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.