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Sharon G. Schluessler, 68

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Sharon G. Schluessler, age 68, of Woodbury, and formerly of Hastings, died, Saturday, Nov. 30, at the University of Minnesota Medical Center - Fairview Riverside, in Minneapolis, following a lengthy illness.

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Sharon was born Oct. 19, 1945, in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Emanuel and Belle (Schlossman) Greenspan. She was raised in the Detroit, Mich., area and came to Hastings, Minn., as a young woman. She was a retired chemical dependency counselor. She was a loving mother and grandmother whose family was the source of her great pride.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter Linda Schluessler in 1987; and her long-time companion Robert Cathcart.

She is survived by her children Liz Gronert (Aaron) of Minnetonka, Shawn Gorski (Tom) of Oakdale, Minn., and Rob Schluessler (Jill) of Lakeville, Minn.; 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; a sister Claire Finn of Michigan; a special family friend Matthew Dinzeo; as well as nieces and nephews.

The family would also like to thank the staff at University of MN - Fairview Riverside for the amazing loving care and kindness given to our mother/grandmother.

A memorial service, officiated by Gordon Gathright, will be held at 12 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home Chapel, 201 7th St. E., Hastings, with a memorial gathering from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service. Private family interment will follow.

Arrangements were made with Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings. 651-437-9419.

www.caturia-smidtfh.com

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