Sharon T. Rayala (Organist), 75, of Manitowish Waters, passed away on Sept. 6, 2019 at Avanti Health and Rehab in Minocqua with family by her side.

Sherry was born to Wilda and Max Organist and delivered by Dr. Kate Newcomb in Tomahawk. She attended school in Mercer. Upon marriage she moved to Manitowish Waters. Sherry was married Michael Rayala, Sr. on June 16, 1962 and recently celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary. Sharon worked as executive secretary at Manitowish Waters Chamber of Commerce and Century Telephone in Manitowish Waters.  She raised two children and enjoyed watching her grandchildren grow.

Sharon was known to most as a caring and loving person that cherished her family and community. She was a positive minded and strong woman who faced all challenges head on. She enjoyed art and writing. She was creative and artistic and made things a lot more beautiful during her time here.

Sharon is preceded in death by her parents, Wilda and Max Organist, brother, Gene Organist and sister Nancy Carol, and son-in-law, Alan Nyberg. She is survived by her loving husband Michael Rayala, Sr., daughter Diane Nyberg, son Michael Rayala, Jr., and grandchildren, Jamie Murkowski, Tarin Rayala and Trent Rayala. She is further survived by one sister, Hester Rayala.

Visitation for Sharon will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Nimsgern Funeral Home Chapel in Woodruff, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. with reception afterwards. Burial Service to follow at 2 p.m. at Pinelawn Cemetery in Manitowish Waters.

The family of Sharon Rayala would like to extend a sincere thanks to Dr. Gabert, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center and Gift of Life Transplant House of Rochester, Minn., all of the staff at Avanti Health and Rehab and Ascension Hospice for the wonderful care they provided.

Online condolences may be shared at www.nimsgernfuneral.com. Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services is serving the family.