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Shari Anne Rather

Shari Anne Rather, American social worker. Named One of the Outstanding Women in American, Sioux Falls, 1985.


  • Rather, Shari Anne was born on October 13, 1948 in Neenah, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Michael Eugene and Gloria Margaret (Hubert) Curran.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, 1973.


    • Director social service Appleton (Wis) Memorial Hospital, 1973-1975, Marshfield (Wisconsin) Convalscent Center, 1975-1976. Social worker, consultant Colonial House, Colby, Wisconsin, 1975-1976. Social worker South Dakota Perinatal Association, Sioux Falls, 1977-1980.

      Merchandiser Dayton Hudson corporation, South Dakota, 1984-1986. Patient service coordinator Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1987-1988. Social worker Waukesha County (Wisconsin) Department Human Services, since 1988, Wisconsin Association Nursing Home, Milwaukee, 1988-1992.

      Consultant Muscular Dystrophy Association Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Support Group, Sioux Falls, 1987-1988.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Team manager Spring City Soccer Club, 1994-1996. Vice president City Council, 1989-1990, president, 1990-1991. Chairman Junior League, Sioux Falls, 1982-1988, Milwaukee, 1988-1991.

    Member Pewaukee chapter PTO, Wisconsin Juvenile Court Intake Association, since 1991. Treasurer Horrace Mann Parent-Teachers Association, 1987-1988, Pewaukee Parent for Soccer Registrar, 1990-1992. Member Pewaukee Friends and Neighbors, since 1991.

    Child advocacy committee Scan, 1994-1995. Active Prevention Network, 1997-1998. President Pewaukee High School Booster Club, 1996-1998.

    Board directors Pewaukee Select Soccer Board, 1996-1900, registrar, 1997-1900, treasurer, 1997-1900. Crisis intervention worker Waukesha County Department Health and Human Services, 1993-1901. Member Pewaukee PTO, 1988-1997.

    Field instructor social work University Wisconsin, since 1994. Member National Association of Social Workers, National Perinatal Social Worker Association, Beta Sigma Phi (president local chapter 1985-1987, president Xi Beta Xi chapter 1989-1990), Alpha Xi Delta.



    Tennis, needlecrafts, soccer, children's activities.


    • Married Richard J. Rather, July 10, 1971. Children: Michael, Shannon, Kimberly, Ashley.
    • father: Michael Eugene Curran
    • mother: Gloria Margaret (Hubert) Curran
    • spouse: Richard J. Rather
    • children: Michael Rather
    • Shannon Rather
    • Kimberly Rather
    • Ashley Rather
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    Born October 13, 1948
    (age 69)
    • 1973
      University Wisconsin
    • 1973 - 1975
      Director, social service Appleton (Wis) Memorial Hospital
    • 1975 - 1976
      social worker, Colonial House
      Colby, Kansas, United States
    • 1975 - 1976
      consultant, Colonial House
      Colby, Kansas, United States
    • 1975 - 1976
      Director, social service Appleton (Wis) Memorial Hospital
    • 1977 - 1980
      social worker, South Dakota Perinatal Association
      Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
    • 1984 - 1986
      merchandiser Dayton Hudson Corporation
      South Dakota, United States
    • 1987 - 1988
      patient service coordinator, Muscular Dystrophy Association
    • 1988 - 1992
      social worker, Waukesha County (Wisconsin) Department Human Services
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1988
      social worker, Waukesha County (Wisconsin) Department Human Services
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