Sharon L. Shaw
February 5, 2020

Sharon L. Shaw, 71, passed away February 5, 2020, at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. A Celebration of Life service was led by Pastor Dan Osborn on February 8, 2020, at Watertown Evangelical Free Church (WEFC) at 4 pm and was immediately followed by a time for fellowship with friends and family.

Sharon was born in Paola, KS, to Harold and Ethel Marie Cassida. She grew up mostly in Alexandria, MN. She spread her wings and moved out to San Diego, CA, with her best friend, where she met her husband of 50 years, Michael Shaw.

Mike and Sharon planted roots in Minnesota and spent most of their married life in Watertown, MN. Together they raised three kids: Heather (Shaw) MacKenzie, Heidi Shaw, and Christopher Shaw.

Sharon was an active member at the WEFC. She developed close friendships within her church communities over the years, and faith played a major role in all her friendships. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and enjoyed giving of her time and resources whenever possible. She touched many lives with the Water Safety Instruction (WSI) she led for many years at the Watertown High School. She enjoyed reading magazines, shopping, watching cooking shows, and home improvement shows.

Her faith was of the utmost importance. She was constantly seeking ways to deepen her relationship with Christ. She was a believer and knew she was going to Heaven to be with Jesus. Her family finds peace and comfort in the assurance that she is healed, pain-free, and no longer burdened by her body’s earthly circumstances.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Marie Cassida and sister Diane L. Tvrdik.

Sharon is survived by husband Mike; children: Sarah Sanders, Tabitha Dildy, Heather MacKenzie, Heidi Shaw, and Christopher Shaw; Grandchildren: Katie Schafer, Maddie Sanders, Tyree McGee, Mac Sanders, Sarah Dildy, Bradyn MacKenzie, Kaidyan Shaw, and Colton Shaw; brothers: Steven and Gary Cassida.

The family would like to say thank you for all the love and support that Sharon received over the past several years during her ongoing health challenges, especially over the last few days. A special thank you is extended to Pastor Dan Osborn for his extraordinary kindness, compassion, and grace-based counsel during this challenging time.

Inurnment was at 9:45 AM on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, meeting at 9:30 AM at Assembly Area #2.

The service was live streamed on the Iten Funeral Home Youtube page, through the link provided below: