Sarah Ann Maxwell, age 31, from Milwaukee passed away on June 14, 2022.
Sarah was born on January 30, 1991 to Robert and Laurine Maxwell. Sarah graduated from Thomas Moore High School where she was active on the swim team. For the last 3½ years she worked at Pick N Save in Muskego. She enjoyed helping customers and the many friendships she made there.
Sarah loved spending time with her family and friends. She loved animals, music-especially K-Pop music, playing video games with her dad and brother, watching Anime movies, Anthony Bourdain, watching survival shows with her mom, Door County, Harry Potter and her favorite show by far - The Office.
She was a brilliant, funny, loving, kind, beautiful soul who struggled with mental illness and substance abuse. It was always her dream to turn her life around and find a way to help others. As a last selfless act, she was able to do that. Sarah was able to save multiple lives with her donation of organs.
Thank you to all of her friends who stood by her and were always there for her especially, Jessica, Mike, Stephanie, Ben, Saralyn, Arielle and many more. She was truly blessed with some wonderful friends.
A special thank you to the ICU departments at Waukesha Memorial and St. Luke’s for their care and compassionate treatment of Sarah and family during the 10 days she was there. She will be missed more than words can say.
Sarah is survived by her parents Robert and Laurine, brothers Matthew and Lucas, Grandparents Marilyn Peliska and Arlene Maxwell, aunts Susan Peliska, Jennifer Rasmussen and Donna Maxwell, uncles Scott (Karen) Peliska, Ken (Betsy) Peliska, James (Noreen) Peliska and cousins, Sam, Taylor, Joseph, Natalie, Rosie, Edmund, Amber, Zachary, Rachel, Aaron, Jacob and Chris as well as many other family and friends. She is preceded in death by Grandpa Charles Peliska and James Maxwell, Great Grandparents Ray and Nettie Kujawa. We hope they were all there to welcome her home.
If you struggle with mental illness or any kind of addiction, please get help. Seek therapy, rehab, reach out to family or friends for help before it’s too late.
Be kind. Love and support one another. Always show your love for each other so we never feel alone in our struggles. You could be the difference in someone’s life. Just because someone carries it well, doesn’t mean it isn’t heavy.
In lieu of flowers donations to NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness, The Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin or the charity of your choice.