Sharon Houghtaling Hastings Sharon Houghtaling age 66 of Hastings, MI and formally from Battle Creek passed away peacefully at home in Hastings on Saturday March 30th 2013 with her family by her bedside. Sharon was born May 23, 1946 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The daughter of Herbert and June Schroeder, Sharon attended many schools while growing up as her father was transferred for work many times throughout the Midwest. She graduated from St. Joseph, MI high school in 1964 and attended Michigan State University while living in East Lansing, MI. Sharon was the perfect wife to her loving husband, Bill Houghtaling, for 40 years and they raised three daughters while living in Battle Creek. While there, Sharon worked as a corporate Travel Agent and arranged travel for top executives. Sharon was honored many times as a top corporate travel agent for her dedication and special ability with accuracy. They moved to Hastings in 2001 and also continued to maintain their cottage on Gun Lake where Sharon enjoyed life with her grandchildren, dogs and the rest of her family. Sharon had a special flare for life and always did everything 100%. She enjoyed cooking for loved ones and was a gift giver extraordinaire. Surviving are her husband of 40 years Bill Houghtaling; one sister, Lynne (Mac) McMullen of Atlanta, GA; three daughters Dawn (Mike) VanBoxtel Grand Rapids, MI; Kimberly (Carl) Kohlhoff Byron Center, MI; Nina Houghtaling of Hastings, MI.: four grandchildren Rachel, Ian, Joey and Josh. Visitation will be held Thursday April 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Lauer Funeral Homes-Wren Chapel 1401 N. Broadway in Hastings, MI. Funeral Services will be held on Friday April 5th at 11:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home with Pastor Vern Bareman officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Please share a memory with Sharon's family at www.lauerfh.com.
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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Apr. 3, 2013