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Sharon L. Duram

December 15, 1934 — September 20, 2023

Sharon L. Duram, 88, of South Bend, Indiana died peacefully on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 in her home surrounded by loved ones.

Sharon was born December 15, 1934 to Frederick and Estella Wolff in Walkerton, Indiana and was a lifelong resident of the Marshall County and St. Joseph County area. Sharon graduated from Plymouth High School in 1953. On February 14, 1954, she married Ralph Duram who passed away in November 2008. Sharon will be missed greatly by her family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters; Lori Lynn (Gary) Miller of Plymouth, Indiana and Lisa Ann Switzer of South Bend, Indiana; three grandchildren, Heather (David) Johnson, Howard Berkeypile, Lindsay (Nicholas) Noble; 9 great-grandchildren, Elizabeth (Brendan), Michael, Ira, Maggie, Chelsea, Aalyah, Phoenix, Olivia, Dawson; 8 great-great-grandchildren, Jeffrey, Charlie, Howard, Adeline, Silas, Jackson, Hazel, and Ophelia. Sharon is also survived by her two sisters; Jeanne (Charles) Graham and Martha Moore; one brother-in-law, James Smith and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Sharon’s family was her life and meant everything to her. Sharon was of the Lutheran faith.She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Frederick and Estella; husband, Ralph; brother, Neil Wolff; sister, Phyllis Smith; great grandchild, Zoe Spears.

Sharon was employed as a secretary at the University of Notre Dame for 36 years, retiring in she served as a secretary for the Department of Physics from 1965 to 1973. She left the University to follow her husband’s career and then returned to the University. She was a secretary for the Department of Finance in the Mendoza College of Business from 1982 until retirement.

Visitation will take place Friday, September 29, 2023 from 11a.m. to 1p.m. at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth. Funeral services to immediately follow.Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Plymouth, Indiana.In remembrance of Sharon’s life, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Pl, Mishawaka, IN 46545.
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