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Sharon L. Schmitt

Posted By Winkel Funeral Home On April 13, 2019 @ 6:15 pm In Obituaries | 45 Comments


Sharon passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019 at her home in Otsego.

She was born September 13, 1942 in Allegan the daughter of Mac and Dorothy (Germain) Bailey.

Sharon enjoyed knitting, crocheting, going to craft shows and hunting for antiques and items for her family and friends. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed decorating her home. Sharon had a caring heart and always thought of others before herself.

On December 6, 1958 she married Joseph Schmitt who survives.

Also surviving are her daughters, Beth Ann (Ronnie Marks) Schmitt and Laurie (David “DJ” Babbitt) Schmitt, grandson, Asa (A’ndria Uherek) Lakeman; 4 great-grandchildren and her brother, Norman (Secrett) Bailey.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Joey Schmitt in 2016 and by her sister, JoAnn Gallagher.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego with Pastor Greg Carlson officiating.

Burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Sharon may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

Condolences for the family of “Sharon L. Schmitt”

Condolence from Dick and Sylvia Davis on April 13th, 2019 7:11 pm

Joe, Beth, Laurie and Asa Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Sharon was a great lady and an even greater friend. I will miss her so very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Dick and Sylvia

Condolence from Randal Max Honeysett on April 13th, 2019 7:19 pm

Shocked!! Friday and Saturday mornings won’t ever be the same without my friend. Can’t think of anyone I would rather hang out with waiting for a garage door to open.
Thanks for sharing her Joe.

Condolence from Penny Browning Baker on April 13th, 2019 7:23 pm

So so sorry for this Huge Loss

Condolence from Nancy Holmes on April 13th, 2019 7:43 pm

My heart hurts for all of you. Sharon has been a great friend for a long time. Love all of you.

Condolence from Eileen Root (cousin) on April 13th, 2019 8:01 pm

Joe and family, Chuck and I are sorry to learn of Sharon’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Randi deneau on April 13th, 2019 8:33 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss I really loved seeing her at all the garage sales she was such a lovely lady I will miss seeing her around just remember all the wonderful memories you have

Condolence from Dan and Julie Andrus on April 13th, 2019 9:17 pm

Laurie and family, so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers of comfort.

Condolence from Patty schroeder on April 13th, 2019 9:27 pm

I’m so shocked to hear Sharons passing! We had some very great times together, She taught me canning and we laughed together so much ,our prayers to Jo and girls,again I’m so sad about Sharon,I will never forget her

Condolence from Marnie on April 13th, 2019 10:14 pm

Rest In Peace Aunt Sharon. We all love you. Your kindness made a huge impact on our family. Love and prayers for Uncle Joe, Beth, Laurie, and Asa

Condolence from Bob Johnson on April 13th, 2019 10:17 pm

Joe & Family:

My heart is breaking for all of you. Sharon was a wonderful and caring lady and will be missed by many. It won’t be easy, but just try to remember all the happy and fun times all of you shared over the years.
I consider myself so lucky to have known her for many years and loved her dearly.

Liz and I will be thinking of you in the coming days.

Condolence from lynda land on April 13th, 2019 11:25 pm

so sorry for your loss. i love that lady. ive missed her so. all of us at goodwill in otsego looked forward to her coming in every friday and tuesday. she was full of advice and ideas and knowledge. she always smiled and i can still hear her laugh. i knew she wasnt well. …..i just didnt expect this.. im so sorry

Condolence from Georgia Newman on April 14th, 2019 1:13 am

Dear Joe and family, just saw this – so shocked at this sad news. We’ve been away and did not know Sharon was ill. Kind, loving, smart and so competent, Roger and I always appreciated the help she gave us for so many years at Otsego Antiques Mall. We send our deepest condolences and love to all of you.

