Sharon passed away on Monday, October 26, 2015 at her home at Brookdale Eagan Memory Care, surrounded by her loving family.
Sharon Saewert was born on March 10, 1943 in Fargo, ND, the daughter of Eddie and Lois (Jackson) Saewert. She grew up on the family farm near Davenport, ND. Sharon graduated from Oak Grove High School in Fargo and furthered her education completing an Associate of Arts Degree in Secretarial Science at Moorhead State University.
Following her education Sharon worked in Fargo as an executive and legal secretary until 1966 when she became a stay at home mom, raising her daughters. She returned to the workforce with Phoenix International in Fargo, later transferring to St. Louis, MO. She returned to Fargo in 1997 and worked for 17 years with the Red River Valley Sugar Beet Growers Association in Fargo. Upon her retirement in 2012 due to health concerns, she made her home at One Oak Place and Touchmark. In June of this year, Sharon moved to Brookdale Eagan Memory Care to be closer to her daughter.
Sharon’s favorite thing in the world was being grandma. She cherished the time spent with all of her family and was always concerned how the family farm was doing. Throughout the years, Sharon was active in the Soroptimist Club, loved her time traveling, playing Bridge, watching movies, and was a Bison fan.
The family would like to offer a very special word of thanks to her wonderful caregivers, especially Mitsy. The loving care, concern, and friendship shown to Sharon throughout her illness, will remain in their hearts forever.
Sharon is survived by her daughter, Michele (Gregory) Williams of St. Paul, MN; her grandson, Hunter Gubeno; her brother, John (Sharon) Saewert of West Fargo, ND; her son-in-law, Jason Gubeno; nephews – Mike (Amy) Saewert, Scott (Penny) Saewert, Jay (Kim) Sandvig, and Chris (Brooke) Sandvig. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Janel Gubeno and her parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley, the Alzheimer’s Association or to a charity of choice.