Sharon Zender

Aug. 23, 1951-Sept. 11, 2013

WACONIA – Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Sharon M. Zender, 62, of Waconia is at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Victoria Catholic Church (8228 Victoria Drive) in Victoria. Visitation is from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at St. Victoria Catholic Church and one hour prior to the Mass on Monday. Burial is in the St. Victoria Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia.

She died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at the Marie Steiner Hospice House in Chaska.

Sharon was born Aug. 23, 1951, in Marshall to Emil and Marie (Van Moer) Doom.

Sharon was a loving and wonderful mother and her grandchildren meant the world to her. Sharon was a nursing mentor giving great leadership qualities to those around her. During her spare time Sharon liked to go for a walk, ride bike, hike, and work on her crossword puzzles.

Sharon is survived by her loving family: daughters and sons-in-law Emily and Andrew Schmidt of Chaska, Sarah and Erik Dahl of Rockford, Laura and Thomas Kahlbaugh of Carver; grandchildren James, Lane, Lucas, Zachary, Joshua, Ella, Cole and Mary; sisters and brothers-in-law Maurine and Gregory Goblirsch of Arlington, Catherine and Joe Verkinderen of Marshall, Elaine and Conrad Hennen of Marshall; brother and sister-in-law William and Diane Doom of Marshall; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents Emil and Marie Doom; great-niece Grace Goblirsch.