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Sharon Mae Peterson


Sharon Mae Peterson, age 77 of Ada, formerly of Lapeer, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018. Born March 17, 1941 in Detroit, she grew up in Warren. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Ruth Bareis; and daughter-in-law, Brenda Peterson. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Wayne Peterson; sons David (Susan) Peterson, Bruce (Lara Merkhofer Lambrecht) Peterson; grandchildren Ben, Liam, Hannah; step-granddaughters Vanessa and Kira; sisters Betty Mittlesteadt, Carrie (Mike) Maguire; brother-in-law Doug (Toni) Peterson; sister-in-law Marge (Bob) Endriss; and eight nieces and nephews. Sharon and Wayne met at Central Michigan University; and they wed August 23, 1962 in Warren. Sharon taught English for many years at Lapeer West High School.  She was involved in high school theatre and loved Shakespeare.  After retiring, Sharon and Wayne moved to Ada to be closer to their children and grandchildren, and enjoyed many years of traveling. A funeral service will be held Thursday, June 14, at 12:00 p.m. at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, MI 49331. The family will greet friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the funeral home chapel.  Rev. Galen Knutson and Rev. Donna Erickson officiating. Interment Findlay Cemetery, Ada Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Spectrum Health Hospice, 100 Michigan St. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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  1. My sympathies to Wayne, David, Bruce and all of Sharon’s family. We were neighbors on Cornell Drive for several years. She was a delightful lady and will be missed by all who knew her.

  2. Wayne and family. I am saddened to hear of Sharon’s passing. My parents enjoyed the years of your friendship. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Peterson was a wonderful English teacher, and I was blessed to have her my senior year. I will be praying for your family as you go through this difficult time.

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss – I’m shocked but have fond memories of your family- Lavern Warner – fourth grade teacher Maple Grove

  5. Mrs. Peterson was my English teacher twice, in my freshman and senior years. She taught me to love Shakespeare, among other things. She made a lasting difference in my life. I hope she had peace.

  6. My condoleances to a wonderful person.
    Mrs Peterson was my English teacher at Lapeer West High School.
    I was a Dutch Exchange student 1977–1978.
    Say strong Mr Peterson.

  7. Dear Wayne and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Wayne, you and Sharon meant so much to my Grandparents and you were so kind to them. Sharon was always so kind to Grandma after Grandpa passed and took her to painting classes. It was a special friendship. I’m sure she will be missed by many. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sandy Austin Katzmark

  8. Both Mr. and Mrs. Peterson were among my favorite teachers. To the family I send my sympathy.

  9. Mr. Peterson and family,
    I will be praying for you all during this difficult time. I was a former student in both English and History and I often find myself referring to both you and Mrs. Peterson when I teach in my own classroom. I send my sympathy.

  10. Sharon was such a wonderful lady and a dear friend. I loved teaching with Sharon and Wayne at Lapeer West. My thoughts are with Wayne, David and Bruce and the family.

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