Sharon (Kobusch) Blaser

Born in Waukon, IA
Born on Aug 2, 1942
Departed on Nov 26, 2018

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Sharon Marie (Kobusch) Blaser, 76, of Cedar Rapids, died peacefully at home on November 26, 2018. A visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 pm on Friday November 30, 2018 with a rosary beginning at 4:00 pm, at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories Stateroom, 4200 First Ave NE, Cedar Rapids.  A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM, with visitation one hour prior to service, at St Matthew’s Catholic Church, 2310 First Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids.  Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Sharon was born August 2, 1942, in Waukon, Iowa, the eldest of five children, to Clem and Jeanne (Delaney) Byrnes. Sharon graduated from St. Patrick High School in Waukon, and then attended Ottumwa Heights College.   

She married Robert Kobusch on October 12, 1963.  Together they raised seven children, until his death in 1999. Sharon was a homemaker for many years, a job she considered most rewarding, and later worked at St. Lukes, and PCI.  She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, playing cards, gardening, canning and baking.  Sharon married Robert Blaser in 2007, and together they shared 11 wonderful years.

Sharon was a devoted wife, loving mother, and beloved grandmother. She was very devoted to her faith and a member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church for 55 years. Sharon will be remembered for her love of life, generosity, and friendship, qualities which will be deeply missed by her family and friends.  

Sharon is survived by her husband Robert Blaser; seven children, Lisa (Doug) Sawyer, Robb Kobusch, Mike (Cindy) Kobusch, Chris Kobusch, Kelly (Brad) Schoeberl, Andy (Emily) Kobusch and Sara (Steve) Patton; 13 grandchildren; siblings, Noreen (Vince) Koch, Jim (Pat) Byrnes, Dale (Celeste) Byrnes and Connie (Mitch) Harmsen, and extended family.  She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Robert Kobusch; and grandson Quinn.

Memorials may be directed in Sharon’s name to St Matthew’s Catholic Church, Catholic Worker House, or Catholic Charities.