayers go out for you. Wick Hubers

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