Buendorf, Sharon (Welch) Age 76 of Hopkins, passed away peacefully on November 6, 2013 with her family by her side after a heroic and unyielding battle against lung cancer. Sharon was always the life of the party and lived life to the fullest, entertaining everyone with her outgoing personality and her love for crazy hats. Sharon fought to the bitter end and is now at peace. Sharon was a 1955 graduate of Shattuck/St. Mary's. She attended the University of Arizona and graduated from the University of Minnesota. Sharon is survived by her husband of 51 years, Richard Buendorf, daughter Julie (Ricky) Blue, sons Richard Jr. (Josephine) and Randal (Karen), 9 grandchildren, brother Jeff Welch (Theresa), sister Jane Welch, and her beloved dog Tilly. Service will be held at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel on Nov. 15 at 12:00 p.m., with visitation at 11:30 a.m. Gathering will immediately follow. Sharon asked that memorials be made to the Minnesota Humane Society in her name in lieu of flowers.
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.