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Sharon Lee (Roof) Irrer

August 2, 1944 — August 28, 2023

St. Johns


    Sharon Lee Irrer, age 79, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Monday, August 28, 2023, at Hospice House of Mid-Michigan, Lansing, MI.

     A Graveside Service will be held at Mt. Rest Cemetery, 706 East Steel Street, St. Johns, MI 48879, at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 31, 2023, with Pastor Mona Kindel officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 10:00 A.M. until 1:45 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.

     Sharon was born in St. Johns, Michigan on August 2, 1944, the daughter of Paul and Ruth (Pratt) Roof.  She graduated from Rodney B. Wilson High School with the class of 1962. Sharon married William Irrer on September 19, 1964, in Mt. Pleasant, MI.

     Sharon worked at Hazel Findlay Country Manor for seven years and went on to work at Clinton Memorial Hospital for fifteen years. Before working, she was a stay-at-home mom and was most proud of her home and family.  Sharon enjoyed sewing, crafting, painting, and was very artistic.  She looked forward to holidays where she decorated their home with vintage German Putz decorations.  Sharon liked the flowers around her home; some of her favorites were Gladiolas, Tulips, and Hydrangea's. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her animals.

     Sharon and Bill were members of The Golden Glow of Christmas Past (a vintage Christmas club). They traveled to Europe twice to attend Christmas Markets. They also traveled the United States extensively, some of Sharon's favorite destinations were: Copper Harbor, Yellowstone, San Francisco, and Washington DC.

     She is survived by her husband Bill Irrer; her son Leon Ernst; her daughters: Jamie Kiel, and Tami and Bryan Bellingar; her grandchildren: Nick Ernst, Jenna and Max Miller, Mariah and Kenny Lieby, Victoria and Andre McDuffey, Jessica Kiel, Hunter Kiel; and her great-grandchildren: Nellie Leiby, Lennox Miller, Neva Leiby, Kellan Ernst, Loxley Miller, Nora McDuffey, and Roen McDuffey.  She is also survived by her sisters: Paula Reynolds, Pam Boak, and Judy and Gary Moon; her brother-in-law Paul Ritz; her brother and sister-in-law Gary and Jean Irrer; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents, father and mother-in-law Gerald and Elsie Irrer, her great-granddaughters: Gianna and Amelia Ernst, one sister Kaye Ritz, and her brother-in-law Don Boak.

     The family would like to thank Sharon's caregivers: Lorraine, Karen, Kristina, and Tracy and Mid-Michigan Hospice House for their loving care.

     Memorials may be made to the St. Johns Historical Museum, Hospice House of Mid-Michigan, Lansing, MI or the St. Johns VFW.

Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, August 31, 2023

10:00am - 1:45 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes St Johns

104 East Cass Street , St. Johns, MI 48879

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Graveside Service

Thursday, August 31, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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