Sharon Renee Ellwein, 44, passed away Monday October 1, 2012 at Dougherty Hospice House, Sioux Falls, after a year-long battle with cancer.
Sharon was born December 6, 1967, in Philip, South Dakota, to Robert and Dianne (Deuchar) Anderson. She grew up on the Manila Ranch north of Midland, SD, and attended rural Plum Creek Elementary School. She graduated from Philip High School in 1986 and married Perry Brucklacher. Two sons were born to this marriage, Derek Paul and Dalles Craig. Sharon moved to Pierre and worked at the Sooper Dooper grocery store. The last 18 years she worked at Lynn’s Dakotamart, most recently as the general merchandise manager. On February 2, 2006, she married Shane Ellwein in Las Vegas.
Sharon helped with the blood drive every year while at Dakotamart. She organized the annual DCB Cornhole Tournament to honor of the Kudos Award in Dalles’s name at Philip High School. She loved fishing with Shane, camping, and backpacking in the Big Horns. She most enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and her two dogs, Rudy and Riley. The nieces and nephews loved visiting Auntie Sharon and she always had a treasure for them to take home. Sharon never thought twice about jumping in her car to go out of town for the weekend. She loved going to Deadwood, Las Vegas, Mexico, and Denver. She will be remembered for being a lively, fun, outgoing, and very courageous person. Her smile and laughter will be forever missed.
Survivors include her husband, Shane Ellwein, Ft. Pierre; son, Derek Brucklacher, Philip; parents Robert and Sandy (Fischer) Anderson, Hermosa; grandparents Vern and Carrol Foland, Philip; sisters Brenda (Andy) Binegar, Pierre; Carmen (Tom) Heier, Sioux Falls; Tracey (Brian) Paulsen, Spearfish; Krystl (Jared) Vermundson, Rapid City; brothers Craig (Dea) Anderson, Midland; David (Kellie) Fischer, Rapid City; step-sister Jody (Tyler) Rodriguez and children, San Antonio, TX; step-brother Toby Fischer and children, Missoula, MT; nieces and nephews, Laina Anderson; Kade and Keegan Binegar; Jessi, Shane (Cori), and Kelsey Heier; Kyle and Brook Paulsen; Lexus, Jaxon, and Alex Vermundson; Jersey Fischer Anderson; Kinzie, Landen, Logen, and Karsen Fischer; great-niece Sophie Meligan; parents-in-law Steven and Shirley Ellwein, Ft. Pierre, and Steve and Renee Wegener, Pierre; grandparents-in-law Phil and Lorraine Ellwein, Pierre, and Mary Hedman, Ft. Pierre; close friends Dee Temple, Mahryah Anderson, and Judie Brady; and numerous relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her son, Dalles Brucklacher; mother, Dianne Anderson; and grandparents Raymond and Mary Alice Deuchar.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to7:00 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2012, at Isburg Funeral Home in Pierre and one hour before services at the church Saturday morning.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 6, at Lutheran Memorial Church, 320 S. Prospect, in Pierre.
Graveside services to be 1:30 p.m. MST at the Philip Cemetery.
Arrangements have been placed in care of Isburg Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.isburgfuneralchapels.com