Sharon Weizel of Clearwater died Friday, April 5, 2013, at the Koronis Manor Nursing Home in Paynesville. She was 73.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the Tri-County Alliance Church near Clearwater with Pastor Anthony Stanley officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Tri-County Alliance Church.
Sharon was born Nov. 17, 1939, to Noel and Mae (Nilson) Strand at Montevideo, Minn. She moved with her parents as a young lady to Hopkins where she attended school. Later in life she completed her GED and went on to earn a couple of years of college education.
Sharon was married twice and was the mother of four children. She worked most of her life serving others in the restaurant industry. Sharon was in pool and bowling leagues, played golf and softball, and loved jigsaw puzzles. Over the years she lived in Brooklyn Park, Chaska, and Jackson, Minn. Later in life she wintered in Apache Junction, Ariz., until her stroke at age 63. She then made her home with her daughter Valorie, and recently became a resident at the Koronis Manor Nursing Home in Paynesville.
Sharon was a very good natured and selfless person who had no enemies and was loved by all. After her stroke, she was not able to speak, but always kept a positive attitude and communicated well through gestures, facial expressions, and her distinctive laugh which gave joy to everyone around her.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; and many beloved aunts and uncles.
She is survived by her children Valorie LaBeau of South Haven, Brian LaBeau of Chaska, Jack Weizel of Ramsey, and Mark Weizel of St. Michael; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren; one brother Thomas (and Marian) Strand of Mesa, Ariz., other relatives and many friends.
Arrangements are by Daniel Funeral Home.