Sharon L. Lakatos, 69, of Sand Creek, Mich., died May 28, 2014, at Hospice of Lenawee, after a battle with calciphylaxis associated with kidney disease.
She was born Jan. 20, 1945 in Toledo, Ohio, to John and Donna (Kisseberth) Borland.
Sharon loved life and was always active. Her faith was important to her and was evident through attendance at church, Sunday school and Bible studies. Sharon enjoyed giving back to others and volunteered as a driver for the Dept. of Human Services. She was a parent aide for Catholic Charities; a Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lenawee; and a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She played Bunco and cards, but her love was traveling. Trips with her family ranged from weekend camping and hiking trips to travels across across the states.
Sharon followed her children and grandchildren in school activities, sports and church. She was an avid Sand Creek Aggies fan. She was never too tired to play games or make projects/crafts with the children.
Holidays were special and she would decorate her home to celebrate; always providing a warm welcome with delicious homemade treats.
She was a homemaker first—loving to cook and bake—but had been employed at Peter Stamping in Fayette, Ohio, as a forklift operator and by Catholic Charities as a youth companion.
Sharon is survived by her husband, John P. Lakatos; her mother, Donna Borland of Lyons; her father-in-law, John of Sand Creek; sister-in-law, Mary (and Larry) Spurgeon of Albertville, Ala.; three daughters, Lisa (and Rabbit) Richmond of Lake Wales, Fla.; Trisa (and Mark) Iffland of Palmyra, Mich.; and Kristy (and Manuel) Gonzalez of Adrian; five grandchildren, Kirsten Tripp of Florida; Julia and Juan Gonzalez of Adrian; and Mattea and Preston Iffland of Palmyra; four sisters, Linda (and Steve) Boger of Lyons; Judy (and Tom) Trumper of Fort Bragg, Calif.; Barbara (and Augie) Steiner-Zehender of Morenci, Mich.; and Diane (and Austin) Seidel of Wauseon, Ohio; great-great-aunt, Dorothy (and George) Gunderman of Blissfield, Mich.; aunts, Rita Pompili and Nancy Cole of Toledo, Ohio; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Sharon was preceded in death by her father, John; and three brothers, Johnny, Bob and Roger.
Visitation is planned from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 2, at the Jasper Bible Church where funeral services will begin at 1 p.m., with Pastor Paul Bomeli and Pastor Bruce Jewett officiating. Interment will follow at Lyons Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the National Kidney Foundation, Lyons Christian Church or Jasper Bible Church.
Arrangements were made by Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora, Ohio.