Sharon A. Googins, 72, of Minnesota City passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loved ones.
Sharon was born on May 23, 1946 in Arcadia, WI to Alphonse and Lillian (Rossel) Schmitt. On March 18, 1967 Sharon married Steve Googins. Sharon and Steve had three daughters. Her life revolved around raising her girls; and taking in and raising multiple other children as well. Anyone that was in need she would help in any way she could; a place to stay- she always made the room, an ear to listen, and a place to do laundry- clean it or air it. Sharon was always the go to person in the family. She helped everyone and was always the secret keeper.
Sharon's passion was people. She obtained a degree in Social Work from Winona State University in 1986. The rest of her working career was spent working in Home Health Care and after retirement a short time at Watkins Inc.
Sharon loved thrift shopping, antiques, enjoyed crafts, completing puzzles, and taking pictures. Her Catholic faith was very important in her life and enjoyed going to church.
Sharon will be deeply missed by her daughters, Stephanie (Jeremy) Berg, Staci Googins, and Shannon (Elliott) Norwood; grandchildren, Violet, Trisha, Savannah, Lewis, Ebony, James III, Constance, Sabrina, Elliott, Malcolm, and Miles Steven; great-grandchildren, Eliyanna, Tristan, Corbin, Campton, Cemise, Kelin, Lewis II, Gianna, Waymon ll, Hezekiah, Adelina and 5 on the way; sister, Luetta (Don) Ellis; and her special family Bonnie Googins, Jeremiah (Alanna) Pelowski, Sarah Googins, Sam Googins, Iysis, Waylan, and Sydney Ashton. And a host of nieces and nephews and many, many friends that became her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, ex-husband Steve; siblings, Dolores, Russel, and Mary; and nephew, Gail Allen.
A pot-luck Celebration of Sharon's life will be held at Farmers Park on Saturday, August 25 from 1pm-6pm. Family and friends are invited to stay for lunch, share memories of Sharon, and listen to some of her favorite music. Hoff Celebration of Life Center - Goodview is assisting the family with arrangements.
Private family graveside services will be held at a later date.
I loved her she was an amazing lady . You will be missed , I wish I would have known . Prayers to all the kids .
I was thinking about the day grandmas dog ate that towel, and she kept saying this damn dog is so stupid! She yelled at bitty so much like she hated her and loved her so much. She barely knew she was actually a she. She always said him, like bitty was a boy lol
So sorry for your loss of Sharon
love you momma
How can anyone forget that wonderful smile. She will gently asked questions while she was advocating for the vulnerable; She light up when she talked about her grandchildren. May she rest in perfect peace with the Lord.
I remember meeting Sharon at the east side bar many years ago. Very beautiful lady and the nicest person I know. That was pre kids. I will truely miss Sharon and her sense of humor. Sharon may you rest in peace.
LOVE YOU MOM
I was blessed to meet her at my daughters wedding. Very sweet lady. So sorry for you loss. Prayers and hugs to the family.
The mark Sharron left on this world is that of a star... many not in the spotlight has had that big of impact I think in seeing the responses to her passing.
She told me the night (among so much else) I spent an hour alone in the hospital with her the Journey she had traveling around the United States & how when back home the pictures had been erased but another trip was to be had and how a moment was difficult on the trail of tears was due to her health.
There will always be a piece to my family's puzzle missing now with her passing but will always carry with me our conversations we shared alone.
Shannon I'm so sorry on the loss of your mom.She was a fighter and a very strong Woman.I can't and won't tell you I know how you feel right now all I can do as a friend of yours for 30 years is let you know I'm here if you need any thing.Just remember your mom is always by your side and is pain free now .R.I.P Sharon.
beautiful Lady has gained her wings, we will miss her dearly here on earth, but we will look forward to seeing her again. condolences to her family and friends. we all know we lived in her heart . good bye for now precious.
To The Googins Family, With Sadness and Tears We lift You Up In Our Prayers, we are So sorry for your loss♡♡♡ Hugs to All Heidi & Allan Bagniewski & Family
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Sharon. She was much loved and will be much missed.
Love: Candy, Doyle, & Dogs
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