Sharon A. Googins, 72, of Minnesota City, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loved ones.
Sharon was born on May 23, 1946, in Arcadia, Wis., to Alphonse and Lillian (Rossel) Schmitt. On March 18, 1967, Sharon married Steve Googins. Sharon and Steve had three daughters. Her life revolved around raising her girls; and taking in and raising multiple other children as well. Anyone that was in need she would help in any way she could; a place to stay — she always made the room, an ear to listen, and a place to do laundry — clean it or air it. Sharon was always the go-to person in the family. She helped everyone and was always the secret keeper.
Sharon’s passion was people. She obtained a degree in social work from Winona State University in 1986. The rest of her working career was spent working in home health care and after retirement a short time at Watkins, Inc.
Sharon loved thrift shopping, antiques, enjoyed crafts, completing puzzles, and taking pictures. Her Catholic faith was very important in her life and she enjoyed going to church.
Sharon will be deeply missed by her daughters, Stephanie (Jeremy) Berg, Staci Googins, and Shannon (Elliott) Norwood; grandchildren, Violet, Trisha, Savannah, Lewis, Ebony, James III, Constance, Sabrina, Elliott, Malcolm, and Miles Steven; great-grandchildren, Eliyanna, Tristan, Corbin, Campton, Cemise, Kelin, Lewis II, Gianna, Waymon ll, Hezekiah, Adelina and five on the way; sister, Luetta (Don) Ellis; and her special family, Bonnie Googins, Jeremiah (Alanna) Pelowski, Sarah Googins, Sam Googins, Iysis, Waylan, and Sydney Ashton; a host of nieces and nephews; and many, many friends that became her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; ex-husband Steve; siblings, Dolores, Russel, and Mary; and nephew, Gail Allen.
A potluck celebration of Sharon’s life will be held at Farmer’s Park on Saturday, August 25, from 1-6 p.m. Family and friends are invited to stay for lunch, share memories of Sharon, and listen to some of her favorite music. Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Private family graveside services will be held at a later date.