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Sharon Anne Balcer (Harmon)



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Faith Hospice

2100 Raybrook SE, Suite 300

Grand Rapids, MI 49546-5783

Sharon Balcer (Harmon), aged 62, passed away peacefully at her home December 26, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Elizabeth Harmon; her father-in-law, Norbert Balcer; and her niece, Anne Harmon. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Gary; daughter, Katie; mother-in-law, Evelyn Balcer; brothers, Richard (Lila), Don (Nancy), Tom (Teri); sisters, Mary (Fritz), and Susie; sister-in-law, Cheryl (Mike) Haggerty; brothers-in-law, Dan and Kevin (Carol); and many nieces and nephews. Sharon graduated from Catholic Central in 1974 and attended Davenport University, later working for many years as a legal secretary. During her life, no ill-effects from the youngest of six siblings. Sharon was one of the quietest and most beautiful people God has placed on this earth. Gary was the only man she ever loved and her daughter Katie was her greatest pride. Sharon came from a Notre Dame family, married an Oklahoma fan, but never cared at all about football. Her passions consisted of craft shows, shopping at small quaint stores and, of course, her family. She also knew in which end of the slot machine to put a penny. She will be mourned by her family, and missed by her friends. Visitation will be Sunday, December 30 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM with a Rosary at 3:45 PM at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 31 at 10 AM at St. Robert of Newminster Catholic Church, 6477 Ada Dr, Ada. Rev. Leonard Sudlik and Msgr. Ernest Schneider co-celebrants. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Sharon’s name to Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook SE, Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-5783.

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2 Responses

  1. Sharon was one of those friends you may not see for years, but when your paths crossed, it was like it had only been days. I feel blessed to have had her as my friend for nearly 45 years.

  2. Everyone at the ATEK Companies knew Sharon through her husband Bert (Gary). She was a wonderful person and we are deeply saddened by her passing. Bert and Katie please know our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

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