Sharol Ann (Mrs. Ron) Wik, age 68 of Faribault, died on Friday, April 4, 2014 at Homestead Hospice House, Owatonna.
Sharol Ann was born October 27, 1945 to Ellwood and Mildred Carter of Osseo, WI, where she grew up and graduated as valedictorian from the Osseo High school in 1963. She attended the University in Eau Claire and also worked at the Osseo nursing home. She then moved to Minneapolis and attended the Minnesota Institute of Medical Technology and graduated in 1966 as a Lab and X-ray technician. It was while she was in Mpls. that she came to assurance of personal faith in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.
She married Ron Wik of Osseo in June of 1966. She then worked at the Waconia hospital while Ron was attending seminary in Minneapolis. Their daughter Sarah was born there in 1968.
They moved to Red Wing in 1969 where Ron began serving an Independent Lutheran congregation. Sharol began teaching piano students when they moved to Cannon Falls. She was a member of the MMTA. This music became her passion and ministry, which she continued until the last few weeks of her life. She taught students for 12 years in Cannon Falls. She continued teaching in the Borup/Ada, MN area for six years and then in Faribault for the last 27 years.
She was also church organist, choir and music director. She made every parsonage a home for her family and all others in the congregation and community. She loved working with the children at church and working with the women's groups throughout her years as serving as a Pastor's wife.
Sharol enjoyed beautiful things, especially dolls, and was an active member of the Lady Slipper Doll Club.
To her family she has been a wise and loving woman who always pointed the way to Jesus as the only way to live with joy and hope.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:
29 "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all."
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. NIV
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Pastor Ronald C. Wik of Faribault; daughter, Sarah (and Chad) Olstad and granddaughters Magdaline and JoAnna of Rochester; her mother, Mildred Carter of Osseo, WI; brother, Arlan (and Loretta) Carter of Fall Creek, WI; niece Robin (and Regan) Chapiesky of Chippewa Falls, WI.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ellwood Carter; nephew, Erik Carter; aunts, uncles and grandparents.
Memorial gifts may be directed to Bethel Ridge Church, Faribault, MN or Gideons International.
Funeral services were held at Bethel Ridge Church, Faribault on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Interment was at Osseo Cemetery, Osseo, WI on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.
Arrangements are being completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault. Visit boldtfuneralhome.com for information and guest book.