Sharon K. Schneekloth

Sharon K. Schneekloth

Sharon K. Schneekloth

Cedar Rapids

Sharon Kay Schneekloth, 80, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2023, at her home in Wheat Ridge, Colo. Sharon was born on Aug. 6, 1942, in Vinton, Iowa, to Eber “Shorty” and Evelyn (Nelson) Phelps.

Sharon was a graduate of Urbana High School in Iowa. She married Gary Lee Schneekloth on Nov. 9, 1963, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She worked as an executive secretary at Corn Sweeteners in Cedar Rapids, Breaker Confections (Div. of Willy Wonka) in Itasca, Ill., and then as a credit manager for the May Company in Boulder, Colo. She also worked at the YMCA in Lakewood, Colo., before retiring from Rock Solid Hardwoods in Denver. Sharon was a 40-year resident of Wheat Ridge, Colo.

She is survived by her husband, Gary Lee; children, Gary Todd (Beth) Schneekloth and Chris (Kelley) Schneekloth; and grandson Caleb (Jessica) Schneekloth and their son Gabriel.

Sharon was one of 12 children and was preceded in death by brothers Charlie Phelps and David Phelps and sisters, Linda Stewart and Diana Phelps. She is survived by siblings Shirley Taulbee, Larry Phelps, Mary (Doug) Bell, Janet (Lauren) Lovell, Ron (Patty) Phelps, Lora (Okee) Walker, and Nora (Arnie) Vaupel.

At Sharon’s request, no memorial service will be held. Sharon’s ashes are to be interred at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo. In lieu of flowers, the family invites any donations to be made to the following: Trinity Lutheran Church and School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Bethlehem Lutheran Church and School, Lakewood, Colo.; Lutheran Hospice, Wheat Ridge, Colo.

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