OBITUARY

Sharon Ann Nowak-Feese DeWaelsche

29 July, 19511 June, 2021
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Sharon’s adoptive parents Joseph and Leone Nowak raised Sharon and her four siblings in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to be hardworking and loving people. Sharon became a mom at a young age and exceled at motherhood like she did most things in her life. Sharon met her first husband James, when she was 14 and separated by his death in 1999. She became a hair stylist at 16 and started her own successful salon, Sharon’s Place, in her yearly 30's. She enjoyed becoming great at her craft and all the amazing friends she met along the way. In 1995, Sharon’s first and only grandson Cedric James Addie came along; he was the light of her life. In 2010, Sharon married her soulmate Leonard DeWaelsche; they enjoyed boating, cooking, gardening and birding. In 2011, Sharon had open-heart surgery and due to her health struggles, which included diabetes, dementia and heart failure, she retired in 2014. Late in her life, Sharon found her birth family and was reunited with one of her three birth siblings. Sharon was overjoyed and finally had answers to lifelong questions. Sharon embraced the experience with patience and love. Sharon is survived by husband; Len DeWaelsche of Belleville, daughter; Jaimee (Cedric) Addie of Ann Arbor, and grandson; Cedric James Addie of Royal Oak, sisters; Jean Olds, Patty Schornack, brother; John Nowak and Tony Warren. Nieces Dawn, Denise, Laura, Deanne, Jennifer, Kristen, Shannon, nephews; Allen, Christopher, Shawn, Robert, Jeffery, Steven and Bradly. Sharon is preceded in death by her first husband; James Feese, parents; Joseph and Leone Nowak, and siblings; Michael Nowak, Richard Warren and Ronald Warren and niece; Penny. A funeral mass will be Saturday, June 5, 2001 at 11:00 AM at St. Anthony Catholic Church (409 West Columbia Ave., Belleville, MI 48111) with visitation from 9:30 AM until the time of the service. Please visit www.muehligannarbor.com to leave the family your condolences.

Services

  • A Gathering of Family and Friends

    Saturday, 5 June , 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, 5 June , 2021

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Jaimee Addie

18 June 2021

When seeing the Blue Heron that visits my neighborhood all I think of is how much mom would love it and wished I could share it with her.

Jaimee Addie

8 June 2021

Remembering how she would call super early to tell me about the birds she was watching in her yard🕊

Mary Anita Naab

5 June 2021

My deepest condolences. I found Sharon when my hair was butchered by another salon...she made me feel beautiful again - inside and out ❤️ And continued to do so until she handed me to Rhonda. I will be forever indebted to her for sharing her time and talents with me. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Becky Lucas

4 June 2021

Sharon was an amazing mom & hair stylist! She did my hair for my wedding- it looked fabulous & I got a tone of compliments on it.
She will be missed dearly! My deepest condolences to Jamie and the rest of the family! Healing thoughts to get you through this difficult time! Hugs!

Jaimee Addie

4 June 2021

Gone but never forgotten

Marsha Addie

4 June 2021

OUR LIVES GO ON WITHOUT YOU BUT NOTHING IS THE SAME, WE HAVE TO HIDE OUR HEARTACHE WHEN SOMEONE SPEAKS YOUR NAME. SAD ARE THE HEARTS THAT LOVE YOU, SILENT ARE THE TEARS THAT FALL. LIVING HERE WITHOUT YOU IS THE HARDEST PART OF ALL. THE SPECIAL YEARS WILL NOT RETURN WHEN WE ARE ALL TOGETHER. BUT THE LOVE IN OUR HEARTS YOU WALK WITH US FOREVER. I WILL MISS ALL OUR GOOD TIMES TOGETHER….❤️❤️

Jaimee Addie

4 June 2021

She was my everything, I miss her so very much.

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