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Sharon Kaye (Larson) Seedorf

April 26, 1941 ~ February 7, 2018 (age 76)

Sharon Kaye (Larson) Seedorf, age 76, of Woodbury, MN, formerly of Albert Lea, MN died unexpectedly Wednesday, February 7, 2018 while at her winter home in Lake Havasu, AZ.

Sharon was born at home in Freeborn County, MN on April 26, 1941. She graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1958. Sharon married Gary Seedorf in 1963 at Grace Lutheran Church and they lived outside of Alden, MN until moving to Barstow, California in 1965. After living a few years in California, Gary and Sharon moved back to Albert Lea with Brian and Ann. In 1974 they moved to Blooming Prairie after purchasing a hobby farm to fulfill their dream of living in the country and farming. Sharon also worked at Hometown Insurance Agency in Blooming Prairie and State Farm in Albert Lea. In 2000, she purchased an Allstate Agency which she ran independently until her retirement. After retirement Sharon and Gary enjoyed spending time with their children and grandchildren, family and friends. They also enjoyed spending the winter months at their home in Lake Havasu, AZ and having family and friends visit. Sharon took great pleasure in her flowers, volunteering, shopping, entertaining, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Sharon is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Gary who passed away in May of 2017. She was also preceded in death by her parents Harland and Stella (Honsey) Larson and one grandson, Tyler Behnken. Sharon is survived by her son, Brian (Julie) Seedorf of Savage, MN; daughter, Ann (Jay) Behnken of Woodbury, MN; one granddaughter, Hannah Behnken; four grandsons, Jack & Griffin Seedorf and Jacob (Emily) and Adam Behnken. Sharon is also survived by one brother, Roger (Gabina) Larson and one sister, Becky (Jim) Cox and several nieces and nephews.

Celebration of life and faith services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 17th at Grace Lutheran Church, 918 Garfield Ave, Albert Lea, MN 56007. Pastor Paul Dean from Resurrection Lutheran Church in Woodbury, MN will officiate. Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon. Family and friends are invited to stay for a comforting Norwegian meal and fellowship following the Celebration of Life service. Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea, 507-373-2461 is handling the arrangements.

The family would like to thank the staff of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home in Lake Havasu, AZ for their service and thank Grace Lutheran Church for hosting Sharon’s service. If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to the Minnesota Alzheimer’s Association [], the American Cancer Society of Minnesota [] or the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association, USA [].

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