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Sharon Lee Patton

August 10, 1940 ~ May 16, 2018 (age 77)

Sharon L. Patton, 77, of Houston, MN, formerly of Cresco, IA, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home Cresco, Iowa.  Burial will be in Wayne Cemetery McIntire, Iowa.  Visitation will be held Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Cresco, IA.

Sharon Lee Decker was born in Wayne Township, Iowa, on August 10, 1940, daughter of John and Lois (Duryee) Decker.  She was a 1959 graduate of McIntire High School.  Sharon worked as the head dietician at Cresco Care Center for 12 years.  On July 2, 1987, Sharon married Robert Stuckey in Salem, South Dakota in a secret ceremony.  After 20 years the secret came out to the family that they had been married the whole time.  Sharon enjoyed her retirement and wintering in Arizona for the past 16 years.  She liked to read, cook, go fishing, searching for asparagus and blackberries, and watching the hummingbirds enjoy her flower garden.  Sharon was a wonderful dancer and enjoyed 50s music.  She loved spending time with her family.   

Sharon is survived by her husband Robert Stuckey of Lanesboro, MN; her children Wanda (James) Platte of Cedar Falls, IA, Audrey (Patrick) Watkins of Yuba City, CA, Dean Patton of Onalaska, WI, and Nancy (Richard) Kottke of Fredericksburg, IA; grandchildren Lindsey and Cole Watkins, and Laura Platte; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Robert Patton, brother Donald Decker, and her sister Joyce Decker-Fuller.

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