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Sharon Lee (Cronk) Sorensen, age 73, of Reed City, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2019, at home surrounded by her family. Sharon was born on September 17, 1946, in Grand Rapids, to the late Lester and Doris (Norton) Cronk. She graduated from Forest Hills Central High School with the class of 1964. Sharon married James Sorensen on September 17, 1965.

Survivors include her loving husband of 54 years, James; sons, James Sorensen II of Columbus, OH; Jason Sorensen of Muskegon, MI; and Joshua (Sheryl) Sorensen of Cedar Springs, MI; daughter, Tina (Ronald Jr.) Dagen of Leroy, MI; sisters, Kim (John Osbun) of Cedar Springs, MI; Cathy (Steve) Alsup of Ionia, MI; and Connie (fiancé, Steve Booke) of Saranac, MI; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Richard “Dickie” Cronk; and grandson, Eli Clementshaw.

Sharon will be remembered as “Mother to All”, a free spirit, a Loving Woman, and a fighter to the end.

Per Sharon’s wishes cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

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Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Denise coons on November 25, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    She was my second mother for long time. Our mothers bowled together and I grew to love her as my other mom. She was one hell of a fighter. She fought many illness til the end. She fished threw some of it until she couldnt no more. Love you guys . Love you mom sharon. Catch lots of up there…

  2. Marcia Coons on November 25, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Sharon was a great friend. We enjoyed bowling and going on tournaments together. We had great time together. She helped use builder are house and we helped her with her house builded. I will miss my friend very much. I will always remember what a great friend she was and a great person she was too. I will love her kids too. May you RIP now. My thoughts and prayers with the family.

  3. Kelly Deyman on November 25, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Sharon and I bowled together and went to tournaments together. I used to cut her hair ( football head) is what I believe her kids used to call it!! Jamie correct me if I’m wrong. We would run into each other at Meijer when I was taking my mother for her groceries and those 2 would talk for an hour it seemed like.
    We used to chat on the computer now and then. But then she wasn’t able to anymore. I’m sorry Sharon that we lost contact. I miss you my friend. Love to all the family. I’ll see you in the spring at her celebration of life.

  4. Carol dustin on November 25, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Sharon organized the forest hills class of 64 until she no longer could. She will always be remembered for her humor. Witt… And dedication to her family and friends. I will never forget our midnight chats… She always called us the kids even though we were the same age…she faught the fight with courage and grace…she will be missed

  5. Connie Johnson on November 25, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Sharon was my big sister, 2nd mother, and best friend. Her and Jim got married when I was three years old so I have lots of memories. I will miss her always. She was a piece of my heart. Rest easy now Sissy. I love you

  6. Stacey W. on November 25, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    I’ve known 1 of her son’s for over 20yrs, although I’ve never had the privilege to meet Sharon, I’ve heard great things about her! She now flies with the angels & will watch over her beloved family & many others!

  7. Randy Birndorf on November 26, 2019 at 12:39 am

    Sharon will be missed profoundly. She was a thoughtful, loving classmate and friend to many. Her success in organizing Forest Hills High School reunions for the Class of 1964 are appreciated by all us classmates. Sharon was a friend to most people who knew her, and she will always remain lovingly in our hearts. Rest in peace, Sharon. You led a good and courageous life.

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