Sheila ‘Louie’ Harris

January 8, 1966 ~ July 19, 2022

Sheila “Louie” Sarah Harris, 56, of Elroy died on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at her residence.

Sheila S HarrisSheila was the daughter of Ted G. Harris and Arlene M. (Schumann) Harris and was born on January 8th, 1966 in Mauston, Wisconsin. Louie attended New Lisbon High School and graduated in 1984. She attended the College for Cosmetology in La Crosse. Sheila spent some time out East in Virginia and then moved back to Madison for a few years. She settled in Elroy in 2001, where she raised her beloved son, Sam. Sheila received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and spent years substitute teaching in local schools in Juneau County. She loved teaching and attending sports events from Sam and his classmates.

Sheila was very creative. She loved painting, writing poems and music and played the guitar. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed deer hunting with Sam and adored their two black labs, Jasmine and Gracie. The door was always open at her lovely home in the hills of Elroy, for friends, for Sam’s friends and for her large family. She often hosted and cooked for the whole Harris bunch. Sheila was a devoted Christian. She loved long discussions and was able to hold her own on many topics.

She is survived by her son, Samuel Guilfoil of Elroy; her sisters, Karen Oaks of New Lisbon, Patricia Gesler of New Lisbon, Shawn (Ivo) Harris of Rotterdam and Lisa (Jim) Burns of Elroy; her brothers, Jim (Kathy) Harris and John Harris; her very close friend, Tanya Manhart (Robert); nieces and nephews, Wally, Heidy, Angie, and Tim (Karen), Shane and Brent (Patricia), Jenny, Josh and Kelsy (Jim & Kathy), Ylenia and Lara (Shawn & Ivo), Lana and Ian (Lisa & Jim); her aunt, Ruth Schumann, and many cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Arlene, and her sister, Kathy.

A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 26th, at Bible Evangelical Free Church at 625 W. Veterans St. in Tomah, WI. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Tuesday at the church from 3 p.m. until the time of service, with Pastor Tim Erickson presiding. A private family moment to spread Sheila’s ashes will take place after the service at St. Luke Lutheran Cemetery in Elroy.

The Hare Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at