Sharon Michaelson, 62

Sharon K. Michelson, 62, of Bryan passed away Tuesday morning at her home.  She was born on December 19, 1951 in Wauseon, Ohio to William J. and Mary J. (Firestone) Oxender.  Sharon graduated from North Central High School in 1969.  On January 22, 1972 she married Gary Michelson, and he preceded her in death.

Sharon attended Life Changing Realities Fellowship in Edgerton.  She worked for 24 years at Strydel Incorporated in Stryker.  She also worked at John’s Donut Shop and  “Night and Day” store, both in Bryan.  She was the co-founder and dance coordinator of “Singles Unlimited,” a singles group that began in Bryan in 2008.  Sharon was a member of the Montpelier Moose and the Bryan Eagles Auxiliary.  She also enjoyed fishing and cake decorating.

She is survived by her father William Oxender of Bryan; one daughter Carrie (Todd) Burkholder of Bryan; one brother Dennis (Jolene) Oxender of Bluffton, Ohio; one sister Karen (David) Gallutia of Bryan; two step grandchildren Hannah and Eli Burkholder; one aunt Carmen Oxender of Pioneer; three nephews Brian (Brandie) Gallutia, Kelly (Barbara) Gallutia and Luke Oxender; and seven great nieces and nephews.

Sharon was preceded in death by her mother Mary and numerous aunts and uncles.

The family will receive friends on Friday March 7th from 4-8pm at the Thompson Funeral Home, 204 E. Main Street in Montpelier.  Services will be Saturday at 10:30am at the funeral home with Pastor Eric Burkhart to officiate.  Interment will be held at a later date at Shiffler Cemetery in rural Bryan.  Donations may be made to Community Health Professionals Hospice of Williams County or to the Bryan Food Pantry.

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