Sharon Lee Gill


Sharon Lee Gill, Age 72 formerly of Duluth MN passed away on June 2, 2022. She was born on June 24, 1949 in Grand Rapids MN to John and DeLaine Shea.

Sharon was born without the use of her eyes but that didn’t stop her from learning and being an adventuress in all she applied herself to do. Her family expected her to learn and become an independent person.

Sharon was 3 years old when she received her first children’s toy piano to learn to play. She had a love of music. She played the piano and the accordion. She played in the country show in Aurora for many years with her uncle as the guitarist and also with her husband Ed who loved to sing. She also donated her time after retiring to the Essential Health Cancer Center. She would play the piano 2 to 3 times per week. She was also very active as a pianist for the Elim Church. She loved her time with the congregation at the church.

When Sharon was about 5 years old her family moved to Oregon. While growing up she went to school at the Oregon School for the Blind. When she was a sophomore in high school she returned to her home in Riddle where she attended the Riddle High School and graduated in 1968. She then moved to Duluth MN to further her education and receive job training. She began her education at the Lighthouse. She also received training to become a medical transcriptionist. She worked as a medical transcriptionist for 28 years.

Sharon is preceded in death by her husband Ed Gill, brothers-in-law Michael Gill and Jerry Gill, sister in law Joann Polzin, parents John & DeLaine Shea, and brother Pat Shea.

Sharon is survived by her Aunt Eunice Plagemann, Rick (Deb) Gill, Lynn Gill, Sandy Gill, Kim Shea and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Services will be held on July 30th at 11:00 am at: Maple Hill Cemetery 12057 Hwy 169, Hibbing MN 55746.

Celebration of life will be held at approximately 12:30 pm at: Valentini’s, 31 W Lake St. Chisholm MN 55719.

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