Sharon Seehase, 73, of Oelwein and formerly of Independence, died Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein.
A celebration of Sharon’s life will be held at 1PM on Friday, June 15 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein. There will not be a visitation held. Memorials may be directed to Sharon’s family.
Sharon was born on July 17, 1938 in Moline, IL to parents Howard and Margaret (McCann) Stromer. Sharon attended Rock Island High School, graduating in 1956. On May 24, 1967 Sharon was united in marriage with Russell Seehase in Rock Island, IL. They later divorced. Sharon was employed by the United States Postal Service delivering Rural Route mail, and later a clerk at the Post Office in East Moline, IL until her retirement after 25 ½ years of service.
Sharon was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Independence and the American Legion Auxiliary of Independence. She loved playing BINGO and attending the Senior Centers of Independence and Oelwein, and conversation-especially on the phone. Most of all, Sharon loved her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Left to celebrate Sharon’s life are her daughter Kasi Maakestad of Oelwein; her grandchildren: Carrie, Katherine, Courtney and Kellieann Frush of Jesup, and Kaitlynn Maakestad-Seehase, Kenneddy and Kolten Maakestad of Oelwein; her sister Joan Groene of Milan, IL; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and friends.