Sharon Beisner, 79, of North Platte died suddenly at Great Plains Health on Friday, May 31, 2019.

Sharon was born March 10, 1940 to Bud and Cleo Leonhardt at Sutherland. She grew up in Paxton then moved to Sutherland where she attended high school, eventually earning her GED.

On Nov. 17, 1957, Sharon was united in marriage to Ronald Beisner in Sutherland. The couple made their home in North Platte and had three children. Sharon stayed home with the kids and when they were older, she went to work for Mid-West Office Supply.

Sharon later worked at Lincoln Elementary School and was there for 24 years, first as a teacher’s aide then the secretary for a long time and eventually she worked in the library. Sharon enjoyed being around the children and working at school.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and UMW Circle #1. Sharon was also a member and Past President of the Flatlander Car Club. She loved being outside in nature and watching birds and going on trips. Most importantly, Sharon loved her family.

She is survived by her husband, Ron, Sr. of North Platte; children, Ron, Jr. (Kathy) Beisner and Lisa McNeel, both of North Platte and Rick (Sally) Beisner of Cheyenne, Wyo.; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Jeri (Gary) Funk, of Sutherland; brothers, Doug (Debbie) Leonhardt of Lake Havasue, Ariz. and Donnie (Tammy) Leonhardt of Azle, Texas; and other family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bud and Cleo Leonhardt.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, June 4 at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church with their friend and chaplain, Gary Smith, doing the service. Burial will follow in the North Platte Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. with family greeting friends from 5-7 p.m. at Odean Colonial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.

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