Sharon Mork

Sharon Mork


August 6, 1946 - August 29, 2022


Sharon Mork, 76, of Sioux Falls, SD, died Monday, August 29, 2022, at her home under hospice care. A memorial service will be 11:00 AM Monday, September 5, at The Point Is To Serve Church in Sioux Falls with food, refreshments, and fellowship to follow memorial servic. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Sharon Kay Mork beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister peacefully passed away in her home at the age of 76. She went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ early Monday morning after a five-month battle with cancer. Sharon was the child of loving parents Lawrance and Florence Browen and primarily grew up in Emery, SD, where her family enthusiastically attended the Baptist church, and she was the Emery High homecoming queen.

Upon high school graduation, she enrolled in Stewart’s School of Hairstyling in 1964 and finished at the top of her class. This was the beginning of a 58-year career in the hair business where she became an icon and a friend to all the people she met along the way. She spent 35 years with Hair by Stewart’s rising to VP of salon operations managing and mentoring stylists and salon managers in over 150 salons across the Midwest. In 1999 she started Agape Salon & Spa and continued to manage until the present time. Agape became her extended family and was always a place of love for Sharon, the stylists and the clients.

Spending time with her family was her favorite thing and cleaning was a close second, but she also loved to read, participate in Bible studies, play cards and games, and she loved looking at and taking care of her flowers. Coffee was her drink of choice, and you would rarely find her without a cup close by nor would you want to! Taking the little kids to the zoo or the fair was something she loved. She enjoyed taking the grandchildren (especially the granddaughters) shopping. She loved when Erin would take a nap with her head on grandma’s lap. She loved to play with Tatum’s beautiful hair. Attending and cheering for Gunnar and Dawson at all their sporting events made her so proud.                                 

Sharon was devoted to her family and is survived by her husband, her partner, her person, her love of 57 years, John; sons, Jason and Erik; grandchildren, Erin, Gunnar, Tatum, and Dawson; and great-grandchildren, Weston and Dylan. She is also survived by her sister, Shirley (David) Larson; brother, Jim (Becky) Browen; sister, Joy (Barry) Seifert; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.               

Sharon was predeceased by her parents, Lawrance and Florence (Bleeker) Browen, and her sister, Carolyn Jane (Darrell) Heringer. 

In Sharon’s own words this is what she would like you to know about her and remember her by:

“I grew up in a very Christin home.  I am certain I was introduced to God at a very early age.  I believed in Him and His Son, Jesus.  Somehow in my mind, I also believed a lie.  “Jesus Loves Me”, is probably the first song I ever learned to sing.  At what age I changed the words from “Jesus loves me this I know,” to “Jesus loves me when I am good,” I can’t say.  I didn’t understand that Jesus loves me because He is good and not because I can EVER be good enough!  Unraveling that lie took me well into adulthood.  When I needed Him most, Jesus met me, and I experienced His grace.  Today I have an intimate, personal relationship with Him, my LORD and Savior.  My life hasn’t been perfect, but I know where I am going.  Jeremiah 29:11 says it most succinctly, “I KNOW the plans I have for you, declare the LORD, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope”.  If you are sitting at my memorial service, you can KNOW I am in heaven with my LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ.   

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Samaritan’s Purse at:




Monday, September 5, 2022
11:00 AM
The Point Is To Serve Church
506 N Kiwanis Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Posted by Jason Mork on December 5, 2022
We are a little past 3 months without you mom, and one big holiday down.
I sure am wondering what Christmas will be like this year. Obviously you were the one who put so much time and energy into making our celebration and our tradition special!! We think about you always and there is no way to think about Christmas without thinking of you!!

If i focus on me and the rest of your family that are still here, I suppose Christmas is gonna seem a bit lonely and unusual, to say the least, for lack of the perfect word!

But I cannot help but think that, OF COURSE, Jesus has been with me my whole life and more than anyone, that is because of you! I know he was in your heart for most to all of your life too, but I am thinking Christmas in Heaven with Jesus right there is probably gonna be pretty different than Christmas with Jesus in your heart In South Dakota, and I really am not guessing. I have NO DOUBT that it is gonna be different in the best possible way and beautiful and amazing beyond my wildest dreams, but it wont be a dream for you this year mom))!!

