January 2, 1946 - March 13, 2018
The memorial service for Sharon Gothman of Clarissa, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday March 23 in the chapel at the Todd County Care Center, Clarissa MN, with Pastor Blake Rickbeil presiding. Visitation with the family will be held at the Care Center Chapel one hour prior to the service. Sharon Marie Gothman, age 72, passed through Heavens gates on March 13, 2018. She was surrounded by family in her final days at Todd County Care Center in Clarissa MN. Sharon was born on January 2, 1946 to Heike and Myrtle (Shellabarger) Garrelts in Ayrshire, Iowa. She married the love of her life, Jerome “Jerry” Gothman on October 21, 1961. Together they settled on a farm west of Eagle Bend and raised two daughters while they milked cows, farmed the land and helped take care of their elderly parents. Family was always very important to Sharon and she loved to spend time with her grandchildren, as well as organize and host numerous family get-togethers. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, playing cards with friends, fishing and camping trips, and an occasional trip to a casino! Most of her adult life, Sharon worked with Jerry, farming and then later building a woodcraft and carpentry business together. Her skills as a draftsperson, designer and finisher put the beginning and end to some beautiful wood projects around the nation. Closer to retirement, they both worked at Walmart and made many friends there. Sharon is preceded in death by her husband Jerome Gothman; parents Heike and Myrtle Garrelts; sisters Shirley Sullivan, Mervonne ”Bonnie” Clayton, Carolynne Farmer, and her brothers Delmar “Del” and Gerald ”Butch”. She is survived by her sisters Joann (Elsworth) Hauschen of Emmetsburg, IA and Margaret (Al) Fisher of Reno, NV; daughters, Lisa (Dan) Dreger of Alexandria, MN and Linda (Scott) Powers of Bertha MN; seven grandchildren along with four great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces and nephews, many of whom spent time on the farm. Special thanks to the Staff of CTCCC and Knute Nelson for helping to make her journey more peaceful. Burial will be in the Eagle Bend Cemetery at a later date. The family suggests memorials in lieu of flowers.
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