Sharon Alfredia Lenius, age 78, passed away October 15, 2020, at Ecumen Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.
Sharon was born February 6, 1942, in Wadena, Minnesota, the daughter of Alfred and Frances (Baumgart) Beck. She was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Lutheran rural Menahga and grew up in the Wolf Lake area. Sharon attended country school district #59 and graduated from Frazee High School with the class of 1960.
Sharon worked as a waitress at the Frazee bowling alley and the Skyview café. She was married to Walter Lenius on April 16, 1971 and they made their home in Rochert. Sharon went to work for Dr. Fritz in Detroit Lakes as a dental assistant retiring after 26 years.
She enjoyed gardening, crafts, and fishing; she was proud of a 12-pound northern that she caught on Tamarack Lake. Sharon and Walt enjoyed traveling and taking train trips to Washington state. She was a member of the Frazee V.F.W. auxiliary and enjoyed vintage car club. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Sharon is survived by her husband, Walter Lenius of Detroit Lakes; children: Donnie (Tammy) Tate of Detroit Lakes; Kim (Jim) Tate of Frazee; step-children: Larry (Debbie) Lenius of Moorhead; Linda Lenius of Detroit Lakes; Wayne (Jansie) Lenius of Grand Rapids; grandchildren: Shaine, Kelly, and Traci Jo; Dustin and Danika; William and Hannah; Sam and Laura; Jessica, Annie, Alex, and Andrew; 17 great grandchildren; siblings: Kathleen (Merv) Helmerson of Astoria, Oregon; Hazel Mickelson of Frazee; Mike Beck of Frazee; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Alfred and Frances Beck; stepson: Wesley Lenius; siblings: Alice Campbell, Dora Fennimore and Wallace Beck.
Memorial service will be 3:00 PM, Saturday, October 24, 2020, at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee, MN. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service. Arrangements with Furey Funeral Home of Frazee.
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