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Sharon Elfritz

October 12, 2019
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Sharon Elfritz, 67, of Waterloo and formerly of Toledo, Iowa died Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home.

Sharon was born April 27, 1952 in Toledo, the daughter of Adolph and Violet Flowers Benda.

She married Terry L. Elfritz on October 6, 1984 at New Beginnings First Wesleyan Church in Waterloo.

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Sharon Elfritz

Sharon graduated from South Tama High School in 1970; received her LPN from Hawkeye Tech in 1973 and then her RN from Hawkeye Community College in 1989.

She was a registered nurse in Waterloo for 39 1/2 years. Sharon began her nursing career at Schoitz Hospital in 1974 as an LPN. In 1989, started as an RN at Covenant Medical Center, where she retired in April 2014.

She attended New Beginnings First Wesleyan Church.

Sharon was a member of the Panther Scholarship Club since 1990. She and Terry were big UNI Panther fans. They were season ticket holders for UNI football, men's & women's basketball, and volleyball. She enjoyed traveling any place with a beach; to New York City, and Las Vegas.

Survivors include her husband, Terry of Waterloo; two brothers Dennis Benda of Toledo and Bruce (Kitty) Benda of Marshalltown a sister Jacquelyn Benda Meeks of Toledo and a brother-in law Steve (Kay) Elfritz of Waterloo. She is also survived by a nephew Matthew (Emily) Elfritz of St. Paul, MN and five nieces: Rhiannon (CJ) Dall of Marshalltown, Keri (Ian) Davis of Waterloo, Kristen Elfritz of Waterloo, Kelsey (Karla) Elfritz of Waterloo and Katie Elfritz of Des Moines; and great-nephews Jackson & Owen Davis, and Maxwell Elfritz.

Sharon is preceded in death by her parents; parents-inl-aw, Charles "Chuck," and Dorothy Elfritz; and a brother-in-law, John Scott Meeks

Graveside Services: 11:00 AM, Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery, New Hartford with a procession leaving from the funeral home at 10:30 a.m.

Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 PM, Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo. The family requests those attending to wear their favorite team colors in Sharon's memory.

Memorials: to the Panther Scholarship Fund. Condolences may be left at



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