Sharon Lindsay

Sharon L. Lindsay, 67, of Clear Lake, died Friday, May 12, 2017, at Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, in Mason City, Iowa.

Per Sharon’s wishes, her body has been cremated.  A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at The Dock, 500 Main Ave., Clear Lake, with the Rev. Dr. Pat Hall officiating.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. 4th St., Clear Lake.

Family suggests memorial contributions to My Happy Haven-North Iowa.

Sharon was born on June 25, 1949, the daughter of Clifford and Frances (Benson) McFarland, in Mason City.

Sharon grew up and attended school in Clear Lake where she was a part of the first Kindergarten class at Sunset View Elementary School.  She graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1967 before attending Mason City School of Cosmetology. She was a hair stylist in Clear Lake for 41 years and was always grateful to find a job and talent in a town that was so rewarding.  She appreciated her clients and the people she met throughout her career.  During her retirement, she spent winters in Nalcrest, Fla. and summers in Clear Lake.

Sharon grew up on the south shores of PM Park and enjoyed playing on the island and swimming out to The Princess.  She loved to travel throughout Europe and the United States, with her favorites being Hawaii and the Grotto in West Bend, Iowa.  She also liked to rearrange her house and the items in her kitchen cabinets and drawers.  Her faith was a big part of her life, and despite being baptized as a child, she reaffirmed her faith by being baptized in August of 2016.  She was a great mother but an even greater “Grammy” to her grandson, Brextin, and cherished the times she spent with him.

Sharon is survived by a daughter, Holly (Justin) Platts, of Mason City; a grandson, Brextin Platts; a sister, Melinda (Fred) Williams, of Burlington, Iowa; significant other, Roger Wilgus, of Nalcrest, Fla.; two nephews, Dusty Janssen, of Burlington, Iowa and Rob (Jamie) Janssen, of Clear Lake; and a great-niece, Brandi Janssen, of Clear Lake.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, was in charge of arrangements.

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