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Sharon Kretz
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Obituary for Sharon Kretz

KRETZ, Sharon – of Birch Run, age 74, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, with grace and dignity at her home through the care given by her three daughters, grandchildren and the guidance of the hospice nurse. Funeral services will be held 11AM Friday, June 22, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church, 8101 Poellet Street, Birch Run. Pastor Steve Abend officiating. Cremation to follow. Family will receive visitors at the O’Guinn Family Funeral Home in Birch Run on Thursday from 11AM until 8PM and at the church on Friday from 10AM until the time of 11AM. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church or Taymouth Township Fire Association.

Sharon was born May 24, 1944 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Fred and Virginia (Wynes) Schmunk. She attended Birch Run High School. Sharon married Thomas Kretz on May 13, 1961 in Birch Run. She worked as a bus driver for Birch Run Schools for 34 years and retired in 2006. In 2004 she earned the prestigious honor of “school bus driver of the year” from the state of Michigan. Sharon was a lifetime member of Christ Lutheran Church. She was also a member of Christ Lutheran Ladies Aide and the Red Hat Society. Sharon enjoyed to shop and then shop some more. She also enjoyed going on adventures with the Red Hat Ladies and traveling. She was always known for taking care of others before herself.

Surviving are: Husband, Thomas Kretz; Daughters: Kellie Schultz, Tammie (Jim) Hartley, and Jamie (Berry) Gittings; Grandchildren: Ashley (James Hale) Schultz, James Hartley (Gabrielle Pennington), Sarah Hartley (Tyler Janish), and Jodi Gittings; Great grandchildren: Kaylee, Wyatt, Maci, and Kendall; Siblings: Fred (Linda) Schmunk, Kathy (Larry) Bourassa, Debbie (Duane) Chappuies, Richard (Jennifer) Schmunk, Greg (Cindy) Schmunk, and several nieces, nephews and dear family members. She was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Jan Schultz. Please sign our guest book or share an online condolence with the family at

O’Guinn Family Funeral Home
Birch Run Chapel

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