Sharon V. Salava, age 78, of New Richmond, WI, formerly of Inver Grove Heights, MN, passed away unexpectedly the evening of Monday, March 29, 2021 in her home. Sharon was born one of six children to parents Veril & Fern Coggshall in St. Paul, MN. She grew up alongside her siblings in the St. Paul, MN area, & as an adult, she started a family, and had seven children of her own. Sharon went on to work as a food service specialist for St. Joseph Hospital for many years. Sharon loved and adored her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She never missed the opportunity to spend time with her beloved family.
Sharon saw the value in everything, but most of all, she valued life. Sharon lived it to the fullest, & spent every day in the pursuit of laughter & happiness. Her lust for life & gracious heart will be dearly missed by all who knew her; but her free spirit will live on in the hearts of those who loved her best.
Sharon will remain in the hearts of her children, Lori Link of Stillwater, MN, Dave (Robin) Salava of River Falls, WI, Ed Salava of Hudson, WI, Krissy Olsen of New Richmond, WI, Terri (Chad) Casey of Hudson, WI, & Mary (Dave Anderson) Walker of New Richmond, WI; 15 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren with 1 on the way; brother, Gary; brother-in-law, Gene; 2 sisters, Robin(John) & Lynne(Bob); good friend, Chris Rassett; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family & loved ones. She is preceded in death by her parents, Veril & Fern; son, Alex Salava; grandsons, Christopher & Taylor; granddaughter, Chelsea; & 2 sisters, Roxanne & Sandy.
A Celebration of Sharon’s Life is tentatively planned for the Summer of 2021. The location as well as the exact date & times will be posted at a later date. Please check back in with O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 11th St. S. Hudson, WI, 54016, 715-386-3725, firstname.lastname@example.org, for future updates.