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Sharon Faye Winters

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“I worked side-by-side with Sharon at Pokagon Health Services. She was the most caring, compassionate and loving individual I had ever met. I am...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: John Anderson - Leland, MI

“Sean and family, In trying to locate my dear friend Sharon instead I found her obituary, I am so sorry for your loss. She was special and words...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Celina and Joe Garcia - Santa Fe, NM

“Sean, Tim and Family...Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you...We will miss our Dear Friend...We all shared so many fun times together...Especially...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Susan and Larry Noble - MI

“I was blessed to have known Sharon not only as a coworker but also as a friend. She was beautiful on the inside and out. She was kind, thoughtful,...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Ann Hesson - Dowagiac, MI

“I could always count on a smile from you. Miss you. ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: karen jako - lawrence, MI

“I can't count the memories that I have shared with Auntie Sharon... there are some many wonder ones. I am blessed to have had such a wonderful woman...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: April Wesaw-Gibson - Dowagiac, MI

“my sweet SHARON. so glad that we reconnected after all these years.you were always very special to me . i will miss you . love and prayers for your...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: terrie wolford - brazoria, TX

“to a dear friend, who no matter what was always smiling...Sharon fly high with your Angel wings. I know you will always been looking over us just as...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Heather

“Sharon was such a great friend and although I was a terrible golfer, she was so generous in her helpfulness and a great person to be around. She...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Lois Jacobson - Osceola, IN

“It is a shock to learn of your passing, Sharon. I remember with great fondness our many hours on the golf course...on several golf courses actually....Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Emily Comstock - Sun Prairie, WI

“R.I.P. Sharon, I Will never forget your kindness and that smile. Enjoy your journey, for now you have your wings.Until we share our next hug. Alby. ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Alan Morsaw - Hartford, MI

“Sharon was always such a good friend to everyone she met. She was always available to give a helping hand, hug or just a pep talk.I will truly miss...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Carol Martin - Hartford, MI

“Louie and Tom,You have lost a Wondefull and Sweet Sister..Sharon was Always a Very Special Woman.and A very Sweet and Fun Person to be around.I know...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Sarah(Blackmond) McWhorter - AR

“So many fun times and good memories. We will miss our Auntie so much but know that she is smiling down from heaven. How nice to have another angel...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Dale and Rhonda Keene and Jared Wesaw - MI

“Sharon was a strong woman with a kind heart. She will be missed dearly.Praying that the family to find strength during this difficult time. ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Ashlee - Cassopolis, MI - cousin

“Sharon was a very good friend to me. We did alot together. She was the one that helped me get through some rough times at IHS office. She was like...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Karen Councilman - Sodus , MI

“Sharon was a wonderful women. She was so kind and I know she will be greatly missed. ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Megan Rick

“I am saddened to lose a dear friend. Sharon was the most caring & loving person I have ever met. I will miss her humor and laughter most of all. The...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Kim Cushway - Dowagiac, MI

“Three years ago, my wife and I were married, and Sharon was the one that performed the services for us. We wanted it to be special, and it was....Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Michael and Audra Finney - MI


Sharon's life began on October 3, 1944 in Dowagiac, the daughter of Nellie (Alexis) Wesaw and Fabian James. She was a member of the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi Indians and worked as an executive assistant. Sharon played a crucial role in helping the Pokagon Band gain federal recognition from the United States. She loved to spend vacation time at Lake Michigan with family and savored good food. Sharon was a natural born golfer and loved to play golf. Her loving family includes her sons Sean T. (Tresa Susan) Winters of St. Joseph, and Tim Winters of Pensacola, FL, grandchildren Jack, Sam, and Carolyn Turak, siblings Loretta Yount, Lewis Wesaw, and Thomas Wesaw. Sharon passed away at her home on Monday April 9, 2012. She is preceded in death by siblings Reinhart Wesaw, Karen Taylor, James Wesaw and Marcia Wesaw and her parents. Her family will gather with friends on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at the Pokagon Elder's Hall (Townhall Road). She will be laid to rest in Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery (Silver Creek). Yazel & Clark Chapel is serving the family. Please sign her guestbook and leave a memory of Sharon at www.yazel-clark.com.