Cover photo for Sharon Walgren's Obituary
1931 Sharon 2024

Sharon Walgren

May 7, 1931 — May 24, 2024


Sharon Lucille Walgren was born May 7, 1931 in Edgar, NE to Clair and Ted Voorhees.  At the age of 6 the family set up a new household in Wauneta, NE where Ted started the Federal Land Bank.  Sharon grew up and attended school in Wauneta graduating from Wauneta High School in 1949.  She dated her High School sweetheart throughout their high school years.  

Upon graduating, Sharon went on to attend the University of Nebraska Lincoln majoring in music.  She studied for 2 years until deciding to return to Wauneta to marry her high school sweetheart, Robert Walgren on November 11, 1951.  The newly wed couple moved to San Diego where Robert enlisted in the Navy.  To this Union, boys Rex and Scott were born in San Diego, CA.  

Returning to Wauneta, after 3 years of service, the couple started their careers in the grocery business building Walgrens Grocery, a staple of the community.  Sharon taught music for 1 year at Wauneta High School.  She sang for many weddings and funerals throughout the years and was the choir director for Wauneta Global Methodist Church for over 50 years.  Her hobbies included playing bridge, singing, poker, and visiting with friends and family.  

Sharon is survived by  her sons, Rex (Kathy) Scott (Karen); grandchildren, Jaime (Jason) Weiss, Jeremy (Crystal) Walgren, Raenelle (Chris) Thoms, Michael and Daniel Gardner, Renae Watkins; Carson (Jenna) and Chris (Mandy) Watt; 15 great grandchildren, Jaysek, Jensyn, Weston, Jaylea, Molly, Payton, Cash, Ashton, Brylee, Camden, Libby, Kenzie, Charlie and Karson Dean Watt, and Braxton Bradbury; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sharon was preceded in death by her loving husband of 73 years, Robert; her parents; sister, Marilyn; daughter-in-law Diane Walgren; and granddaughter, Katie Watt-Bradbury.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 28 from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M (MT) at Liewer Funeral Home in Wauneta 

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 29 at 10:30 A.M. (MT) at Wauneta Global Methodist Church with Rev. Brian Loy officiating.  

Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Wauneta, Nebraska.  

Memorial Contributions may be made to Wauneta Global Methodist Church or the Wauneta Senior Center 

Online condolences may be sent to the family at 

Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta entrusted with arrangements
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Service Schedule

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Mountain time)

Wauneta Global Methodist Church

162 W. Wichita Street, Wauneta, NE 69045

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