Sharon Kay Eggert Beversdorf
Sharon Kay Eggert Beversdorf, 70, died at home on December 24, 2014, in Merrill. She was preceded in death by her mother Evelyn (Lloyd, deceased) Eggert Johnson; father Martin Eggert; sister-in-law Carolyn Eggert; and her husband, Alden Beversdorf. Sharon is survived by many, including her children, Sarah (Anne) Beversdorf, Julie (Trevor) Beversdorf-Krizan, and Jamie Beversdorf; grandchildren Nicholas, Revyn, and Shayden; brother Jim (Carolyn, deceased) Eggert, sister Carol (Ronnie) Trost, sister Mary (Bob) Post; step-brother Mike (Toni) Grabowski; cousins Jan Anderson, Mary Kay Anness, Susan Richey; as well as extended family.
A native of North Dakota, Sharon was born on July 13, 1944 in Mayville, ND, and lived her youth in Hope, ND. She attended nursing school in Fargo, where she met Al Beversdorf, who was serving his vicarage at a local church. The two were married in Fargo on November 25, 1967, and the reception was held at a local Chinese restaurant. The following year, the newlyweds packed up and went to New Orleans, where Pastor Al had been assigned to serve. The culture of New Orleans grew easily on Sharon, and she enjoyed frequenting the French Quarter, having the occasional “Hurricane” libation, and of course, developing a permanent love of chicory coffee. Children Sarah, Julie, and Jamie were born in New Orleans.
Upon moving to Wisconsin in 1981, Sharon continued the tradition of making Cajun seafood gumbo at Christmas. Aside from her skillfulness at cooking and baking, Sharon was an exquisite seamstress – excelling at needlepoint, making beautiful Halloween costumes for her children, and hemming her short children’s pants. As a nurse, Sharon was noted to always be exceedingly caring and warm towards her patients and fellow-co-workers. Antiquing, listening to Roy Orbison, shopping, and dancing were favorite pastimes, as well as maintaining a strong fashion penchant for blue and green clothes. Though Sharon was quiet and kept to herself, those held closely knew her as a kind woman with a good sense of humor. Sharon loved her family deeply, especially her grandchildren.
Services were held on December 30, 2014, at St. John Lutheran Church, with the Reverend Joel Hoelter as officiant. Interment will be in Hope, North Dakota. The Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill, is assisting the family.
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