Sharon Mae Peterson, age 77 of Ada, formerly of Lapeer, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018. Born March 17, 1941 in Detroit, she grew up in Warren. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Ruth Bareis; and daughter-in-law, Brenda Peterson. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Wayne Peterson; sons David (Susan) Peterson, Bruce (Lara Merkhofer Lambrecht) Peterson; grandchildren Ben, Liam, Hannah; step-granddaughters Vanessa and Kira; sisters Betty Mittlesteadt, Carrie (Mike) Maguire; brother-in-law Doug (Toni) Peterson; sister-in-law Marge (Bob) Endriss; and eight nieces and nephews. Sharon and Wayne met at Central Michigan University; and they wed August 23, 1962 in Warren. Sharon taught English for many years at Lapeer West High School. She was involved in high school theatre and loved Shakespeare. After retiring, Sharon and Wayne moved to Ada to be closer to their children and grandchildren, and enjoyed many years of traveling. A funeral service will be held Thursday, June 14, at 12:00 p.m. at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, MI 49331. The family will greet friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the funeral home chapel. Rev. Galen Knutson and Rev. Donna Erickson officiating. Interment Findlay Cemetery, Ada Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Spectrum Health Hospice, 100 Michigan St. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503.