Condolence from Bert and Bob Renauld on April 14th, 2019 7:16 am

May Sharon rest in peace. Prayers for the family.
Aunt Bert and Uncle Bob

Condolence from Deb Lovett on April 14th, 2019 8:27 am

So sorry to hear about your lost. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from Derek and Nichole Schroeder on April 14th, 2019 9:11 am

Very sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Condolence from Pat Pranshka on April 14th, 2019 10:29 am

Sorry for your lost Prayers and Hugs For All

Condolence from LaRayne on April 14th, 2019 1:06 pm

So sorry to hear this, She was a wonderful sweet woman, my prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Connie Vanarsdal on April 14th, 2019 2:09 pm

Joe Laurie and Beth so sorry for your lose she was a beautiful lady and friend to every one she met

Condolence from Patty and Jack Schroeder on April 14th, 2019 3:26 pm

We are so very ,very sorry to hear of Sharon’s. passing, We will never ever forget the good times we had with her and Jo, and me and Sharon.starting at Parker Hannifin in 1970, time seems to go so fast anymore Beth an Lorie grew up to be beautiful! And Joie ,going to Ann Arbor with Sharon to help him was so rewarding, God Be with you and know she has her angel wings now

Condolence from Ann Staley on April 14th, 2019 3:42 pm

My heart goes out to you and yours.Ann Staley

Condolence from Terri Fairfield-Gott on April 14th, 2019 5:21 pm

Schmitt family, so sorry for your loss. May she RIP..

Terri Gott

Condolence from June on April 14th, 2019 5:47 pm

Joe So sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. My prayers for you and the girls

Condolence from Agnes Schmitt Vanarsdal on April 14th, 2019 6:36 pm

Joe, you sure picked a winner, when you picked Sharon for your bride. All of the Schmitt family was totally blessed, to have her as our sister and aunt. I am so happy that I got to spend some time with her, the last few days. Her beautiful smile and infectious laugh, would make any day better. Totally beautiful inside and out. One of my great memories is she would shop all year for each of Joe’s brothers and sisters— and then at Christmas, give each of us, a collection of things, that she had worked so hard to pick out the perfect gift for each of us.
I will hold the love she had for me and the I have for her always, in my heart.

Condolence from The Bee family on April 14th, 2019 7:32 pm

We are so sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. May you find comfort in those who surround you with their love and support.

Condolence from Joyce mohrland on April 14th, 2019 8:55 pm

Joe and family so sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. Such a sweet lady. My heart goes out to you all and your in my prayers. Love Jove mohrland

Condolence from Roger and June Kennedy on April 14th, 2019 10:29 pm

Joe and Family: we are shocked to hear of Sharon’s passing! I did not know she had been ill! We use to go to the auctions. And we would visit with her! What a loss for you Joe and your family! We are in Florida an plan on returning to Michigan by May first! Will try to call you. We are so sorry for your loss, Sharon was a lovely lady! June and Roger

Condolence from Lauri Kling on April 15th, 2019 7:15 am

Laurie and family so sorry for your loss, it was such a shock. Always enjoyed running into Sharon at a garage sale, Goodwill or Salvation Army. She was always so pleasant to talk to. She will be missed. Lauri Kling

Condolence from Joan Eckert on April 15th, 2019 8:14 am

Sharon, indeed, was one of a kind. I knew her back in the sixties and early seventies as a neighbor, and I had seen her on and off over the years. Always a smile on her beautiful face. Sincere condolences to all of those who loved her and whose lives she touched. Joan (Clock) Eckert

Condolence from Brenda Standish on April 15th, 2019 8:40 am

Dear Joe and family: So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Bill Standish on April 15th, 2019 8:50 am

Dear Joe and family: Our hearts ache for you as you go through this difficult time. Sharon was such a wonderful woman who will leave a big footprint in the hearts of everyone who knew her.

Condolence from Jaci Wilson on April 15th, 2019 9:31 am

Joe and family I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and family, never lose the precious memories.

