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Sharon A. McCarthy, 71

Apr 27, 2012

Sharon A. McCarthy

Blue Earth Sharon McCarthy, age 71, of Blue Earth, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2012, at Rochester Methodist Hospital, Rochester.

Services were held April 27, 2012, at Jacobsen & Winter Funeral Home in Blue Earth. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Jacobsen & Winter Funeral Home and Cremation Service assisted the family with the arrangements.

Sharon Ann McCarthy was born Dec. 6, 1940, to Arvil and Evelyn (Hiller) Winter. She grew up and attended high school in Blue Earth.

After two marriages she was blessed with six beautiful children. She was a mother first and foremost and therefore worked many jobs to provide for her family. She was blessed with eight grandchildren.

She loved cooking, attending auctions, collecting antiques and spending time outdoors. Sharon was also the treasurer of the Warroad Eagles.

The last 20 years were spent with her once high school sweetheart after many years apart.

Sharon is survived by her fianc of 20 years, Roger Peterson, of Blue Earth; her sons, Robert (fianc, Stephanie) Espeland, of Kindred, N.D., Brian Espeland, of Blue Earth, Jeff (Lori) Espeland, of Barnesville, and RJ (Annie) McCarthy, of Clear Lake; daughter, Melanie (Bobbe) Garvick, of Elmore; sister, Marlys Winter, of Waseca; brother, David (Mandy) Winter, of Blue Earth; as well as her eight beloved grandchildren, Rachel, Kallie, Spencer, Makalia, Mason, Samantha, Harley and JT.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and a son, Michael.

Online condolences can be left at winterfuneral@bevcomm.net