Sharen S. Sturgis

November 16, 1941 - December 13, 2016

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Friday, December 16, 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Wolcottville Chapel

Saturday, December 17, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City


Saturday, December 17, 11:00 AM
St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City


Sharen S. Sturgis, 75, of Wolcottville died Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at 11:35 p.m. in her residence with her family at her side.

She was a lifetime area resident.

Sharen had worked at Targgart Printing in Wolcottville and retired from Courier Printing in Kendallville.

She was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church in Rome City.

Sharen’s grandchildren were number one in her life. She loved watching them in sporting events and all school activities. She was always there to help others! Sharen loved visiting and making friends; just loving people in general. She was very creative and artistic in life. She was a strong, independent lady that loved nature. Sharen enjoyed being outdoors doing yard work, planting flowers, observing animals, in particular, butterflies and going on boat rides at Westler Lake. Walking her daughter’s dog, Rondo, was her favorite form of exercise. She was an avid IU basketball and Colts football fan.

She was born November 16, 1941, in Kendallville to Arla “P-nut” and LaDonna (Eckart) Heston.

Surviving are a son, Mike (Kira) Sturgis of Churubusco; a daughter, Nikki Barker of Westler Lake; five grandchildren, Kylie Barker, Grant Sturgis, Davis Sturgis, Ryan Barker, and Miranda Sturgis; five sisters, Sandy (Jim) North of Wolcottville, her twin, Karen (Vern) Fry of LaGrange, Vicki (Dean) Domer of Wolcottville, Toni (Kent) Kraner of Ligonier, and Terry (John) Stukey of Orland; an aunt, Dorothy Conley of Rome City; and a sister-in-law, Sara (Larry) Gotshall of Wolcottville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Calvin Sturgis; and the father of her children, Frank Sturgis.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, December 17, 2016, at 11 a.m. in St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City with Fr. Bernard Ramenaden officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Wolcottville.

Calling is Friday, December 16, 2016, from 2 to 7 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville. A Rosary service will be held at 6:30 p.m.
Calling will also be held Saturday, December 17, 2016, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the church.

Preferred memorials are to the American Diabetes Association.

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Guest Book

Jonquil Cook Vincent
March 22nd, 2017 9:14pm
Gambrills, MD

I lived next door to Sharon and Frank at Wistler Lake, and we got to be good friends. Sharon was wonderful, witty and wise. I am just now seeing this, but I want to extend my condolences to the family. She was a beautiful lady.

December 22nd, 2016 8:42pm

Nikki, I am so sorry. I didn't know. I just want you to know that you will be in my prayers. I thought your Mother was something special. She used to come in to Chronisters with her sisters and aunt Dorothy regularly. We all enjoyed them. Their laughter was wonderful.

Karen Bailey
December 18th, 2016 2:54am

So sorry for the loss of your loved one.

Ed Dobmeyer
December 16th, 2016 4:35pm
Atlanta, GA

To all of the family, I'm so sorry to hear of Sharen's passing. My condolences to all, Karen, I'm sure it is especially difficult for you. I can still picture Sharen as a WHS cheerleader. She had such energy and was always happy. She will be missed.

Karen Wakeland
December 16th, 2016 2:14pm
Columbia City

I am so sorry for your loss. Losing your mother and the kids grandmother is soo hard. You all are in my prayers.

Jane and Tom Hulen
December 16th, 2016 4:31am
Wolcottville, IN

Mike - Nikki and all of the family, Our deepest condolences to each of you at this very sad time. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with each of you - Keep your memories in your heart and remember all of the good times - I have such fond memories of Sharon - God's Blessings, Jane and Tom

Tony Lower
December 16th, 2016 4:08am
Kendallville, Indiana

Mike, Nikki, and family, sending prayers and condolences to all of you. So sorry for your loss. Hugs to all!!😇😇😇

Kelley and David Smith
December 16th, 2016 12:00am
Quincy, MI

Nikki, Mike and Family, So sorry to hear the news. May you find strenght in the loving memories of your Mother.

Karen Baker
December 15th, 2016 4:23pm

Sorry for your loss may God bless and heal your family

lorene schrock
December 15th, 2016 4:04pm
shipshewana ind.

so sorry for your loss the lord will be with you

Janie Brill
December 15th, 2016 3:32pm

My heart goes out to the entire family for your loss. It's difficult anytime but at the holidays it seems sadder. Stay strong.

Janie Brill
December 15th, 2016 3:32pm

My heart goes out to the entire family for your loss. It's difficult anytime but at the holidays it seems sadder. Stay strong.

Raeanne Biddle-Savage
December 15th, 2016 1:26pm

So sorry hear of this news, with deepest sympathy to the whole family.

Sharon Mast
December 15th, 2016 9:50am

Hugs and prayers. So sorry to hear about your loss.

Lori troyer
December 15th, 2016 7:26am
Sturgis, mi

So sorry for your loss. I to know how you feel lost my mom also.

Renee and Marvin Rodenbeck
December 15th, 2016 6:01am
Red Lodge, MT

So sorry to hear this Nikki, your mother was such a kind person. Thinking of you and will pray for you and your family.

Ruth Ann (MIller) Weymouth
December 15th, 2016 5:21am
Owensville, Indiana

I am so sorry for your loss. I graduated with your Aunt Sandy and remember your mother and Aunt Karen very well. May God bless the entire family during this difficult time.

Berta knox
December 15th, 2016 3:27am
Edwardsburg, mi

Dear Nikki and Family, In thought and prayer. May you treasure memories. Praying for peace and comfort. Your in Gods hands and our hearts. God bless.

Mark McClish
December 15th, 2016 2:22am

Sorry for your loss, my the lord bless your family in this time.

Lorie Myers
December 15th, 2016 1:35am

So sorry for your loss Nikki. Prayers for you and your family.

Patty Duty
December 15th, 2016 1:10am

Iam so very sorry . Your mom was a very sweet lady .

Miss Sandy
December 15th, 2016 12:42am
LaGrange, Indiana

I am soo sorry for your loss. She was an amazing and loving woman!! You are in my thoughts and prayers

Thomas Barker
December 15th, 2016 12:29am
Burleson, TX

What a wonderful spirit! Her gift was her life. I was blessed to know her and feel so much the richer for it.

Mark and Nita Hamilton
December 15th, 2016 12:21am

We are so very sorry for your loss Nikki. You and your family are in our thoughts. 😢😢.

Mark and Lena Fennell and Family
December 15th, 2016 12:08am

So sorry to hear of your loss. Hugs and prayers for the family🙏