Sharon Elizabeth Wasser, age 80, of Mayer, MN, passed away on Sunday October 29, 2023 at Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia.
Memorial Service 11:00 am, Monday, November, 27, 2023 at Zion Lutheran Church (121 Bluejay Ave N) in Mayer, MN with Rev. Andrew Mussell as officiant. Visitation from 9:00 am until the time of service.
Confirmation verse: 2 Corinthians 5:15: And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died and was raised again.
Sharon Elizabeth (Schmidt) Wasser, born November 1, 1942 at home on the family farm to Melvin & Lydia (Burau) Schmidt. Baptized at St. Mark Lutheran Church, New Germany, MN November 22, 1942. Confirmed at St. Mark Lutheran Church on March 25, 1956. Graduated from Central High School, Norwood Young America, MN on June 2, 1960.
After graduation she worked at the Telephone Company in Minneapolis, MN until 1962 when she moved back to the farm and married Lowell Wasser on June 9, 1962, at St Mark’s Lutheran Church, New Germany, MN. They bought 10 acres of land from Lowell’s parents and lived on the farm by Goose Lake for 30 years. They were blessed with two sons, Todd and Scott. When they became empty nesters, they bought the house in Mayer from Lowell’s brother and have lived there till the present.
Sharon worked at the Waconia Hospital for 10 years, then she moved on and worked at Waconia Manufacturing for 29 years. After retirement, she volunteered at the church for funerals, greeting and ushering, and helped with counting the weekly offerings. She enjoyed golfing in her early years, gardening, playing cards, fishing and going up North for an annual summer vacation with family for fishing and antique looking, although she never bought anything.
Lowell and Sharon took Todd and his family on a vacation to Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, Montana, Colorado, and the Rocky Mountains in 2001. This was one of her most memorable trips!
They also took three trips to Germany to visit with her brother, Lowell and his wife, Anita. They spent their time sightseeing, admiring the stunning churches and cathedrals, and visited Austria, where they saw beautiful botanical gardens.
They also traveled to Florida, Missouri, Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, Oahu, and Maui, Hawaii where they finished an exhausting hike to the top of Diamond Head volcano, and Arkansas to visit with Sharon’s aunts, Murva, 98 years old and Marion (†) who lived to be 96 years old.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin & Lydia Schmidt, sisters, Lynette Schmidt, and Linda Dammann, brother, Lowell Schmidt, and his wife Anita Schmidt, in-laws: Otto & Louisa Wasser, brothers and sisters-in-law, Wallace, Ardell and JoAnn Wasser.
She is survived by her loving husband Lowell, sons Todd & Monica Wasser, and Scott Wasser, grandchildren, Miki Nahmensen, Lyndsy & Chris Hart, Kacey & George Damian, Travis & Courtney Wasser, Chandler Wasser & his girlfriend Ahsha Payne, great grandchildren, Layla, Charles, and Otto Nahmensen, Carter (C.J.), and Quinn Hart, Rey, and Charlotte Damian, and Tucker and Baby Boy Wasser, brother, James & Connie Schmidt, sister-in- law, Avie Wasser, and aunt, Murva Schmidt.