Sharon L. Kale
Sharon L. Kale
  • April 12, 1945 - March 2, 2016
  • Hicksville, Ohio

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Sharon "Sheri" L. (Griffin) Kale, 70, passed to her eternal home Tuesday, March 2, 2016, at her home in Hicksville, OH. Sharon was born 12 April 1945 to the late Don (Betty) Griffin and the late Wanzie (Stanley) Fojtik, in Monroe, Michigan. She married her high school sweetheart, William Kale in 1963. They made their home and raised their family in Hicksville after Bill completed his military service. Sharon worked 29 years at Sheller Globe, Grabill, IN. When Sheller's closed she worked at Taylor University Fort Wayne and then did private eldercare before retiring. Sharon was a lifelong member of Grace United Methodist Church. She taught Sunday school many years. She was part of the Rotary Women and UM women ministries. She spent several years doing Y-Indian Guide with her son. Widowed in 1978 with an infant and 2 children under 13, she devoted herself in providing all she could for her kids. She served as Head Room Mother for all three of her children throughout their primary school years- using her vacation days. She was her children's biggest cheerleader and attended all their plays, concerts, and athletic competitions. She continued that devotion when she was blessed with grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her children: Dawn Michele Kale, Houston, TX, Chad Michael(Carol) Kale, Spangdahlem, Germany, and Shellie Shawn (Jay) Kale-Burden, Leo, IN; her 4 grandchildren: Wanzie Grace, Jayson, and Malachi Burden all from Leo, IN, and Chad Michael Kale, Jr., Spangdahlem, Germany; and many friends. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) Edward Kale; and a brother, Lonnie Fojtik. Celebration of life will be at 2:00pm on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Grace United Methodist Church, 121 W. High Street, Hicksville, Ohio, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be from 3-8pm on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Hockemeyer Funeral Home, 17629 S.R 37, Harlan. Burial at Harlan Memorial Cemetery, Harlan. Memorials can be made to Fort Wayne Alumni Center, 915 W. Rudisill Blvd. Fort Wayne.