2018-06-13 / Obituaries



PETERSON, 77, of

Ada (formerly of

Lapeer), passed away

Thursday, June 7,


She was born March

17, 1941, in Detroit, and she grew up in


Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Ruth

Bareis; and daughterin 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.

Memorial contributions may be made to Spectrum Health Hospice, 100 Michigan St. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, June 14, at 12 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.

Funeral arrangements provided by Roth-Gerst Funeral Home, www.gerstfuneralhomes.com

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