Burkeland, Sharon (Coffin)
CONYERS, GA – Sharon (Coffin) Burkeland was born February 24, 1947 to Howard and Madonna (Hampton) Coffin in Milford, DE. She passed away on January 30, 2022 in Georgia following a long series of illnesses.
Sharon attended school at St John’s of Prairie du Chien and St Mary’s of Bloomington, WI. She graduated from Bloomington HS in 1965 and attended both UW/Platteville and UW/Whitewater. In August 1986, she married Jerome Burkeland and they relocated to Vancouver, WA then Madison, WI and finally to the Atlanta area where they remained until Sharon’s death. Life sent Sharon many challenges but she fought her way through them. Family members cannot recall ever hearing her complain whether the subject was illness or any of three serious car accidents.
Survivors include: JC Burkeland (spouse), daughter, Amber (Tracy) Freeman and Colton, grandson. Other family survivors are Jim and Kathy (Johnson) Coffin, Ginger (John) Reed and Kristen Coffin-Ranta, as well as a large extended family of cousins and in-laws plus many friends across the US.
Memorial services and interment will be in Bloomington, WI in the spring of this year. Details are pending.
Published by Madison.com on Feb. 12, 2022.