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Sharon (Maher) Garrigan

November 30, 1941 ~ December 18, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Sharon Garrigan Obituary

Sharon Garrigan, 82, of Bemidji, MN transitioned to her eternal home on December 18th, 2023, after complications of a stroke she suffered on December 14th, 2023. She was surrounded by the ones she laughed with, lived for, and loved, through her final moments at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo. She was the beloved wife of James (Dino) Garrigan for 63.5 years.

Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 23, 2023 at Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home, Bemidji. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Bemidji.

Sharon was born to Lloyd and Iona Maher on November 30, 1941, the youngest of four children in Bemidji. She grew up and attended elementary school in Redby, graduating from Red Lake High School in 1959. She met Dino, the love of her life, in 1953 when she was 12 and Dino was 13. They dated through high school and were married on June 17th, 1960. They soon after built their home and started their family in Redby where they lived until 1979 when they moved to Bemidji, MN. 

Sharon had a beautiful and loving soul. She blessed so many with her compassion and generosity. She was a pillar of strength and a rock to her family. She enjoyed spending her time cooking and baking for her loved ones and spending time with her family and friends at their lake place on Upper Red Lake, where she enjoyed bonfires and sunsets. She will be missed but there is comfort, peace, and joy knowing she is rejoicing in Heaven. 

Sharon is survived by her three sons Steve Garrigan, David Garrigan, Douglas (Carmen) Garrigan, and her daughter Anne Garrigan. Her grandchildren, Allison Garrigan (Quinton Lee), Tanner Garrigan, Anna Lussier (Brandon Jr.), Gabriella Garrigan (Aubrie Hickmon), Jim Garrigan (Lorelle), Nick Garrigan, David Dudley Sr. (Shayna); along with numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, and many friends. 

She was predeceased by her parents, Lloyd and Iona Maher (Workman), her sisters, Arlene (Norm) Weekly, Adele (Robert) Mulliken, Gloria (Clyde) Klosner. And her best furry friend, Bear. 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
December 23, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home
3330 Irvine Ave. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

Memorial Service
Saturday
December 23, 2023

11:00 AM
Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home
3330 Irvine Ave. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

Inurnment
Saturday
December 23, 2023

Greenwood Cemetery
Bemidji Ave.
Bemidji, MN 56601

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