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Sharlene Lockner

Sharlene Lockner passed away at her home on July 26, 2021 in Vicksburg, MI with her family at her side at the age of 83. Sharlene was born on November 5, 1937 to Charles and Hazel (Dunning) Litten in Kalamazoo, MI. She was the youngest of seven daughters. Sharlene married the love of her life, Jack Lockner, on January 29, 1954. Together they raised three wonderful daughters. Sharlene enjoyed spending hours in her art room sharing her love of painting by teaching and painting everything from ceramics, oil paintings, doll houses & furniture, and even painted rocks that could be found on many of our local walking trails. Sharlene is preceded in death by husband Jack in 1987; one daughter Marcia in 1998; her father Charles in 1973; and her mother Hazel in 1976. She is survived by her two daughters: Linda (Greg) Zummach and Lori Lockner; six grandchildren: Sandra West; Leslie (Brandon) Thornton; Justin (Tammy) Shaffer; and David (Heather) Maurer; Brent (Kerry) Richman; Greg Richman; along with many great grandchildren who were the sparkle in her life. She loved her family and adored her cats. A private graveside memorial service will be held for the family on September 11, 2021 at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego, MI with a celebration of life luncheon to follow. While at www.mccowensecord.com please take time to sign Sharlene’s guestbook, receive updated service information, and/or share a memory with the family. Those who wish may make contributions Rose Arbor through Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. The Lockner family is being cared for by the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, 409 South Main, Vicksburg, MI (269) 649-1697.

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My heart is hurting really bad. I loved Aunt Sherry so much. I have known her since the day I was born and she has always been a constant in my life. She taught me how to paint when I was young. She called and sent cards the whole time I was going through my cancer fight. She taught me to be strong and not give up. And now in my fifties she has taught me that its ok to be different, that I dont have to like people all the time. She taught me not to feel guilty if I wanted to close the world out and be alone because sometimes we all need a break. And the most important thing she taught me was to laugh and be silly. Not to take life so serious. I will forever hold her in my heart and soul. I love you Aunt Sherry more than you will ever know. To the girls and family you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all very much!!! I wish I could be there to give you all a great big hug!

Kelly Knapp Aug 1 2021 1:43 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sharlene Lockner

Gary & Linda Belden Jul 30 2021 6:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sharlene Lockner

James A Brown Jul 29 2021 5:50 PM

I love them also! Thanks Roger for uploading them! Linda

Linda Zummach Jul 29 2021 4:13 PM

I remember when I first met Sheri! It was at Wing Stadium Fiftys dance! Linda introduced me and that was that! It was like I was part of the family immediately! She was hilarious and fun loving! I have been blessed to be part of Linda and her familys life for over 35 years. I love you Linda, Greg, Sandra and Justin. I never saw Sheri without a smile! She was a special lady!

Monica Hurley Jul 29 2021 3:58 PM

The thing I appreciate most about Sheri is the wonderful daughter she raised,(Linda) who became my good friend. It was so easy to see how much Sheri loved her grandchildren. She was always ready for fun and full of life! She always had a smile! I love you Linda, Greg, Sandra and Justin

Monica Hurley Jul 29 2021 3:41 PM

Very nice! I appreciate the memories.

Wayne Miller Jul 29 2021 3:22 PM

I remember Sheri as another Mom to me when I was a child in the Barton Lake neighborhood. She was always smiling, she was pretty, and she loved to entertain. I spent many hours at the Lockner house, and I truly feel that they were my family too. I am so glad I was able to spend a bit of time with her at the end of her life, I only wish I could have had more time with her. I love ya Linda and Lori, and I mourn with you.

Suzie Fitzgibbon Jul 29 2021 2:26 PM

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Roger Jul 29 2021 1:26 PM

Aunt Sheri was one of the funniest women I have ever met. She was an amazing and loving woman who love and cared for everyone in my family. My last memory of Aunt Sheri was at Codi's wedding and she kept sneaking outside trying to steal my boyfriend at the time, and the two of them had the best time being a handful that night!! She was seriously a hoot, and I am so sorry for everyones loss. She was very important to me and to my Grandma, and I am truly blessed that she was in my life. Thinking of you all, and sending every ounce of love and healing energy to everyone who was graced with her love. - Lindsey Allen

Lindsey Allen Jul 29 2021 12:26 PM

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