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“We were so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your mom, Dennis. We have your entire family in our thoughts and prayers. May her memory comfort...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Jim and Kim - IL

“Sandy so sorry to hear about your mom. I remember her from being in Perry and always enjoyed visiting with her. She was a great person. It was a...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Willa Philpott - Urbandale, IA

“I am very sorry for your loss. Please take care. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Martha Wilson Stetzel - Perry, IA

“Rich, we share your loss of an amazing woman. Sharon gave of herself without ever asking anything in return. Her love of life was contagious, her...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Kathy Overton - Melrose, IA

“So sorry to hear of her passing. I loved to hear the stories from Scott and Sandy of the boys coming down to visit them. I'm glad you made it back to...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Dave Ellison - Des Moines, IA

“Rich, so sorry for Sharon's passing. She was a special part of the extended Mosher family. We will miss her smile at the June reunion. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Lila Mosher Kelly - IA - Family

“We are so sad to hear of Sharon's passing. We first met Sharon when my brother married Elaine, my dear sister-in-law. Prayers for your family as...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Debbie and Tom Engler - TX

“Aunt Sharon you will be loved and missed! May god bless you in your new adventure in life. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Branden Carlson - JBER, AK

“Rich, I am very sorry to hear this news of Sharon passing. You and all of your families are in our thoughts and prayers. She will be catching those...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Max Cox - Albia, IA - Friend

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Sharon Mosher, age 70 of Moravia, Iowa passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

She was born in Templeton, Iowa on October 30, 1945, the daughter of Leo Leonard and Irene Mary (Steffes) Ertz. Sharon graduated from Manilla High School in 1963. She was united in marriage to Richard Mosher on September 25, 1987 in Ankeny, Iowa.

Sharon held numerous jobs throughout her lifetime. Following training, she worked for a period of time as a respiratory therapist in Perry, Iowa. She also worked for the Perry, Iowa Airport for a brief period time. It was at this point in her life that she achieved her pilot's license.

Holding true to her love of all animals, Sharon owned and operated a dog grooming business for approximately five years. Later in life, she was employed at the Monroe County Law Center in Albia, Iowa as a jailer. Sharon also spent twelve years of her life as a first responder and volunteer firefighter with the Melrose Fire Department.

Sharon believed in living life to the fullest. She possessed many passions and hobbies throughout her lifetime. She enjoyed riding motorcycles. Sharon also enjoyed painting rocks. She even parachuted out of an airplane, three times.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Mosher of Moravia, Iowa; two children, Sandy (Scott) Koenen of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Dennis (Terra) Onken of Naperville, Illinois; four grandchildren, Alex and Joey Koenen, Dennis and Diana Onken; three brothers, Allan (Carol) Ertz of Des Moines, Iowa, Norman (Renae) Ertz of Denison, Iowa, and Brian (Michele) Ertz of Manilla, Iowa; and two sisters, Joleen Sievertsen of Manilla, Iowa, and Elaine (Ron) Johnson of Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Lange Funeral Home, 103 N. John St., Moravia, Iowa, with Pastor Dennis Doud officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Zion Cemetery near Chariton, Iowa. A visitation will take place on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Lange Funeral Home in Moravia, with the family greeting friends from 6-8 PM. Memorials have been established to either the Animal Rescue League of Des Moines or to the Melrose Fire Department and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Lange Funeral Home & Crematory in Moravia has been entrusted with caring for the family. Condolences may be shared online at