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Sharon Motycka

Sharon Sue Motycka

December 31st, 1940 - April 4th, 2022

Sharon's Obituary

Sharon Sue Motycka, 81, of New Buffalo, MI, passed away in her home on Monday, April 4, 2022. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sommerfeld Chapel – 15 N. Barton St., New Buffalo, MI.

Sharon was born on December 31, 1940 in New Buffalo to the late Russell and Florence (Gable) James. She was a 1958 graduate of New Buffalo High School. Sharon also was owner and operator of family businesses and worked in sales and services. She was also a member of Water’s Edge United Methodist Church, and had a very generous spirit toward her family and friends and everyone she met. Sharon was an avid reader, enjoyed singing karaoke and dancing, playing cards and traveling. Her greatest joy was being “Nana” to all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Sharon is survived by her children – Deborah (Rodney) Craig of LaPorte, IN, Valerie (Chris Maroney) Motycka of New Buffalo and Anthony (Belinda) Motycka of New Buffalo; grandchildren – Brian, Toni, Mallory, Alexandra, Dillon, Morgan and Hope; great grandchildren – Aden, Abby, Cade and Ryli; sister – Barbara Bolton of Three Oaks; brothers – Raymond (Jean) James and Terry James both of New Buffalo; and many other extended family. She is preceded in death by sisters – Shirley Schroeder, Joanne Motycka and Judith Bohne; and brothers – Gordon, Dick and Larry James.

A Celebration of Life Memorial will take place at the New Buffalo American Legion Post #169 on Saturday, May 28, from 1:00-4:00pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Caring Circle Hospice or to the Water’s Edge United Methodist Church. Friends wishing to leave the family a message of condolence may do so at www.sommerfeldchapel.com

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