Sharon Lee Hoeft, 84, of Rochester, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at her home.
Sharon was born Jan. 4, 1935, in Mankato to Myron and Doris (Johnson) Kammerer. She was a graduate of Mankato High School and attended Gustavus Adolphus College. On March 9, 1954, Sharon married Lee Hoeft.
Sharon enjoyed camping, traveling and vacationing with her family, especially to the beach. She was an avid reader, a fantastic cook and loved to entertain. She was generous with her time, volunteering as a cub scout leader and later in life was a comfort to others as she volunteered with hospice.
Sharon was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fairmont, St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Loon Lake, and a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rochester. She was very active in church and also supported Lutherans for Life.
Sharon was a spirited woman in a multitude of ways, believed in the power of prayer and had an immeasurable strength. She was strong willed, had a great sense of humor and was very proud of the family she raised.
She is survived by her children, Leesa (Mike) Scott of Madelia, Marcie (Craig) Quiring of Coon Rapids, Vicki Hoeft Paskey of Fairmont, Bonnie Wolter Stadnick of Rochester, Kelly (Mark) Adamson of Oronoco, Dori (Doug Owings) Hoeft of St. Cloud, and Lee Paul Myron Hoeft of Rochester; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and brother, Gary (Laurie) Kammerer. Sharon was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lee; son, Jess Hoeft and by her brother, Brian Kammerer.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Interim Hospice for their kind and compassionate care.
A celebration of Sharon's life will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 869 Seventh Ave. SE, Rochester, MN 55904, with Rev. Ben Loos officiating and Rev. Craig Quiring co-officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until time of the service. Burial will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery in Loon Lake. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Hoeft family. To share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com.