July 28, 1939 – May 8, 2017
A funeral service for Sharon Cusick, 77, of Spirit Lake, was held Saturday, May 13, at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Interment was Monday, May 15, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. Sharon Cusick was born July 28, 1939, in Clay County, the daughter of Dana and Charlotte (Campbell) Devitt. She was raised and educated in Spirit Lake, graduating from Spirit Lake High School in 1957. She enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1958, serving until receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1960. Sharon was united in marriage to Howard Cusick on Nov. 11, 1959, in Spirit Lake.
The couple made their home at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland; Anchorage, Alaska; Belleville, Illinois; Redlands, California and Arlington, South Dakota. Sharon made Spirit Lake her home in 2005. Following her time in the Air Force, Sharon worked as a seamstress and caregiver. She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, gardening, traveling and fishing. She was very patriotic, loved to go on long rides and listening to music. Sharon gave of herself and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Most of all, she loved God and her family. Sharon passed away Monday, May 8, 2017, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake at 77 years of age. She is survived by her children: Sherry Viernes and her husband Michael; Louis Cusick and his wife, Victoria; grandson Kenneth Viernes; sister Barbara Worth-hanai; brother-in-law, Joseph Cusick; nephews Ron Brown, Dennis Wallace and Mark Wallace; nieces, Kristi Cooper and Bonnie Gross-hanai; many friends and extended family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Cusick; her parents, Dana and Charlotte Devitt; sister, Ann Wallace and brother-in-law, Dean Wallace.
Turner Jenness Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.