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Sharyn Maureen La Police

June 24, 1947 March 1, 2020
Sharyn Maureen La Police
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Obituary for Sharyn Maureen La Police

Sharyn Witzel-LaPolice age 72 passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota from complications brought on by pneumonia. A visitation and service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 1303 Tanager Avenue, in Ocheyedan, IA 51354 starting at 10:30 AM, with the service to begin at 11:30 AM, on Friday, March 6th, 2020.
Sharyn was born June 24, 1947 to Ruby and Major Michael Downey in Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated Niagara Wheat Field Senior high school in 1965 located in Niagara Falls, New York. Being in a military family, Sharyn traveled to many countries around the world including: Italy, Japan, and throughout the United States. She owned and operated Metz travel agency in Worthington, Minnesota. She went on to perform customer service sales for Sather’s candy company located in Round Lake, Minnesota. Sharyn was transferred to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania when the candy company was bought by Kraft Foods. She was then put in charge of international customer service sales of Tang and other Kraft products including Planters Peanuts and Oscar Mayer hotdogs but her heart was always in the Midwest and she returned to Round Lake upon retiring from Kraft in 2014. Sharyn was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, volunteered as the treasurer and was an active member in the women’s club. She enjoyed family gatherings, fishing, gardening, following politics, playing FarmVille on her iPad, and the home shopping network. She was always friendly, helpful, and inspired others with her faith in Christ.
Sharyn is survived by her son Michael Frederick and his wife (Rachael) Yndestad and her two grandchildren Annika and Luther of Huntley, Illinois and her sister Maureen Lynne and her husband (David) Young of New Braunfels, Texas, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother Ruby Dorothea Downey, her Father Major Michael John Downey, and her sister Lynne Christine Gaylord.
Following the service the family will greet friends and relatives for lunch in the Zion Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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Visitation

Friday

6

Mar

10:30 AM 3/6/2020 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 3/6/2020 11:30:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church Ocheydan IA

1303 Tanager Ave
Ocheyedan, iA 51354

Zion Lutheran Church Ocheydan IA
1303 Tanager Ave Ocheyedan 51354 iA
United States

Service

Friday

6

Mar

11:30 AM 3/6/2020 11:30:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church Ocheydan IA

1303 Tanager Ave
Ocheyedan, iA 51354

Zion Lutheran Church Ocheydan IA
1303 Tanager Ave Ocheyedan 51354 iA
United States
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