Merry Christmas Mom, I LOVE YOU
Posted by Robert Piersa on September 10, 2022
Wow. What a blessing and inspiration you were Sharon to the cosmetology industry. Thank you. God bless you and your loved ones. You will be missed
Posted by Pam Walker on September 6, 2022
Sharon was truly a blessing and guiding light to so many of us. She will always be in my heart. Praise God that she was in our lives.
Posted by Dick Merkley on September 5, 2022
John and family, so sorry to hear of your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you. Remember the good times!
Posted by Tammy Julius on September 5, 2022
Sharon is a beautiful woman inside and out. She is an icon in the industry and I have a deep respect for her. Sending my condolences to all her loved ones.
Posted by Tammy Julius on September 5, 2022
Sharon is a beautiful woman inside and out. She is an icon in the industry and I have a deep respect for her. Sending my condolences to all her loved ones.
Posted by Shannon Larson on September 4, 2022
Prayers to the entire Mork Family. May memories bring you peace. You will see this beautiful woman again in Heaven.
Posted by Kris and Pete Pearson on September 4, 2022
Sharon Kay Mork, aka Mom, came into our lives when we were toddlers, and stayed for forever, bringing along her "person" John, sons Jason and Erik and extended family. She and Annie were pretty much inseparable, not only in the hair industry but in everyday life. Coffee, and more coffee, too many games of pinochle to count (who was going to outbid the other was always a guess), and the countless hours of conversation sitting on the deck at the lake. So many beautiful memories to treasure for a lifetime! She loved deeply and made sure everyone knew how important they were in her life. We will miss her so much, especially me, her "precious" as she always called me whether on the phone or in person. Rest well beautiful servant and thank you for being by our side all these years.
Posted by Bob & Carole Dubbelde on September 4, 2022
John we are so sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of the times we spent together in Sioux Falls. Sharon was special.
Posted by Chris Larson on September 4, 2022
Sharon was our neighbor In the country by Brandon. Her son Eric and family also loved by us all. Many awesome memories out there and we all found Sharon to be a genuinely loving, caring, happy person to
My kids and Erics. John was the same way and they made everyone feel loved as neighbors even when my son started an accident grass fire. The entire family is awesome and we loved Sharon and her family very much! She will be a blessing in heaven with her positive attitude and love for others. So sorry for everyone’s loss she was a one of a kind!
Posted by Sue Jacobs on September 4, 2022
John and family, we are sorry for your loss. Sharon exuded class, joy, and intentionality. Truly a lovely and loved person. And in her faith, we know she closed this chapter and is now in the presence of God. The joy we long for. May God’s peace and comfort be with you at this time.
Lord, thank you for allowing our paths to cross. I’m so grateful for your Love shown through your followers. Thank you for Sharon’s beautiful life and legacy. Thank you for your unfailing promises. We love You and thank You for her amazing life and witness. Please comfort John and Sharon’s whole family during this time, give them the comfort and peace only You can give. In Jesus’ precious name. Amen
Posted by Kay Stailey on September 3, 2022
Sharon was in my Bible Study, and so loved by all of us. We will miss her bright smile. May God bless you with his peace and comfort.
Posted by Eileen Tanke on September 3, 2022
John, so sorry for your loss.
Posted by Brenda Burns on September 3, 2022
To John and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. I always loved seeing
And visiting with Sharon at all of the Equitable Functions ! She always had a smile, she is loved
And will be missed by many.
Posted by Lizzy Anderson and Phil Anderson on September 2, 2022
Always will have a great memory in my mind and heart for Sharon! Such a beautiful person inside and out; even when Sioux Falls was growing she stood out from the crowd with her happy smile and kind way.
Posted by Karen Dunham on September 2, 2022
My thoughts and prayers to John, Eric and family. It was always great to see her in the salon!
Posted by Susan Reed on September 2, 2022
I cerainly understand why God wanted her to come home. She is lighting up the heavens just as she did here on earth. I miss her terriibly but know she is in a better place. My prayers are for comfort and peace for her family.
Posted by Peggy Schrank Munneke on September 1, 2022
If Sharon was an instructor at Stewart’s in Sioux Falls in 1971 she was there when I was going to school there. I started in September of 1971. She was so sweet. Your family has our sympathy.
Posted by Kent Terveen on September 1, 2022
Sharon was a good friend of mine and my wife Renee who looked up to her and followed her to Stewart's. We were high school classmates and went to Emery Baptist Church together. She was a bundle of fun to be around and we will all miss her wonderful joy of life. To her family, my sympathy for your loss but keep your best memories of her in your heart.
Posted by on September 1, 2022
I met Sharon in the later 1960s at Stewart's, she was always a light that shone the brightest. I enjoyed being her friend on Facebook, loved her coffee postings. RIP young lady. Cam Lind
Posted by Gary and Linda Croon on September 1, 2022
John, Erik and Dawson, our most heartfelt sympathies go out to you. We did not know Sharon but having had the privilege of getting to know you through our Grandson, Ty helps us feel that we DID know her. We send our prayers.
Posted by Jessica Burke on August 31, 2022
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by Linda Olson on August 31, 2022
