Sharon Kaye Briesemeister, 75, of Fairfax, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017,
at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, with her family present, after a brief illness. Funeral services: 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at Salem United Methodist Church, Cedar Rapids, with visitation beginning at 11
a.m. Burial: Grandview Cemetery, Fayette, following the funeral service. Services with Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids.
She is survived by her husband, Gary; children, Brian (Lisa) Briesemeister, Loreen (Jim) VanHook and Eric (LeAnn) Briesemeister; grandchildren, Terry, Sarah, Brian Jr., Aaron, Kyle, Emily, Michael, Josef and Alex; and great-grandchildren, Emma, Ben and Campbell.
Kaye, as she was better known, was born in Oelwein, Iowa, to Edward and Corrine (Cutshall) Campbell, and raised in Fayette, Iowa. Upon graduating from Fayette High School in 1960, she attended Waterloo Business College and became an executive secretary, working at Upper Iowa University. She married Gary Briesemeister on June 16, 1962, and together they had three children.
Kaye worked as an executive secretary until her first child was born, and then devoted her life to her children for several years. As they grew up, she returned to her occupation for several different employers for a number of years. Kaye then devoted her life to her husband and grandchildren. She loved playing the piano, playing bridge, camping, going to Texas for the warm weather to escape the cold Iowa winters, and antiques.
She will be sorely missed by her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Gary Campbell.
A very special thank-you to St. Luke's Emergency staff and UIHC Palliative Care Unit for outstanding care and help.
Please share your support and memories with Kaye's family on her tribute wall at www.stewartbaxter.com under obituaries.