Sharon Christina Love was born on Nov. 3, 1973, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., where her father was stationed. The family moved to Germany for four years where Sharon was introduced to her German family and her mother’s place of origin. After returning to Scott Air Force Base for two years, her father left the Air Force and brought them back to his home state of Minnesota. They moved to Sandstone, Minn., and Sharon graduated from high school there with the class of 1991. After school, Sharon moved to Texas and worked as an assistant manager for a private airline company. When she moved back to Minnesota she lived in Brainerd for a time, working for a managing firm that handled retirement funds. She then settled in rural Osakis and worked in Alexandria as a waitress for the Rappers Bar and Restaurant and then took a job in Sauk Centre, Minn., with Legend Insurance Company. In June of 2007, she started her current job working for Mahowald Insurance Agency in St. Cloud, Minn. Sharon had advanced in the company to become a Senior Commercial Account Specialist.
Some of Sharon’s interests included traveling, especially taking trips riding motorcycle. She enjoyed photography and loved gardening and helping others. She also loved being with her friends and family.
She is survived by her parents, Darryl and Gisela (Krusen) Love, of Pequot Lakes, Minn.; a sister, Susan O’Day, of Crosby, Minn.; paternal grandparents, Charles and Gladys Love, of Wyoming, Minn.; and aunts and uncles, Linda and Sam Thompson, Ingrid and Karlheinz Krusen; a niece, Meagan Storkan; Alfred Love and family, of Albert Lea, Minn., Russell Anderson and family, of Lake Elmo, Minn.; cousins, Jody and Steve Storkan and Chris Thompson; special friend, Roger Schultz, of Osakis.
Preceding her in death are her maternal grandparents, Fritz and Christa Krusen, of Bad Schwalbach, Germany.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, April 27 at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Osakis with the Rev. Timothy Sutton officiating. Interment will be at the Pleasant Mound Cemetery in Todd County, Minn. Arrangements are being handled by the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis, Minn. www.royhetland.com
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