Sharon Ann Ross of Oak Terrace Community Living in Le Sueur, died peacefully on April 7, 2022. Memorial service will be on Saturday, June 4, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Le Sueur. Visitation will be at the Kolden Funeral Home on Friday, June 3, from 4:00 p.m. ~ 6:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the services at the church.
Sharon was born on Nov 23, 1942 in Kerkhoven, MN to Clifford D. and Opal Gretchen Johnson. Her family moved to Morris Mn where she graduated from High School in 1960 and was voted most musical. She attended U of M Morris. She married her high school sweetheart, Dennis, on Feb 23, 1963. Dennis was in the US Air Force and they moved to Albuquerque, NM. Sharon retained her love for sales working for Trans World Airlines as a reservation agent and was later transferred to the Phoenix office when Denny enrolled at Arizona State University in 1966. Sharon had two children Dana Kristine, born in Albuquerque and Jon Walter born in Phoenix.
In 1970 They moved to Le Sueur, MN where they raised their family. Sharon began a long, successful career in Real Estate and started Ross Realty in 1976 and operated the business for 38 years. Her daughter Dana is operating Ross Realty still today. She was extremely proud to be the first female member of the Le Sueur Rotary Club. She was on the Board of Realtors & Le Sueur Hospital Board, a member of the Le Sueur Economic Development Authority and very active in the Le Sueur Chamber of Commerce and various community projects.
Sharon travelled throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico and the United States. One of her favorite memories is dinner and the Opera at the Lincoln Center in New York City. In addition to satisfying the needs of her customers at Ross Realty, her passion for staging homes using Feng Shui, a Chinese art of placement, was apparent when she traveled to China to further her knowledge of Feng Shui. Sharon also enjoyed playing golf and bridge, tending to her flower gardens, attending theater and symphonies. She had a lifetime joy of music and she loved being part of the First Lutheran Church choir. More recently, every evening she would watch the Andre Rieu concerts and hum to every song.
Her retirement years took her to Trilogy Golf Resort in Gilbert Arizona. She loved the Arizona winter climate. Sharon suffered a stroke in December of 2018 which brought her back to her beloved home in Le Sueur on Ridge Road. She so loved the evening sunsets across the river valley, an occasional eagle flying by, and the birds cheerfully engaged at the birdbath.
Sharon is survived by her husband Denny, daughter Dana Ross-Arlt & son-in-law Arnie Arlt of North Mankato. Sisters, Shirley Squier of Morris, MN and Arlene Osen & brother-in-law Richard Osen of Winnepeg Canada. Sisters-In-Law, Karen Greiner, Darlene Ross of Benson, MN and Brothers-in-law, LeRoy Greiner of Morton, Illinois and Dick Ross of Morris, MN. Daughter in Law, Cathy Kessler. Grandchildren, Allie Mosley, Abby Mershon and Blake Kessler and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, and son Jon Walter Ross.
Family would like to thank Oak Terrace Memory Care and the staff for their kindness and loving care in her last few months.
Celebration and sharing of her life will be held at later date to be determined.