A memorial service for Sharon K. Lombard will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea, with Rev. John Holt officiating. Interment will be at the Geneva Cemetery. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service.
Sharon passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at the Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna, MN. She was 77 years old.
Sharon Kay (Johnson) Lombard was born on December 10, 1942 to Reiner and Mabel (Honstad) Johnson in Buffalo Center, IA. Sharon graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1960.
On December 17, 1960, Sharon was united in marriage to Arthur L. Lombard at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, and the couple lived in the Albert Lea area their whole life. Sharon worked as an administrative assistant for a local accounting office for over 30 years. Before that, she worked at Club 16 in Albert Lea until the business closed in 1979.
Sharon was the glue for her family, and the rock that kept the family together. Her favorite memories are the ones where her family was present. She was a good cook, enjoyed camping, playing card games, and loved being a mother, grandmother, and great-grandma! She always had baked goods in the freezer for the grandchildren, and always had a pot of coffee on for friends and family – a true Norwegian!
She is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Lombard; her two sons in infancy, Scott and Timothy; both parents, Reiner and Mabel; father in-law, William; mother in-law, Mildred and step father in-law, Orville Hartwell; brother in-law, Allen Lombard; sisters in-law, Delores Lombard and Alice (Victor) Frost.
Those left to carry on her legacy include her children: daughter, Dawn (David) Barnick and their children, Jillian, Daniel (Amanda Nicholson), Patrick, and Rachel of Albert Lea; son, Brad (Jena) Lombard and their children, Brady (Ashley), and Dylan of Faribault, MN; daughter Lisa (Jesse Silva) Reuter and her children, Ashley (Kevin Pagel) and their son, Cole, Sarah (Aaron) Verdoorn, Brendan, and Bryce of Albert Lea; Kari (Mark Wannarka) Lombard and her children, Nicholas and Molly of Owatonna, MN; siblings, Gary (Renee) Johnson of Clarks Grove, MN and Ronald Johnson of Albert Lea; sister in-law, Laurel “Sue” Stiehl of Albert Lea; lifelong friends, Beverly Torgerson and Donna Dulitz; her dog, Karlie; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended relatives and friends.
Blessed be her memory.