, age 56, of Prinsburg, MN, died Monday morning, April 1, at Carris Health Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar after a long battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, at Bunde Christian Reformed Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, April 5, at Bunde Christian Reformed Church and will continue one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Arrangements are with Tri-County Funeral Home in Prinsburg. The service can be live streamed at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bunde-crc. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials should be given to PraiseLive. Donations may be made through their website https://praiselive.org/donate/ or given to the Bleeker family who will then submit the memorials to PraiseLive directly. Sharon Kay Bleeker was born on May 28, 1962, in Watertown, South Dakota, the daughter of Everett and Cornelia (VanBeek) TeKrony. She attended Castlewood School and after graduation in 1980 she worked at Lake Area VoTec. She was united in marriage to Lee Bleeker on June 23, 1981 and they farmed together in rural Castlewood for 20 years. After selling the family farm, they moved to Minnesota in 2004. She worked at Wells Fargo Bank for four years in Watertown, South Dakota and the last 15 years in Willmar, Minnesota. Sharon was a faithful person who loved the Lord and loved her neighbors. She was an active member of the Bemis Christian Reformed Church while living in South Dakota and currently an active member of the Bunde Christian Reformed Church. Sharon thoroughly enjoyed planning for and participating in church worship services including playing the organ for over 40 years, playing on the Bunde Church praise team, and chairing the worship committee. She served as the Bemis CRC church secretary for 20 years. Sharon loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her three grandchildren whom she cherished very much. She is survived by her loving and faithful husband Lee; her two children and three grandchildren, Justin and Ruby Bleeker of Atlanta, GA (Isaiah, Willem, Juniper) and Jamie Bleeker of Bloomington, MN; her brother Wayne (Gwen) TeKrony of Castlewood, SD; her sisters, Brenda (Bob) Mast of Wyoming, MI and Lois (Rod) VanderVliet of Colton, SD; her in-laws, Louise (Scott) Ravenhorst of Irvine, CA, Lynn (Kathy) Bleeker of Sioux Center, IA, Marcia Bleeker of Coupeville, WA, Kay (Jeff) Moore of Redmond, WA, and Karen (Dan) Gronseth of Mesa, AZ; many nephews and nieces; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister-in-law Marlene Bleeker.
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