Sharon is some who always made me feel special! I loved her family and boys Erick and Jason were truly loved by me . I was 9 years old and helped my Mom care for these sweet little guys ! She had a smile on her face all the time it made you feel her love . My Mom was encouraged by Sharon to follow her dream and at 35 years old in 1971-1972 she also went to Stewart’s School of Hairstyling then my Sister then my self we all have had very successful career s and Sharon was our inspiration. Love you smiling Angel enjoy Heavens Coffee you are going to be so missed❤️🙏♥️
Posted by John Stoltz on August 31, 2022
Sharon was a friend and she was a wonderful person. Always enjoyed seeing her and talking to her. We know she is now in Heaven and we pray for her family.
Posted by LINDALEE on August 31, 2022
Thank you Sharon, your gentleness, kindness compassion and love of everyone is your legacy
Posted by Susan Combs Vanderboom on August 31, 2022
I went to Stewart’s in 1967 and Sharon was my favorite instructor. She must have love led me too because she asked me to babysit her two little boys. I felt so special because she was such a wonderful person. 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️ for the family.
Posted by Marilyn Bommersbach on August 31, 2022
Sending love and prayers to the Mork and warmth radiated from Sharon and it landed on everyone in her circle.
I am proud to know the Morks...
Posted by Connie Miller on August 31, 2022
Sharon hired me to be a receptionist for Stewart Salons. It was a rewarding job for many years. She would always be smiling when she visited each salon I worked for.
Sympathy to her family, friends and all who had the privilege to know her.
Posted by Mariannette Kudrle on August 31, 2022
Sharon was my friend and my mentor from day one in my Cosmetology career. She was sweet- sincere- talented- and also tough- fun loving and inspiring to learn from. She forced me to learn toughness laced with tenderness in my management style. I loved our day long meetings- as I ALWAYS took away tidbits of wisdom that I could tuck away and use in my work as well as personal life. ( She also hosted the best 2 day Christmas parties!!)😊😍She was never shy about professing her love for her Lord and I can only imagine the joy she and He are experiencing right now. God Bless her memory ~ and May God bless her family as they struggle with this loss. I love you Sharon❤️
Posted by Melanee veach on August 31, 2022
I am so sorry for your families loss Sharon was a wonderful person she will be missed by so many. Always loved taking with her, and will always think of her blowing me a kiss and saying love ya as she would leave our store.
Posted by Vonda Lattin on August 31, 2022
My Aunt Sharon was all that an Aunt should be! She always made me feel loved and was so much fun to be with! As a little girl I always thought she was so fancy, and I still do! I always looked forward to her visits to AZ when she would come to see my mom. Aunt Sharon, give my mom and dad a hug for me! I know they were there to welcome you home! Uncle John, Jason and Eric I love you so much! XXOO
Posted by Vicki Bargstadt on August 31, 2022
So sorry to hear this Erik. Prayers to you and your family.
Posted by Colleen Elrod on August 31, 2022
Prayers for your family.
Posted by Pat Helgeland on August 31, 2022
I was so sorry to hear this. I've gotten to know Sharon over the past years as a client at her salon. Prayers for her family.
Posted by Marlene Bleeker Clark on August 31, 2022
As a young girl I knew my cousin Sharon had a lot of class! She was so pretty. When I stayed in her home I felt very loved and cared for. Her house was spotless! I am so sad for her loss so young and am praying for John and the whole family.
Posted by Lloyd Schrader on August 31, 2022
Prayers for Peace and Understanding Cherish the Memories.
Posted by Dawn Lambertz on August 31, 2022
Thinking of your whole family which includes Agape salon. She was truly an Angel in my life and will continue to be. 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕
Posted by Michelle Rice on August 31, 2022
The world will never be the same 😞She is our forever Angel watching over us 💜Love & prayers for comfort & peace John & family
Posted by Danielle Stoltz on August 31, 2022
Condolences, love, and light. Sharon was someone that made you feel loved & always was kind. I imagine she will be sincerely missed. Xo 😘
Posted by Sandra Hettinger on August 31, 2022
Sincere sympathy to the family, she was a wonderful woman and I am so grateful to have known her! Thinking of you all!
Posted by Marlin Sejnoha & Family on August 31, 2022
John, Eric and family - We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you and the family in our prayers. Thinking of you all
Posted by Dave Knutson on August 31, 2022
Erik, thinking about you and your family. Prayers all-around.
Posted by Rhonda Warren on August 31, 2022
John & family. So sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts and prayers
Posted by SHARON KRINGEN on August 31, 2022
Posted by Carol Henkel on August 31, 2022
My most sincerest condolences and prayers. She was an angel on earth for me! 🙏🏻😇
Posted by Donna Moss on August 30, 2022
My sincerest condolences to her family. Sharon was a unique one of a kind person. She wore her love for the LORD as badge of honor for all
Posted by Linda Ziegler on August 30, 2022
Sharon was an angel on earth. She will be dearly missed. Rest in Heavenly Peace my dear friend.
Posted by Pat Jacot on August 30, 2022
John & family, I am so sorry for your loss, I loved Sharon too, we shared a love for the Lord & she did my hair hair like no one else could. We always had “church” when she did my hair. So happy for her, so sad for those left behind…my thoughts & prayers are with all of you.
Posted by Matt Kiesow on August 30, 2022
Many prayers Morks. Thinking about you all.
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