Sharon Mosher

  • Born: October 30, 1945
  • Died: March 18, 2016
  • Location: Moravia, Iowa

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1900 South 18th Street
Centerville, IA 52544
Tel. (641) 856-2000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Sharon Mosher, age 70 of Moravia, Iowa passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

She was born in Templeton, Iowa on October 30, 1945, the daughter of Leo Leonard and Irene Mary (Steffes) Ertz. Sharon graduated from Manilla High School in 1963. She was united in marriage to Richard Mosher on September 25, 1987 in Ankeny, Iowa.

Sharon held numerous jobs throughout her lifetime. Following training, she worked for a period of time as a respiratory therapist in Perry, Iowa. She also worked for the Perry, Iowa Airport for a brief period time. It was at this point in her life that she achieved her pilot's license.

Holding true to her love of all animals, Sharon owned and operated a dog grooming business for approximately five years. Later in life, she was employed at the Monroe County Law Center in Albia, Iowa as a jailer. Sharon also spent twelve years of her life as a first responder and volunteer firefighter with the Melrose Fire Department.

Sharon believed in living life to the fullest. She possessed many passions and hobbies throughout her lifetime. She enjoyed riding motorcycles. Sharon also enjoyed painting rocks. She even parachuted out of an airplane, three times.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Mosher of Moravia, Iowa; two children, Sandy (Scott) Koenen of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Dennis (Terra) Onken of Naperville, Illinois; four grandchildren, Alex and Joey Koenen, Dennis and Diana Onken; three brothers, Allan (Carol) Ertz of Des Moines, Iowa, Norman (Renae) Ertz of Denison, Iowa, and Brian (Michele) Ertz of Manilla, Iowa; and two sisters, Joleen Sievertsen of Manilla, Iowa, and Elaine (Ron) Johnson of Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Lange Funeral Home, 103 N. John St., Moravia, Iowa, with Pastor Dennis Doud officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Zion Cemetery near Chariton, Iowa. A visitation will take place on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Lange Funeral Home in Moravia, with the family greeting friends from 6-8 PM. Memorials have been established to either the Animal Rescue League of Des Moines or to the Melrose Fire Department and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Lange Funeral Home & Crematory in Moravia has been entrusted with caring for the family. Condolences may be shared online at


Condolence & Memory Journal

We were so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your mom, Dennis. We have your entire family in our thoughts and prayers. May her memory comfort you.

Posted by Jim and Kim - IL   March 23, 2016


Sandy so sorry to hear about your mom. I remember her from being in Perry and always enjoyed visiting with her. She was a great person. It was a shock when I heard that she had passed. I want you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and Prayers..

Posted by Willa Philpott - Urbandale, IA - Friend   March 21, 2016

I am very sorry for your loss. Please take care.

Posted by Martha Wilson Stetzel - Perry, IA - Acquaintance   March 21, 2016


Rich, we share your loss of an amazing woman. Sharon gave of herself without ever asking anything in return. Her love of life was contagious, her laughter was heart warming and her love for you, family and friends was deeply felt. we will miss Sharon's friendship everyday.

Posted by Kathy Overton - Melrose, IA - Friend   March 20, 2016

So sorry to hear of her passing. I loved to hear the stories from Scott and Sandy of the boys coming down to visit them. I'm glad you made it back to the country.
Take Care
Dave & David

Posted by Dave Ellison - Des Moines, IA - Friend   March 20, 2016

Rich, so sorry for Sharon's passing. She was a special part of the extended Mosher family. We will miss her smile at the June reunion.

Posted by Lila Mosher Kelly - Des Moines, Ia, IA - Family   March 19, 2016

We are so sad to hear of Sharon's passing. We first met Sharon when my brother married Elaine, my dear sister-in-law. Prayers for your family as you say your goodbyes. God bless..

Posted by Debbie and Tom Engler - Horseshoe Bay, TX - Friend   March 19, 2016


Aunt Sharon you will be loved and missed! May god bless you in your new adventure in life.

Posted by Branden Carlson - JBER, AK - Family   March 19, 2016


Rich, I am very sorry to hear this news of Sharon passing. You and all of your families are in our thoughts and prayers. She will be catching those fish in heaven.

Posted by Max Cox - Albia, IA - Friend   March 18, 2016