Entered the arms of her loving Savior on May 14, 2015, age 67. Loving mother of Hollie (Brian) Downes, Rev. Laurie (fiancé Paul Tenpenny) Watter, Jeff (Nicole), and Kevin (Maria) Watter. Adoring grandmother of Rev. Zachary Mueller, Amanda, Kyle, Rachel, Joel, Nathaniel, and Laura. Dear sister of Brian Sheehan. Former wife of the late Daniel J. Watter. Daughter of the late Aloysious Sheehan and Lorraine Gormley. Also preceded in death by sisters Mary Ellen O’Connor, Maureen Stuart and Karen Meronek. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many other friends, including her beloved friend and sister-in-ministry, Rev. Susan Neumann.
Bridget entered into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ in 1990. That decision not only transformed her life, but the lives of her children, grandchildren, and countless other people. She was an ordained minister and chaplain with the Assemblies of God, ministering to the wounded and disenfranchised women in the city of Milwaukee for 25 years. Bridget was currently ministering as a women’s chaplain at the Milwaukee House of Correction, Franklin WI, where she had served for the last 16 years, and as an active “Minister to Milwaukee” with Brother’s and Sister’s in Christ Serving (BASICS) for 13 years. Founder and Executive director of Eden’s Bridge CARE. (2014) and Garden Life Ministry (2002) Bridget facilitated Celebrate Recovery, Teen Challenge, various womens’ support groups, as well as taught and counseled at Poplar Creek Church and City on a Hill. She also facilitated a plethora of Bible studies in local churches. Bridget will always be remembered for her abundantly loving heart, her tenacity against all odds, and encouraging and courageous spirit that moved many mountains in her life. She was loved dearly by many and will be deeply missed.
Visitation at POPLAR CREEK CHURCH, 17770 West Cleveland Avenue, Thursday, May 21, 4:30-6:45 PM. Service at 7:00 PM. Burial at Wisconsin Memorial Park on Friday at 11:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to Poplar Creek Church designated for Eden’s Bridge CARE.