Sharon Rose VanOrman, 81, of Belmont, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, December 22, surrounded by her family. Sharon was a fighter all her life and up to the very end. Sharon was a strong woman; accomplishing her independence was important to her. She was a stay at home mother while raising her children, and later was proud to be working and providing for her family as a medical secretary for over 20 years. Her family was everything to her. She always made sure that Christmas was special and enjoyed baking cookies of every type to give away as gifts to others. Sharon will be remembered for her example of strength and perseverance and greatly missed by many for her laughter, hugs and big caring heart. She was preceded in death by her parents, Abram and Rosalyn Huyser; her former spouse, Claude VanOrman; sister, Henrietta “Jackie” Vincent and brother, Abraham “Bud” Huyser. She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Glen (Cynthia) VanOrman, Diana Browning and Wayne VanOrman; grandchildren: Vanessa (Mark), Jared (Sabina), Desiree (Andrew), Alison and Zachary; 18 great-grandchildren; brothers, Russell Huyser, Frances Huyser, David Huyser; sister and best friend, Janet Burns; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service for Sharon will be held at 11am on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 1601 Post Dr NE, Belmont, officiated by Pastor Bruce Wilson. Relatives and friends may meet the family from 5-7pm on Monday, December 27and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday, at Stegenga Funeral Chapel. Interment will take place at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in honor of Sharon to Breast Cancer Research. Condolences may be sent online at www.stegengafuneralchapel.com
I’ll always remember how kind you were to my family! You opened your home to us and treated us as part of your family. You will be missed and thought of fondly..
- Mary Bryant