Sharon Ann Nolan, 76, of Rochester, MN, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Hospital. Sharon was born May 9, 1943 in Prairie du Chien, WI to Dorothy (Woods) and Francis “Ding” Smith. She attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1961. Sharon married Gene M. Nolan on October 21, 1961 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Prairie du Chien. Sharon and Gene lived in southwest WI before settling in Rochester, MN in 1969. Sharon was an avid reader, especially religious and political content. She loved tending to her flowers, listening to music, had a lifetime love of boating on the Mississippi river, and enjoyed evening happy hours with her husband. Sharon’s love for her family was as big as her love for the Lord. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Gene, her son Kevin (partner Vicki) , daughter Patti (husband Paul), daughter Bridget (husband Scott), her 2 grandchildren, Connor and Abby, who were the apple of her eye, her beloved siblings (Patty, Peg, Larry, Tom, and Lori), and a gaggle of adored nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, October 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Gabriel’s Church of the Holy Family Parish, Msgr. Charles Stoetzel officiating, with burial in the Calvary Cemetery both in Prairie du Chien. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of Mass. The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien is assisting the family. www.garrityfuneralhome.com