Sharon E. Heitkemper, 68, of Menominee, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Bay Area Medical Center.  Sharon Elizabeth Peterson was born on February 16, 1949, in Menominee to the late Ralph and Damia (Heider) Peterson.  
   On July 29, 1967, Sharon married Gene Paul Heitkemper in Milwaukee, Wis. Gene preceded her in death on March 9, 2004.  Sharon worked as a site supervisor for Leinike Security for 16 years, retiring in 2011. She was a fun loving, warm, generous person. When her eyebrow went up or she was wearing her uniform she meant business.  She could always be depended on for a warm meal.  She loved her grandchildren and helped raise them.  Sharon loved driving fast in her Crown Victoria.
Survivors include her daughters: Michelle (Amir) Lewis of Marinette, Wis., and Paula Francour of Menominee, Mich.; three grandchildren: Kyanna, Tristan and Maranda; a brother, Ralph “Eddie” Peterson of Menominee; and a sister, Laurie (Alan) Smith. Sharon was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Steve Francour; and sister-in-law, Suzanne Peterson.
Family will receive friends at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home in Stephenson, Mich., on Friday November 10, 2017, after 11 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 2 p.m., with Pastor Andrew Stonina officiating.  
Burial will follow in Birch Creek Cemetery.  
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