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Sharron B. Folven

June 18, 1939 — September 26, 2022

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Sharron Folven, age 83 of Kiester, MN, died September 26th 2022, following complications of health problems.

Sharron was born on June 18, 1939, to Chester and Bernice Leschefske in Albert Lea, MN. She married Vernon Folven on October 28, 1964 in Sioux Falls, SD. To this union three children were born: Teresa “Terri”, Todd and Colette. She was a proud Grandmother to 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, with one more great-grandchild on the way in April.

Sharron was devoted to her family, which meant a lot to her. After graduating from Albert Lea Senior High in 1957, Sharron went on to get her certificate in business from the University of Minnesota. She worked at Univac in Eagan and then for Dakota Electric in Farmington for 23 years before retiring due to health problems. No matter her obstacle, Sharron always kept going. Family time at the cabin and taking her grandkids to the lake were some of Sharron’s favorite memories. After moving from Rosemount to Kiester, Sharron was very involved in her church, Trinity Lutheran in Thompson, IA, and was WELCA president for 27 years. She thoroughly enjoyed all of her duties within the church.

Sharron is survived by her daughter, Teresa “Terri” (John) Kinneberg of Owatonna; son Todd (Sally) Folven of Cokato; daughter Colette (Mike) Lillibridge of Albert Lea; sister, Judy DeLong of Buffalo Center, IA; sister-in-laws, Janet Engretson & Carol Leschefske, both of Albert Lea; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews & loving dog Molly.

Preceded in death by her parents; husband Vernon; brothers, Maynard and Duane Leschefske; brother-in-law, Norlyn Erickson & his three children, Kim, Sherry & Alan; brother-in-law, Ron DeLong; nephews, Tim Leschefske & Tim DeLong.

Funeral Service will be held at 2PM on Tuesday, October 4th at Trinity Lutheran Church of Thompson, IA with visitation beginning one hour prior to service; Pastor Peg Morose will officiate. Interment to follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

1:00 - 2:00pm (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church

10681 500th St, Thompson, 50478

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

2:00 - 3:00pm (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church

10681 500th St, Thompson, 50478

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Interment

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

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Trinity Lutheran Cemetery

10681 500th St, Thompson, 50478

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