Sharon Fales

  • Born: March 28, 1965
  • Died: November 10, 2017
  • Location: Zeeland, Michigan

Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
Tel. (616) 772-2173

Tribute & Message From The Family

Sharon D Fales, age 52, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital.

Sharon was born in Grand Rapids to Jack and Mary (Burmania) Walburg and was the oldest of three children. She had a fond love for gardening and going on motorcycle rides with her husband. After graduating high school, she attended Hope College in Holland. She worked for many years at Providence Health Care in Zeeland and for the past few years at Holland Home. Sharon will be remembered as a bright, shining light to her family members and the elderly community which she lovingly served.

Sharon will be lovingly remembered by her husband of three years, Bill, her children from her first marriage, Jenna (Adam) Houghton and Allison Tooker and her stepchildren, Matthew, Madison, and Brianna Fales. Sharon will also be fondly remembered by her granddaughter, Brigitte Tooker, by her mother, Mary (Burmania) Walburg, and by her sisters Amy (Kipp) Bertke and Julie (Ryan) Visser. Sharon was preceded in death by her father, Jack Walburg.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S State St, Zeeland with Pastor Brad Langstreet officiating. The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 14, from 1:00-3:00 pm and from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The family would like to extend our gratitude to all the staff at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, specifically those on 5 North for their attentiveness and loving care. Memorial contributions may be made in Sharon's name to the American Cancer Society.


Condolence & Memory Journal

How I wish things could of ended better and differently.
A loving friend,
Love as always
Mary Edna

Posted by Mary Hinkle Hardy - MI - Friend   May 26, 2018

May you always be able to smile from silent memories, and new ones that are to be.
~~ A loving friend ~~

Posted by Just a Friend - Friend   February 26, 2018

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by A friend   February 06, 2018

Bill and Family you all have my sincere condolences and Sympathy may the Lord Bless you all in this very difficult time.

Posted by Steve Wright - Gun Lake, MI - Friend   November 15, 2017

Jenna and Ali, I'm so sorry for your loss. I will always remember how caring, kind and calm your mom could be... and such a good friend to all of the 'Zeeland Moms' in our Bible Study group. I will miss her.

Posted by Kelly Sall - Zeeland, MI   November 14, 2017

It was an honor to work side by side with Sharon for several years. Thinking of her family during this difficult time. She was loved and will be missed by many.

Posted by Beth Strick - Hudsonville, MI   November 14, 2017

Bill and Family. I did not have the pleasure of meeting Sharon but knew of her through her mother, Mary. My sympathies are with you and will continue to pray for your family.

Posted by Mary Jane Weir - Grand Rapids, MI   November 14, 2017

On behalf of West Michigan Drifters and the gang at Iron Motel (Baldwin Blessing) we are so sorry to hear of your loss.

Posted by Shelley Guy - Zeeland, MI   November 14, 2017


Bill, Family and Friends.....thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time in your lives, may soon your awesome memories ease the pain and grief of your loss... may Sharon soar with the angels and watch and guide you

Posted by Lorianne Brinkert - Keytesville, MO - Family Friend   November 13, 2017

I worked with Sharon for many years at Providence Healthcare. I always admired Sharon for her big heart and for being so helpful to everyone. You could always count on Sharon for anything. I was blessed in this life to call her friend and I will miss her. May the Lord bless you all in this time of loss.

Posted by Julie Hutton - Wyoming, MI   November 13, 2017


Bill & Family , Please accept my Sincere Condolences and Sympathy. May God Help you through this Difficult time.. Much Love Bill <3 bonnie>

Posted by Bonnie Wright - Hopkins, MI - Family Friend   November 12, 2017

Bill & Family , My Deepest Sympathy on the loss of your Loved one. May God Comfort you at this Difficult time , Love You Bill <3>

Posted by Bonnie Wright - Hopkins, MI - Family Friend   November 12, 2017

Please accept my sincere condolences, May the love of family and friends comfort you through your grief and days ahead, let loving memories of Sharon warm your heart, Isaiah 6:1,2 "God binds up the brokenhearted and comforts all who mourn."

Posted by T Hines - Chicago, IL   November 12, 2017

Bill I'm so sorry for your loss.stay strong my friend.
Tom Moran

Posted by Tom Moran - Otsego, MI - Friend   November 12, 2017

Bill, I am so sorry for your loss. You filled Sharon's life with joy and compassion. Your children as well. Please know that I will be lifting you, the children, Mary, Alleigh and her siblings as well as Bridgett in prayer. Please accept my condolence. Much love to you and yours. Cathy A. Miller (Essenburg)

Posted by Cathy Miller - Zeeland, MI - Friend   November 12, 2017

Bill, I am so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you often.

With much love, your cousin, Rinda.

Posted by Rinda Jordan - Richardson, TX - Family   November 12, 2017


Please accept our condolences and sympathy as you and your family morn the loss of your mom. May the peace of the Lord be with each of you during this time.

Dwayne and Dawn Houghton

Posted by Dwayne and Dawn Houghton - Belmont, MI   November 12, 2017

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