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Sharon Jean Hage

A private celebration for the life of Sharon Hage 73, of Marshall will take place at the Horvath Remembrance Center in Marshall. 

Sharon Jean Hage was born on August 15, 1949, in Marshall, MN, to Dr. Owen and Lotty “Nancy” (James) Wilke.  Sharon grew up in Marshall and graduated from Marshall High School in 1967.  She attended Southwest State College for a time before having her son, Fred.  Sharon’s family lived in Westbrook for 11 years before returning to Marshall in 1980. 

Sharon obtained her degree from the Canby Vocational Technical School.  She started working for KMHL where she did radio sales for more than 35 years.  Sharon was very active and passionate about her community.  She took tremendous pride meeting with the business owners that she served and sharing the benefits from her service. She also loved being creative and writing radio advertisements on her whisper writer for her clients.  Sharon also valued her close network of friends.

Sharon died unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at her home in Marshall.  She is survived by her son, Fred (and Heidi) Hage, and grandchildren Cole and Christina.  She was preceded in death by her parents Doc and Nancy Wilke and her longtime companion, Jerry Marquardt.

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Jolene Nov 25 2022 7:17 PM

Having worked with Sharon for so many years at Marshall Radio, the stories are endless! I was lucky enough to be \'the chosen one\' to guide her in her technology journey from the whisper writer to a computer...and what a journey it was. The comic relief that Sharon affored all of us at the radio station was second to none. Her unique perspective on life was always appreciated and her candid take on things always gave you another way to think about things. Despite her larger than life persona at times, my kids always enjoyed seeing her when they came to the station. She made a tremendous impact on so many people here at the station and in the communities that she was proud to be a part of.

Heath Radke Nov 21 2022 12:44 PM

Having worked with Sharon for more than 15 years at Marshall Radio this news hit me hard last week. Sharon had an ability to light up the radio station with her laugh and smile, she had a unique quality that made you love her. But she was so much more than that, she was always willing to go the extra mile to make us (her co-workers) feel special and appreciated. While we certainly miss her around the office, all of us pray for her family in their grieving. Our sympathy goes to Fred, Heidi and their children -- our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Aaron Ziemer Nov 21 2022 12:34 PM

I knew Sharon the 11 years she and her family lived in Westbrook. She was a loyal friend and fun to be around. Those who knew her can imagine that she shook things up around that small town as well. She was always authentically herself and accepted others on their terms as well. Sympathy goes to Fred and Heidi and their children

Judy Lichty Nov 21 2022 9:14 AM

I worked with Sharon for a number of years and have so many wonderful memories. Shortly after I started working at Marshall Radio, I attended a sales seminar with Sharon. In one opening exercise, the presenter had everyone in attendance write down the first piece of furniture that immediately came to our mind. The predominant answers were: chair, sofa, bed. Not for Sharon! Her answer was a "roll-top desk with a single-stemmed rose in a vase sitting on top." That was Sharon....taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary! And I agree with Rise Mitchell, she will be shaking things up on the other side. Sharon will be missed.

Sharon Fenske Nov 20 2022 3:21 PM

Sharon was one-of-a-kind with an unique sense of humor! I had many happy memories with Sharon. There will be many open arms in Heaven waiting for you especially "Vi". May you "Rest In Peace",Sharon. You will be Missed! Sympathy to Fred, Heidi,Cole, Christina Alma Klute

Alma Klute Nov 20 2022 2:23 PM

Sharon was unique and frequently outrageous while spending time with friends. She was all business while working. She was a close friend of mine for over twenty years and they were more memorable than they would have been because of her.
I am making a donation in her name to The Lincoln Food Shelf which closely resembles Heart to Heart in Marshall. Sharon worked tirelessly for Heart to Heart every year beginning with its inception. The universe is transitioning from having Sharon on this side of life to the other. I have no doubt she will shake things up a bit on the other side of the veil. I will always love her.

Risë Mitchell Nov 19 2022 5:34 PM

Sharon was a classmate of ours and Member of the Charter Class of SMSC. So sorry for your loss.

Kathy Paxton Nov 19 2022 3:17 PM

I worked with her for many years. She was as original as they come. I know I’ll never forget her as long as I live.

Russ Berreth Nov 17 2022 8:32 PM