Sharron Ann Lohkamp
Date: Sunday May 07, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: Sunday May 07, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]
Thursday, March 7, 1940
Date of Death:
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
77 years old
Sharron Ann Lohkamp
The memorial celebration for Sharron A. Lohkamp will be Sunday May 7, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home with a visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m.
Mrs. Lohkamp, 77, of Rochester, died Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Cottagewood Senior Living Center in Rochester, MN, of cancer. Sharron was born March 7, 1940 in Quanah, TX, to Winfield and Bessie Lorene (Hopkins) Herring. She graduated from Wellington (TX) High School in 1958, and married Robert T. “Bob” Lohkamp on May 30, 1964. Mr. Lohkamp died on January 17, 1977, in Guatemala. Sharron worked as a bookkeeper for many years.
Survivors include her daughter, Christie Lohkamp of Rochester MN; her sister, Winene Joy (Fred) Nimmo of Pasco, Washington; and her brother, Dennis Ray Herring (Lois, deceased) of British Columbia. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Ranelle (Rex) Foster, and her brother Bennoit Duane “B.D.” Herring.
Sharron was most recently a member of Harvest Bible Chapel Rochester. She accepted Christ at an early age and loved and served him all her life. She loved chocolate, watching sports, playing cards, and singing. Along with her husband, Bob, she travelled the world in connection with his job living in many countries including Malta, the Canary Islands, Iran, Guatemala, and Singapore. After the death of her husband, she made her home in Wichita, KS. Later she moved to Washington to help care for her parents, and then to Rochester, MN to be near her daughter.
The family prefers memorials to the Phoenix Christian Assembly Missions Fund or Globe for Christ International
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Sharron was a great "little" sister. We shared lots of things, including clothes and boyfriends. If she ever had a bad day, one would not know it.
I shall miss her immensely. However, I am glad that she is "home" with her Savior, where there is no more pain. Wonder if they have chocolate? I miss you, Sharron and love you.
Your sister, Winene Nimmo
So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Christie, I am so sorry about your Mom. You two were so good for each other. May God bless you and keep you and may His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you and grant you His peace and comfort now and in the days and weeks ahead. Thinking of you and praying for you. Matthew 5:4 "Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted."
My condolences to you at this difficult time. It was great that you and your mother were able to spend time together these last few years. God's blessings to you and your mother.
Christie, I am so sorry for your loss. I was sad I didn't make it up to see your mom. You both have been in my thoughts throughout the years. I agree with Brent as how special your mom was. I remember how grateful I was to have her for a friend while living in Wichita. You both made people feel like part of your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I can tell you that this wonderful Christian woman and her daughter were so very good to me over the years as I lived in Wichita, Ks. Her daughter, Christie, was one of my best friends during my years in high school in the Wichita area and while attending church at the Glenville Bible Baptist Church. So many Sunday afternoons after church, Sharron would buy us pizza from Pizza Hut as Christie, Robbie and I would play Atari until we went back to church that same evening. What good times we had at her home so long ago.
After my family moved away in 1986, I returned on a regular basis on weekends and Sharron opened up her home to me with a room of my own and a key to her home. How special this was to me as a young college student travelling almost every two weeks back to Wichita, feeling like I was a part of this family.
As I watched Sharron over the years, I saw how she trusted her daughter in a way during our teenage years in ways that I had never witnessed before in my short life. I saw how Sharron loved her daughter and how Christie loved her showed her mother she loved her with a respect in doing what was right while so many other teenagers took a different path.
I know that Sharron was so very proud of her daughter, even back most recently when I visited them in Mn with my family about 4 years ago. Words cannot express how Sharron was an inspiration to me in my life. She was such a wonderful example as a parent and Christian mother. She was loving not only to me but my brother and sister and my parents. I know my parents thought the world of her and will be saddened by the passing of Sharron but will rejoice in knowing where "Mrs Sharron" is right now as I write this short note.
Christie, you and your family are in our prayers and thank you for sharing your mother with me over the years. Prayers to you from us here in Missouri.
Brent Grey & Family
Our condolences at this difficult time. It was nice your mother chose to spend her last years with you, I know there are dozens of added cherished memories to those of childhood. Clearly she held a strong belief in Christ Jesus as her Savior, and that is what matters now. God's peace to you at this time