Date of Death: July 2, 2021

Service Details

Visitation will be Friday, July 9, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Dan Lane officiating and honor services under the auspices of the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Dept. and Victim Services.

Obituary Notice

Rhonda Lee (Shearer) Wright, 54, of Three Rivers, passed away Friday, July 2, 2021 at home following a brief illness.

Born January 27, 1967 in Vicksburg the daughter of Edwin and Betty (Allison) Shearer, Rhonda graduated from Vicksburg High School in 1985.

On September 22, 2007, Rhonda married her soulmate Perry Dean Wright.

She worked for River Financial Planners in Schoolcraft, and also for the Lockport Township Water Board. She had served on the Lockport Township Zoning Board and spent four years as Lockport Township Deputy Clerk.

Rhonda was a member of the St. Joseph County Victim Services unit for 21 years, bringing comfort to many in their hour of great need.

Her pride and joy was a 2006 Convertible Mustang.

An avid outdoorswoman, Rhonda loved relaxing in the water, swimming, four-wheeling and fishing. She also loved reading, hanging out with family, every Sunday dinner with family, country music and Bob Seger, flower gardens, dogs and cats, crocheting and knitting, and taking care of others.

Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her husband; mother; mother-in-law, Mary Jane Wright; brother, Allen (Emily) Shearer; sister, Linda (Mike) Fisher; brother-in-law, Gregg Wright; nieces and nephews, Michelle (Shearer) De Mattei, Andrea (Shearer) Prudden, Cole Fisher, Paul Fisher, Lori Wright, Carrie (Wright) Barnes; many great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father; her son, Travis Paul Wright; and her father-in-law, Kenneth R. Wright.

Additional Information

Due to people’s overwhelming generosity in sending flowers, the family would appreciate further donations being directed to St. Joseph County Victim Services or Three Rivers Hospice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home in care of her arrangements.

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20 Comments

  1. We are so heartbroken Perry. We know so well that Rhonda and you are best friends and soulmates. A very special person who always thought of others. We will always think of her smiles and kind words. Sending you our love from the Myers and Kracher families, Love K&C

  2. Perry, we are so sadden by the loss of your beloved wife and soul mate. You will cherish the short time you had with Rhonda and memories you made together. Please know that Bob and I are thinking of you!

  3. You will be missed Rhonda! We had great times growing up. I have many fond memories at family events, playing with our Crissy dolls and visiting Cedar Point. My heartfelt condolences to all your friends and family.

  4. I would like to offer my condolences To Rhonda’s Family, close friends and co-workers. She was a sweet person that enjoyed life, her husband Perry and anyone she ever met. The world has lost a very special person but God has her for now in his arms. Thank you Rhonda for being….. you !

  5. Dear Perry , So so sorry to hear of your loss of your Rhonda . My Barry thought the world of her. Rhonda was his go to girl for townships information. I picture her up with Dave and Barry all together again having coffee. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Our sincere condolences to Rhonda’s family as you continue to celebrate her life. Her enthusiasm and energy was contagious. As her spirit lives on, lest us not forget all that she gave selflessly to many in their time of need. May her legacy be celebrated and her light shine on forever. Prayers of comfort to all.

  7. Perry and Family, I’m so sorry for your loss, I had the greatest pleasure of working with Rhonda at the bank. She was so kind and helpful being my supervisor at the bank. She was such a joy to know that I considered her a great friend. She was so much fun. I only have fond memories of Rhonda and I hope it’s a comfort to know how many people loved her. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Mary Kandlstorfer

  8. Rhonda will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Our families knew each other at a very young age. Grew up as friends, and then, later in life living two doors down from her on Portage Lake. We’ll definitely remember the fun times there. Rhonda was a sweet, fun loving ,and witty spirited gal whom we had some great times with. When Rhonda worked at a local bank, she helped my wife and I get our first home! It was very stressful for us, but she seemed to make it go so smooth. She knew her business! She will always remain forever special in our hearts. To Perry and the Wright family, and to the Shearer family ,Renee, Chase ,and I send you our deepest sympathy, and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Rhonda will always be known as Blizzard Baby to many of us. Although we didn’t spend much time together as we went our own way, I loved following you on FB. You had the best pictures and stories Cuz! I remember
    as kids we all got together at Gramma and Grandpa’s Cottage in Bradley. Fun times. Aunt Betty, Linda, and Allen, my heart breaks for you as you make sense of this. Praying for you all, as well as Rhonda’s husband and family, to find peace and comfort . God Bless and Keep you.

  10. Rhonda oh where to start. thank you for everything that you taught me during our/my time on the Victim Services Unit for St. Joe County Sheriffs Dept. You are truly one of a kind and when I think back to our time all of the after meeting dinners and you and Patty eating those dang fish tacos. You are truly going to be missed and I can not wait to see you again and thank you for all the love and support that you have shown Phil and I.
    Perry huge hugs to you. Thank you for sharing Rhonda with us. She was and is truly a blessing. Love you both.
    Carrie, I am sending you huge hugs. It was so funny when I found out we knew the same person and I loved to hear her stories about you and your stories about her.
    Linda, thank you so much for putting me in touch with Rhonda about getting on the Victim Services Unit. Huge hugs sent to you and your family also.

  11. I am going to miss Rhonda so much. Her personality always made me smile. I am so thankful I got to know her and have some fun times with her. My thoughts are with the whole family because I know above all else it was family that was important to her. I am going to miss her to no end and I will always think of her whenever a Bob Seger comes on the radio.

  12. Very few times in a person’s life will you have someone in your life that you just connect with. Rhonda was that person to everyone she met. Great sense of humor. Even thou she liked FORD’S.. and that made for interesting nights at the races.
    That will always be the be the best part of my life the times we went to the races and poked fun at each other over what was the better of the two.
    I love you Rhonda my friend forever.

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