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Sharon Alice Podhradsky

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Sharon Alice Podhradsky

Sharon Alice Podhradsky, age 75, of Mitchell, SD died Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at her home under hospice care from cancer. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with burial at Servicemens Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, November 15, 2013 at the Will Funeral Chapel with a prayer service beginning at 7:00 PM.

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Sharon Mathis, daughter of Guy and Alice (Meade) Mathis, was born on the family homestead near Plankinton, SD on September 16, 1938. Sharon moved to the Mitchell area when she was young with her family. She attended and graduated from Letcher High School in 1957.While in school, Sharon was the librarian, active in chorus, Declam, high school annual staff, and played tuba in the band.

On August 28, 1957 she was united in marriage with John (Jack) Morgan at St. Scholasticas Catholic Church in Letcher, SD. They were blessed with four children Cynthia, David, Barbara and John. Jack passed away on January 15, 1964. Sharon later married Wallace Podhradsky on August 13, 1965 in Woonsocket, SD. To this union the couple were blessed with two children Craig and Lisa.

Sharon was employed as a secretary at D&L Implement, Methodist Hospital and Queen of Peace Hospital until her retirement.

Sharon was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. She was very involved with the community and her church. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters, the Altar Society, Women of the Moose, Mooseheart and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Sharon was an excellent gardener and cook She cherished her faith, family time, especially holding all those grandchildren and great grandchildren who will forever be in her heart and swimming with friends.

Grateful for having shared her life are her five children, Craig (Peggy) Podhradsky, Huron, SD, Cyndi Baas, Sioux Falls, SD, Barb Culver, Mitchell, SD, John Morgan, Alexandria, SD, Lisa (Brian) Zirpel, Rio Rancho, NM; a daughter-in-law, Tami Morgan, Mitchell, SD; 16 grandchildren; 28+ great grandchildren; four brothers, Gene Mathis, Mitchell, SD, Doug (Leatta) Mathis, Lead, SD, Allan Mathis, Rapid City, SD, Dan Mathis, Edgemont, SD; six sisters, Margaret Geralds, Sioux Falls, SD, Mavis (Glen) Carver, Sioux Falls, SD, Marilyn (Lad) Greene, Buffalo, WY, Judy (Alvin) Fischer, Mitchell, SD, Joanie (Rick) Hartenhoff, Sioux Falls, SD, Janie (Lloyd) Morrison, Mitchell, SD; a brother-in-law, Ray Syrovatka, Tacoma, WA; sister-in-law, Jeanette Mathis, Sundance, WY; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Jack Morgan on January 15, 1964; her 2nd husband, Wally Podhradsky on June 14, 2002; her son, David Morgan on November 26, 2001; grandchildren Iszabella Morgan and baby Jessica Therrian; her parents; her sisters, Mary Mathis and Delores Syrovatka; a brother, Rodger Mathis; her in-laws, Dan and Sylvia Morgan and Elsie and Walter Podhradsky; and a sister-in-law, Betty Mathis.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be directed to Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

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