Sharon E. Moad, 72, of Brookings, passed away at her home under hospice care on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Sioux Falls, SD.
Private family services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 and will be livestreamed on the First Lutheran Church and the Rude’s Funeral Home Facebook pages. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Rude’s Funeral Home in Brookings. Masks are required to be worn when attended the services.
Sharon Elaine Moad was born on Nov. 20, 1948, in Brookings, SD, the daughter of Albert and Anna (Kalousek) Suurmeyer. She received her education in rural school north of Brookings and went on to graduate from Brookings High School. She was united in marriage to Douglas Moad on May 20, 1967, in Brookings. She was employed at the United Retirement Center for three years before working at South Dakota State University for a short time. In 1992, Sharon began working at Larson Manufacturing and continued to do so until her retirement in 2014.
Sharon and Doug enjoyed many camping and fishing trips to the river with their family and friends and all the memories made and continued that tradition with grandchildren. Sharon enjoyed watching Travis play Brookings Ranger hockey and attending the local races as well as attending several NASCAR races. Sharon loved attending her grandchildren’s activities including cheer, football, basketball, hockey and baseball. She was always so proud of her babies.
After Sharon retired from Larson’s she started Tuesdays with her many friends, where much food was eaten, shopping done and laughs and memories made. Sharon loved it when people would stop by the house and sit at the kitchen table to talk, drink coffee and eat. There were always goodies around and you never left her house hungry! Sharon’s house was always the hangout, she raised and loved many kids that were friends of her kids. She was a loving and giving mother, grandmother and friend.
She is survived by her two children, Travis (Klay) Moad of Volga, SD and Heather (Frankie) Gonzalez of Sioux Falls, SD and her grandchildren, Tanner, Landon, Keatyn, Duckie, Luke, Teagan, Lily and Ellie.
Sharon is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Doug, granddaughter, Amber Moad and brother, Leroy Suurmeyer.
Condolences may be sent to the family through www.rudesfuneralhome.com.