Sharon (Sander) Scheihing age 90 of Eden Prairie MN, cherished mother and grandmother, passed away December 11, 2020. Sharon was born April 4, 1930, to Walter and Garnet (Guilkey) Sander in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her only sibling was her devoted brother, Jerry Sander, who passed away in 2012. Sharon graduated from Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, and her undergraduate degree in Physical Education was from the University of Cincinnati. She then earned her Physical Therapy degree from Northwestern University in Chicago and was commissioned into the United States Air Force where she cared for polio patients and recovering military personnel. While serving in the military, she met and married her husband of 50 years, Theodore (Ted) Scheihing, who proceeded her in death in 2007. Ted and Sharon lived in a number of places over his military career, including an assignment in Japan. In retirement, they enjoyed traveling in their RV with their dog, Freddie and regularly ventured to Idaho to visit Ted’s family as well as Las Vegas.
Throughout her life Sharon had a great fascination with how things worked, which was honed by watching her father repair pianos and other items. As a result, she became well versed both mechanically and technically and in recent years took a keen interest in watching rocket launches by her grandson’s employer, SpaceX. Another deep passion that Sharon had was sports. While attending the University of Cincinnati she played field hockey and basketball. Throughout her life she avidly followed local sports teams and could very readily recite current standings. She was a fixture in the stands for her granddaughter’s school volleyball games, and following relocation to Minnesota in 2007, Sharon was the consummate fan of Eden Prairie football and basketball teams that her grandchildren played on.
Sharon cherished family above all else, and was especially proud of her grandchildren. She is survived by her children John (Joanne) Scheihing and Cindy (Russ) Weybright. Devoted grandmother to Jeremy (Kristen) Scheihing, Jennifer (John Foster) Scheihing, Brett (Michelle) Weybright and Becky (Drew) Bentz. Great-grandchildren include James Weybright, Titus Weybright and Andrew Scheihing. A funeral service will be held on Monday December 21, 2020 at 12:00 P.M. at the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn. The family will receive friends from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service, Pastor Rick Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park, Springfield.
The family wishes to thank Summit Place Senior Campus, Legacy Care Homes, and HealthPartners Hospice for their love and care. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to your local Hospice or to HealthPartners Hospice and Palliative Care, 8170 33rd Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55440.
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