Sharon Matter

Sharon Ann Matter, age 65 of Waverly, passed away after a short battle with cancer on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at her home in Waverly. She was born December 30, 1944 to Durand and Harriet (Hayes) Crawford in Montrose, Minnesota.

Sharon was united in marriage to James Andrew Matter on May 21, 1966 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Delano, Minnesota. This union was blessed with four children. Upon the children entering school, Sharon went to work in the family business, BDS Company, a dry cleaning and delivery service. She and Jim ran this enterprise together up until the day in August when she was diagnosed with anaplastic thyroid cancer.

Sharon was deeply devoted to her family, and dearly loved spending time with her grandchildren. She had a way of making whomever she was with feel like they were the most important person in the world at that moment. She also loved spending time with her many friends, cooking, gardening, searching for McCoy pottery, spoiling their dog Sassy rotten, and escaping to their cabin on Third Crow near Nevis for some “lake time” as often as possible. Sharon will always be remembered for her infectious laugh and her selfless character!

Sharon is survived by her husband of 44 years, James; children Timothy J Matter, Lisa (Uriah) McHaffie, David J (special friend Rachael Schwindel) Matter, Amy (Jason) Bechtold; 5 grandchildren: Josiah, Wyatt and Alexandra McHaffie, Kylie Matter and Garrett Bechtold; brother Bradley (Darien Sandberg) Crawford; brothers and sisters-in- law: Tony (Bernie) Matter, Dan Padden, Phyllis Yantes, Laurie (Dan) Bergeron, and many nieces and nephews and other extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents Durand and Harriet (Hayes) Crawford; parents-in-law Loren and Lillian (Horsch) Matter; and sister-in-law Patricia (Matter) Padden.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly, Minnesota. Rev. Timothy Cloutier was the celebrant of the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.