Condolence from Chet and Shirley Babrick on April 15th, 2019 1:23 pm

Joe and family, so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are sent to you and your family… Chet and Shirley

Condolence from Tammy Thompson Drake on April 15th, 2019 3:07 pm

God Bless You All, so very sorry, love and prayers to you all!

Condolence from Debra Marciniak on April 15th, 2019 6:18 pm

Love, Hugs and Prayers for Joe and the girls, Beth Ann and Laurie. My heart was saddened by the news of your loss.

Condolence from Kim Marciniak on April 15th, 2019 8:03 pm

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to your family.

Condolence from John, Nancy, & Adam Fahrne on April 15th, 2019 8:19 pm

Joe and family, we are so very sorry to hear about Sharon. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Donna Howe on April 16th, 2019 10:41 am

Joe, I was heartbroken to hear of Sharon’s passing. my heart goes out to you and your family. Donna Howe

Condolence from Bonnie Harter on April 16th, 2019 10:56 am

Joe and Family: I’m shock to hear of Sharon’s passing. She was a special lady and friend. She had a one of a kind laugh. We had good times working together. I’ll miss seeing her at garage sales, craft shows and benefit dinners. May God give you peace. My thoughts and prayers go to all of you.

Condolence from John and Joan Steele on April 16th, 2019 5:03 pm

Joe and family.
We are so sorry to see that Sharon passed.When I talked to her last a couple weeks ago. I never thought it would be the last.I will miss her and think of all the fun we had running around to find all the Antique Shops from Grand Rapids to South Bend and everywhere in between. I don’t think we miss a one.
Sharon and I shared a lot of laughs over the years.Of course on these trips lunch was always included and her motto was” Dessert First.”
We did find some good Stuff .
As life goes we did not get to spend much time with each other in the last couple of years. But when I did see her. We shared a big hug and caught up..
We send our prayers to you Joe and wish you well.
John and Joan Steele

Condolence from Wally Shattuck on April 17th, 2019 1:44 pm

So sorry to hear about your loss.
She always treated me like her own son. I don’t remember when Joey and became friends but we were very young , and she would take turns taking us places like archery tournaments or band .
She will be missed.

Condolence from Mike & Sherry Hanson on April 17th, 2019 4:19 pm

Dear Joe,
I’m so sorry for your loss – who didn’t love her ? I was in a 2nd hand store the other day & suddenly I thought of her & how she loved a bargain ! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .

Condolence from Sherlene (schmitt) Belden on April 20th, 2019 8:26 pm

Joe, Beth, Laurie and Asa needless to say my heart is broken that Sharon passed away but we were so blessed to have her for a sister. She was so kind and loving to our entire family we have so many wonderful memories of her that makeus smile love all of you and know we will be there for each and every one of you when you need us

Condolence from Lynne Mills-Burnett on April 26th, 2019 7:37 am

Sharon may be gone from our daily lives, but her warm smile and friendly hello’s will forever be in our memories. Laurie & Beth, I always admired the close relationship you had with her. She was unlike any other mom and you were so lucky to have such a special bond like you did.
And Joe, my heart breaks for you having to lose your soulmate and love of your life. She was certainly a special lady and I hope your many memories bring you comfort.
Spread your wings wide and fly high Sharon!

Condolence from Grant and Becky VanHeukelum on April 26th, 2019 8:14 pm

Joe, Beth and Laurie,

You have our most sincere sympathy in the loss of your loved one.
We will always remember how much fun Sharon had going to craft shows with her sister and the love she had for Antiques. She will be missed.

Condolence from Buffy Welch on September 30th, 2019 4:10 am

Joe, Beth & Laurie
I’m so heartbroken for all of you! My mom & I really enjoyed working with Sharon at O.A.M.
She always had a smile on her face and I will always remember her infectious laugh. Her wealth of knowledge is unsurpassed.
I’m sure she & my mom are in heaven hunting for that elusive “one of a kind find”.
I am so very sorry for your loss!

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