Sharon Heitkemper

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SHARON E. HEITKEMPER, 68 of Menominee passed away on Tuesday November 7, 2017 at Bay Area Medical Center. Sharon Elizabeth Peterson was born on February 16, 1949 in Menominee to the late Ralph and Damia (Heider) Peterson.  On July 29, 1967 Sharon married Gene Paul Heitkemper in Milwaukee, WI.  Gene preceded her in death on March 9, 2004.  Sharon worked as a site supervisor for Leinike Security for 16 years, retiring in 2011.  She was a fun loving, warm, generous person.  When her eyebrow went up or she was wearing her uniform she meant business.  She could always be depended on for a warm meal.  She loved her grandchildren and helped raise them.  Sharon loved driving fast in her Crown Victoria.

Survivors include her daughters: Michelle (Amir) Lewis of Marinette, WI and Paula Francour of Menominee, MI; 3 grandchildren:  Kyanna, Tristan and Maranda; 1 brother:  Ralph “Eddie” Peterson of Menominee, MI; sister:  Laurie (Alan) Smith.  Sharon was preceded in death by her son in law:  Steve Francour; and sister in law:  Suzanne Peterson.

Family will receive friends at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home in Stephenson, MI on Friday November 10, 2017 after 11:00 am until time of Funeral Service at 2:00 pm with Pastor Andrew Stonina officiating.  Burial will follow in Birch Creek Cemetery.



  1. Sabrina  November 12, 2017

    I worked with Sharon for many years at Kmart and i was extremely sad to hear of her passing. Over the years I worked with her she became like a 2nd grandmother to me. She was always very kind and we talked at work more than we got anything done. Sending my condolences to her family as I know what a special person she was.

  2. Joan & Jerry Hansen  November 10, 2017

    Hello Paula,

    Joan & I are so sorry for the loss of your mom, Sharon. She will still be at side of you and your family ALWAYS!

    Today is the time to celebrate her life!

    You and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Joan & Jerry Hansen