Sharon Orttel

Sharon Orttel, 62, of Blaine, died May 9, 2012 at Unity Hospital in Fridley.

Sharon Lea Orttel was born Feb. 1, 1950 in Minneapolis to Kenneth and Jeanette (Dahlberg) Poff. She was raised in Minneapolis and graduated from Patrick Henry High School. Sharon married Dale Orttel on June 28, 1969 in Minneapolis. They lived in Minneapolis for eight years and then they moved to Blaine. Sharon loved painting and doing crafts of all kinds. She was a “collector” and enjoyed going to garage sales.

Sharon is survived by her husband, Dale of Blaine; 3 children, Chris Orttel of Blaine, Niki (Nathan) Struthers of Coon Rapids, Kari (Chris) Schaffer of Andover; 2 grandchildren; mother, Jeanette Poff of Forest Lake; 1 sister, Pam Gunderson of Ham Lake; and by many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel with Pastor Aaron Gavin officiating. A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 14 also at Strike Funeral Home. The pallbearers are Doug Nelson, Don and Chris Orttel, Kevin Poff, Chris Schaffer and Nate Struthers. Interment is in Isanti Union Cemetery.