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Lex, Sharon M.

Sharon M. Lex, age 64, of Valders, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday morning, October 31, 2013, at Manitowoc Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Sharon was born August 19, 1949, in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Harry and Arlene (Reinke) Pingel. She graduated from Valders High School with the class of 1967. On April 17, 1971, she married Gorman Lex, Jr. at Faith Lutheran Church in Valders. Sharon worked for many years at Leaverenz Shoe Company in Valders and retired from Parker Hannifin in Manitowoc in 2013. Sharon was a life-time member of Faith Lutheran Church and a long-time member of the Valders American Legion Auxiliary Unit #28, for 39 years. She enjoyed family get-togethers, spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, Packer games and decorating her home for the holidays.

Survivors include her husband, Gorman Lex Jr., one son and daughter-in-law: Rick and Danielle Lex of Cleveland, WI; three grandchildren: Amanda Schindler, Samantha Froelich-Lex, Josh Arnhoelter, and four great grandchildren: Ava, Wyatt, Mason and Bradley; four sisters and one brother-in-law: Mary Ann Krogh, Valders; Patty Yanda, Nancy Ducat, Clara and Larry Yanda all of Manitowoc; two brothers and sisters-in-law: Roger and Janice Pingel, Albert and Denise Pingel all of Cato; one brother-in-law: Richard Yanda of Manitowoc; and one sister-in-law: Shirly Gintner of Hartford, WI. Sharon is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Harry and Arlene Pingel: father-in-law and mother-in-law: Gorman and Blanche Lex Sr.; one brother: George Pingel; two sisters and three brothers-in-law: Elaine and Ed Stenzel, Betsy Yanda, Dennis Bratz and Jack Gintner.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Faith Lutheran Church, Valders. Officiating at the service will be Rev. Erica Cunningham with burial to follow at J.O. Tyler Cemetery in the town of Eaton.

The family will greet relatives and friends on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Faith Lutheran Church from 9:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.pfefferfuneralhome.com

The Christianson & Deja Funeral Home, Valders, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Sharon's family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Andrew Yetter and staff, Aurora BayCare of Green Bay, and the staff at Manitowoc Health & Rehabilitation Center for providing wonderful care and support.

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on Nov. 1, 2013
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