Usha Ashvin Shah, age 70, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded with the love of her family, on Thursday, July 18, 2019 following a seven-year battle with cancer.
Usha was born in Kenya on November 17, 1948 to Premchand and Santa Shah. In Kenya, on August 17, 1969, Usha was united in marriage with the love of her life, Ashvinkumar Virchand Shah. Shortly after, they came to the United States. Usha & Ashvin owned & operated several Open Pantry convenient stores in our community over the years and are the current owners of Village Food & Liquor (Hwy 11 & 90th Street) in Sturtevant and Knights Inn in Racine, Wisconsin.
Jainism by faith, Usha was a member of the Jain Temple of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Among her interests, she enjoyed needlepoint, sewing, reading and worldwide traveling. Above all, she loved and cherished spending time with her entire family.
Surviving are her loving husband of nearly 50 years, Ashvin; their beloved son, Priyesh Shah; adored grandchildren, Anya, Aashil & Premchand; mother, Santa Shah; brother, Arunkumar (Saroj) Shah; sisters, Ramila (Ramesh) Shah & Chand Shah; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Vinod (Murdula) Shah, Narendra (Prafuli) Shah, Jayendra (Prita) Shah, Shushila (Shobhag) Shah & Vanita (Chandrakant) Shah; longtime faithful friend, Dr. Purnima Swearingen; nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends. Usha was preceded in death by her father, Premchand Shah; brother-in-law, Ramesh Shah; and longtime family friend, Mike Swearingen.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm in Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home in Racine, Wisconsin. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Sunday from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Memorials to the American Cancer Society have been suggested.