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Sharon Rose Sekulich

June 28, 1937 — March 9, 2024

Harrisburg

Sharon Rose Sekulich, 86, of Harrisburg, passed away on March 9, 2024, at Asbury Health in Charlotte, NC.

Sharon was born June 28, 1937, in Charles City, Iowa, to the late Alan Toland and the late Wanda Toepfer. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, John Sekulich, Sr., as well as three infant children, Sheila, David, and Daniel.

Survivors include daughter Diana Mackintosh (Charles) of Summerfield, NC; son John Sekulich, Jr. of Rose Hill, NC; son Bradley Sekulich (Karen) of Harrisburg, NC; and son Michael Sekulich (Kimberly) of Raleigh, NC. Grandchildren Jessica (Barry), Allie, Nick, Dasha, Summer, Malina, and great-grandson Trey survive her. She is also survived by sisters Ada (Chuck) of FL, Star (Paul), Waivia, and brother Reo (Paulette) of upstate SC, and sister Mary of OK. Brothers Howard and Gary predeceased her, but she kept in touch with special in-laws, Jan and Joyce (IL) and Steve (FL), who survive, as well as many, many nieces and nephews.

Sharon was a partner in her husband's Harley-Davidson dealerships in West Allis and New Berlin, WI, from the early 1960s until selling the business in 1978, when they moved to Greenville, SC with Harley Davidson Motor Company. Relocating to North Carolina in the 80's, she continued her primary pursuit as a homemaker and parent, guiding her children to successful launches into the world.

Sharon loved to ride motorcycles with John at the helm. She was a lifetime member of the American Motorcycle Association. In their early years, she spent many pleasant weekends on poker runs and attending their local rider's club's hill climbs and countryside riding excursions. During their dealership years, she sold enough bikes to garner them a memorable trip to Hawaii.

Her principal focus was her family and she cherished being surrounded by them and with the love of her life, John. Sharon's next love was gardening and her roses were always the envy of all who lived nearby. In Princeton, NC, her roses were so noted that people used to drive by to see them. She was an avid reader who loved mysteries, and was devoted to her little dogs Susie and Chance.

Sharon loved music. Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Sr., Patsy Cline, and Dean Martin were lifelong favorites. Throughout her life, she attended Pentecostal and Baptist churches, enjoying their lively gospel music, which she often listened to throughout the day.

Sharon lived a long, full life and will be greatly missed by her family. Her last years were physically difficult, and we rejoice that she is now with the Lord. We look forward to seeing her again one day.

We wish to thank the outstanding staff of Asbury Health who looked after Sharon in her final days. Their care, concern, and kindness were above and beyond the call of duty.

There will be no services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memoriam to The Wounded Warrior Project or the Christian Broadcasting Network. 

Hartsell Funeral Home of Harrisburg is serving the Sekulich family.

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