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Kent J. Sheets

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Aug 18, 1954 – Mar 16, 2020 (Age 65)

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BORN
August 18, 1954
DIED
March 16, 2020
AGE
65
LOCATION
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Sheets, Kent J 8/18/1954 - 3/16/2020 Ann Arbor Kent Jeffrey Sheets , 65, died March 16, 2020 in Ann Arbor, Michigan from complications following coronary surgery. He was born to Donald and Helen (Bitzer) Sheets on August 18, 1954, in Indianapolis, Indiana. A loyal Hoosier, Kent graduated from...

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I was a student at Michigan med and have such found memories of Kent Sheets. From his contributions to tag days and the smoker and all of our fundraisers, he made UM a better place.

I will miss Kent's ubiquitous smile. He always greeted me in the halls and we always would stop for more than a minute to talk about stuff. There was always something about our shared passion in medical education. We celebrated the close relationship between his academic and intellectual home, Family Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology. We both knew that the relationship was special, special because of the leaders and the resident relationships that were uniformly not only respectful, but...

It's sad to see such a gifted man die at such a young age. Condolences.

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Kent from Ann Arbor would occasionally call WTKA when I worked there from 94-2005. Kent loved the Cubs, Tigers, college basketball and all things Purdue. By his own admission, he didnt follow hockey and would always predict a final score of 4-2. I knew he was a smart guy but never knew the work he did for the university. Cant say Ive met many people in my life as nice as Kent. Good Afternoon, Kent. Godspeed. Say hi to Jim Moore.

Sheets, that was his name, never Kent !!!! Even my boys called him Sheets. Even my dad called him Sheets. We had a conversation on the Wednesday before his surgery, we laughed about my dad not even knowing his first name.
We met when we were 4 or 5, neither of us could remember the exact age. Since then, we were best of friends We were inseparable. Football, basketball, baseball, that's all we thought about in those early years. We played in any weather, we didn't care. His Cubs...

I had the privilege of working with Kent on a few projects at Michigan Medicine related to Family Medicine professional development and the UM Inclusive Teaching Liaison group. I have such fond memories of his infectious smile and laughter, his utter kindness and compassion for others, his wonderful stories, his wisdom,and his positive countenance. I didn't know him well, and I didn't know he was suffering from health problems.. I just saw him rather recently in the medical library area and...

As a long-time friend and colleague of Kent's, since 1984 when I arrived at the University of Michigan, it is hard to believe he is gone. He was so generous and hearty, so interested in everyone, in their children, their lives. Our children, now 36 and 40 years old, remember him so well, as our softball coach and everyone's "uncle". He was so committed to the success of Michigan medical students, and beloved by them. We have lost a great person and a great educator.

Kent got his haircuts with me for years so I got to know him from the barbershop. We also rode the same bus and I would see him at the end of the day going home his stop being before mind. We would always visit on the bus to catch up on things. I remember when Kent got his first hybrid car and I just had to see it. Kent will be missed very much and I will miss his stories about his travels and hobbies.