Sharon Dietz, 62, of Hendersonville, N.C., passed away Tuesday morning, March 25, 2014, surrounded by her loving family and closest friends. She will be welcomed by her father, Henry Still, and the love of her life, Lowell Stockstill. She is dearly loved and will be missed by her daughter Tiffany Dietz and granddaughter Kristen Kuhtic, of Kalamazoo, MI; mother Anne Still and sister Nancy Still, of Valparaiso, IN; brother Dennis Still and his wife Rita of Oxford, MD; and dear friends Mary Cox and Kevin Yoders, both of Hendersonville.
Having light she passed it on to others. Sharon received her Bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois and her MBA from Wright State University. She then spent 14 years at Wittenberg University as a professor and ultimately Associate Provost but also as a mentor and friend to so many–sharing her passion for education with the students for whom she cared so much. Sharonís whole life was guided by her nurturing spirit and the lines between her professional and personal life were often blurred. A native of Valparaiso, IN, she moved to Hendersonville 14 years ago to live in the mountains she loved. True to herself, she spent the last 14 years at Twenty-Three, Inc., an information technology consulting firm in Hendersonville, where she enabled colleges to serve their students as well as she served her own at Wittenberg. She was a beautiful person with a beautiful spirit who loved gardening, painting, developing her many artistic talents, spoiling her furry babies and, most of all, being a wonderful grandmother. She was a strong woman with a quick wit, great sense of humor and was admired by many for her wisdom and advice. She enriched the lives of all who knew her, especially the few who weren’t actually born to her, but still lucky enough to call her “Mom.î
As Sharon would like you to remember, ìHow lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.î― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh. In lieu of flowers, Sharonís wish is that you share her love for all animals by donating to Full Moon Wolfdog Sanctuary, Attn. Nancy Brown, PO BOX 1374, Black Mountain, NC 28711 or online at www.fullmoonfarm.org.
Sharon was a long time colleague and an even longer term friend. We feel that the Business Dept. and Wittenberg University are better because of her contributions. Our prayers and sincere condolences go out to Tiffany and Kristen.
When I was struggling through accounting at Wittenberg, Sharon met me every day during her lunch break to help. She often met me after I got off work too.She was totally selfless. What a wonderful woman. I have often thought of her fondly. I am so, so sorry for your your loss.
Sharon was a wonderful colleague, and I always enjoyed working with her. She was a true professional, but one who brought a caring attitude to all her tasks.
I am fortunate to have known Sharon at Wittenberg as well as attending her class so many years ago. I have thought of her and Mary Cox often of the good times we spent back in the day. Sharon’s kind heart and compassion for others is what I’ll remember most. May she rest in Peace.
I have many fond memories of working with Sharon at Wittenberg. I’m so sorry to hear of her death, but am confident that Lowell was there to great her.
Sharon was one of the most positive persons I have known. I regret that we have not been in contact since she left Wittenberg, but she was a blessing for us here and we send our sincere condolences to her family!!
I’m blessed to have had the chance to get to know Sharon during Lowell’s battle with cancer. She was a vibrant, caring, and wonderful woman. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.
It is with a heavy heart that I send my condolences to Sharon’s family and friends. I have so many wonderful memories of her that I will always hold in my heart. Sharon gives her all in everything that she does, and has left an incredible legacy of love behind in the hearts of many.
Sharon was a strong influence on me as a young professional at Wittenberg. I always think of her when I see the stained glass piece she created for the dedication of Hollenbeck Hall. She had many talents, was incredibly dedicated to her work, and always kept and open heart and mind.
Knew Sharon from Conn-Artist studio,she was a wonderful artist and loved Connie’s dog Zach, Sharon would paint with the right hand and pet the dog with her left. She will be missed by all that knew her.