Sharon R. Tietz

August 3, 1937 - April 9, 2019


Sharon R. Tietz, age 81, of New Prague, died peacefully, surrounded by her family at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.  Sharon was born on August 3, 1937 in Montgomery, MN to Leonard and Elsie (Pollack) Simonette.  She attended Holy Redeemer Parochial School and graduated from Montgomery High School.  She married the love of her life, Daniel H. Tietz, on September 21, 1956 at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church.  The couple made their home in New Prague, where they raised their five children and Sharon thrived as a homemaker, noted for her cooking and wonderful baking abilities.  Her world revolved around children throughout her life and she provided daycare lovingly in her home for 37 years.  She was a member of a bible study group and a homemaker’s club.  She thoroughly enjoyed garage sales and loved playing cards.  Following her grandchildren’s activities filled her with joy as did camping trips spent with the family. She and Dan made many memories in their frequent travels.


Sharon is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Dan Tietz; children, Denise (Bruce) Rynda of New Prague, Dave (Pam) Tietz of New Prague, Dennis (Heather) Tietz of New Prague, Debbie Cobb of Oconomowoc, WI; daughter-in-law, Bobbie Tietz of Waterville; brothers, Dale Simonette of Chanhassan, Keith Simonette of Mankato; sister, June Hanson of Faribault; sisters-in-law, Lavina Harscher & Ellen Simonette-Giles; brother-in-law, Harold Parker; 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her sons, Duane “Dewey” and Dale in infancy; parents; step-father, Eddie Pavlicek; brothers, Wayne and David “Punky” Simonette; sisters, Audrey Brady and Lana Parker.


Memorial Funeral Service will be held Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lanesburgh with Pastor Henry Koch officiating.  Visitation will take place on Saturday from 5-8 PM at Bruzek Funeral Home and 2 hours prior to service, from noon – 2 PM at church.  Burial will occur at Friedens Lutheran Cemetery followed by lunch in the church hall.

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THANK TOU ALL!!!keep the memories. I’d like to know how many garage sales she went too and how many games of cards she played♠️♣️♦️♥️

Bill & Lynn Benson

God’s Blessings to her and to all family.

Dave Tietz

Thank you Bill and Lynn.

Win Cobb

I will forever cherish your kindness and love. Rest in peace dear Yaya.

Dave Tietz

Thank you Win.


Thanks win

Bud and Lois Halverson Ajo Arizona

Danny, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You and yours are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dave Tietz

Thank you for thinking of us Bud and Lois.

David & Brenda (Pederson) Larson

Our sincere sympathy to the Tietz family.

Dave Tietz

Thank you David and Brenda.

Vicki Benson

So very sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of visiting with her. What a beautiful, sweet woman…She always had that warm smile to share! May God be with all if you during this difficult time.

Dave Tietz

Thank you Vicki.

Ann Chromy

So sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers ❤

Dave Tietz

Thank you Ann.

Marcia and Detlef Gartzke

May you find comfort through Jesus Christ during this sad time. Our sincere sympathy to the Tietz family.

Dave Tietz

Thank you for thinking of us Marcia and Detlaf.

Bob & Paula McCue

To the dearest, kindest “other Mother” to our sons! We loved our CountryFest times as well as other camping trips, playing cards, and enjoying your bakery goods on Mondays! I sure hope Heaven enjoys your yodeling! Rest peacefully, sweetheart!

Dave Tietz

Thank you for every thing Bob and Paula

Mary and Bob Vanasek

Our sympathy to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob and Mary Vanasek

Dave Tietz

Thank you Bob and Mary.

Jake Tietz

I’m so sorry to hear about Sharon passing away. What a great lady she was! I have many memories of cards and BoJo’s resort! Prayers to the whole family during this difficult time.

Rebecca (Mirelez) Gladhill

What a wonderful lady I was blessed to know. Gracious, kind, always cheerful and loved her family. My prayers and the prayers of Dan and David Mirelez are with you during this difficult time. May God comfort and bring you peace.

Dave Tietz

Thank you Rebecca and family.

Barbara Droher Kline and John Kline

Sorry for your loss….

Heather Tietz

Thank you Barbara. She was special.

Brenda Gratz

Sharon was an amazing daycare provider for my children about 30 years ago. Such a beautiful lady with so much patience, love and kindness. My sympathy to the entire family during this difficult time.

Dave Tietz

Thank you Brenda.

jodi schoenecker

So sorry for your huge loss. Who didn’t love your DEAR Mother ! I will keep you all in my prayers.

Dave Tietz

Thank you Jodi.

Elizabeth Eaton

She raised a beautiful family with only one troublemaker! A Wonderful, warm, lovely lady, she will surely be missed. Sending the Tietz Family lots of love and comfort, so sorry for your loss.

Dave Tietz

Thank you Beth (from the troublemaker).

Bruce and Mary Stasney

Keeping the entire Tietz family close in heart and prayer during this difficult time. We are so very sorry for your loss.

Dave Tietz

Thank you Bruce and Mary.

Dave Tietz

Thank you Bruce and Mary

Tom & Sandy Eaton

She was one of a kind and will be greatly missed! Heaven gained a beautiful angel…

Dave Tietz

Thank you for everything Tom and Sandy.

Doug Tietz and Connie Priesz

Sending our sympathy and prayers for the loss of Sharon. We have many happy memories of good times that include Sharon.

Dave Tietz

Thank you Doug and Connie.

Dan Neutgens

So sorry for your family. Dan and Sue Neutgens

Dave Tietz

Thank you Dan and Sue.

Joni Tikalsky

Oh my gosh! Where would a person begin to leave “a note” Sharon was one heck of a lady with the biggest heart imaginable ! I loved playing cards with her, drinking beer or just visiting. She had a one way ticket to heaven

Dave Tietz

Thank you Joni.

Terry M Schneider

Our thoughts and prayers to your family!!

Dave Tietz

Thank you Terry.

Mary reedy

She was a beautiful Lady that will b greatly missed. My heart is so sad 4 the Tietz family. So very sorry 4 your terrible loss. Sending prayers and hugs 2 all.

Dave Tietz

Thank you Mary.

Terry and Pat

Sharon was one of the most lovely, friendly person we knew. We are so sorry to hear about her passing.

Nancy Tietz

We’ve been thinking of you and praying for the family since we heard Sharon was failing. She was a wonderful mother, grandma and caregiver. There are
many wonderful memories of such a special woman. Rest In Peace, Sharon.
Kenny and Nancy

Dave Tietz

Thank you Kenny and Nancy.

Denise (Nessy)

Each and every one of you that touched Ma’a life is amazing. We cherish your friendship and kind words. You have no idea how it helps comfort each and every one of us