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Sharon Faye Flatequal

September 15, 1946 September 30, 2011
Sharon Faye Flatequal
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Obituary for Sharon Faye Flatequal

SHARON FAYE FLATEQUAL was born on September 15, 1946 to Joe and Jeanette (Post) Berghorst in Luverne, Minnesota. She grew up on a farm near Beaver Creek, Minnesota, the sixth of nine children. She was baptized and later made her profession of faith at the Christian Reformed Church in Luverne. She attended school in Beaver Creek and graduated from Beaver Creek High School in 1964. Following her education, she moved to Marshall, Minnesota where she met Roger Flatequal. The couple was united in marriage on May 13, 1966 at the Christian Reformed Church in Luverne. Their union was blessed with three children, Todd, Stephanie, and Jill. The couple made their home in Minneapolis until 1971 when they moved to Luverne. Sharon was a 30 year employee for Sanford Luverne Medical Center. She moved to Beaver Creek in 2001. On October 7, 2003, Sharon received the gift of renewed life as a recipient of a single lung transplant. Throughout her life, Sharon was the one who gave freely of herself to her family, friends, church and community. To be on the receiving end of such generosity was most humbling. She was extremely grateful for the selfless act of the organ donor and their loved ones. She entered Fairview University Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 where she died on Friday, September 30, 2011 at the age of 65 years and 15 days.

Sharon was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Luverne. She was active in the life of the congregation through her service as a deacon, elder, Sunday School teacher, and participant in several bible studies. She enjoyed listening to Christian music and attending Christian music concerts. Family was most important to Sharon and she devoted her life to them, as well as to her faith, friends, and her beloved Golden Retriever, Sadie. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sibling, and friend and dearly missed by all.

She is lovingly remembered by her son, Todd Flatequal and his children, Clarissa and Paxton, all of Harrisburg, South Dakota, her daughter, Stephanie Pierce and her husband Travis, and their children, Paige, Abigail, and Samantha, all of Luverne, and her daughter, Jill Broughton of Phoenix, Arizona; five siblings, Ruth Roemeling of Luverne, Barbara and her husband Larry Flanigan of Las Vegas, Nevada, Thelma Symanietz of Omaha, Nebraska, Kathy and her husband Charlie Ruud of Sioux Falls, and Ted Berghorst of Beaver Creek; brother-in-law, William Swezey of Sioux Falls; and many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; infant twin grandsons, Aaron and Adam; two brothers, Joey and Henry Berghorst; and a sister, Mildred Swezey. Blessed be her memory!

Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

4

Oct

4:00 PM 10/4/2011 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/4/2011 8:00:00 PM
Hartquist Funeral Home - Luverne Chapel

207 Elm St.
Luverne, MN 56156

Hartquist Funeral Home - Luverne Chapel
207 Elm St. Luverne 56156 MN
United States

Service

Wednesday

5

Oct

10:30 AM 10/5/2011 10:30:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church - Luverne

302 Central Lane PO Box 568
Luverne, MN 56156

First Presbyterian Church - Luverne
302 Central Lane PO Box 568 Luverne 56156 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Memory Gardens Cemetery - Luverne Final Resting Place

Restlawn Memorial Gardens
Luverne, MN 56156

Restlawn Memorial Gardens Luverne 56156 MN
United States
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