Sharon Jane Mixdorf was born on June 6, 1962, in Marshfield, Wisconsin, the daughter of Stanley and Joan (Welch) Fait. She graduated from Marshfield Columbus High School in 1980. On May 30, 1992, Sharon was united in marriage to Eric Mixdorf in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Sharon lived in Marshfield, Waterloo, and Denver, Iowa and worked as a pet and dog groomer for 22 years, most recently at Brookside Veterinary Hospital in Cedar Falls. She was a member of the Bremer County Genealogical Society, Pet Pals, Iowa State Dutch Rabbit Club, Iowa State Rabbit Breeders Association, Collie Club of America, American English Spot Rabbit Club, and was a life member of the American Rabbit Breeders Association and the American Dutch Rabbit Club. Sharon was also the director of the Upper Midwest Dutch Rabbit Club, the secretary of the Waterloo Area Rabbit Breeders Association, and was the Rabbit Show Secretary at the National Cattle Congress Fair. She enjoyed reading, camping, swimming, canoeing, rabbit shows, and exotic animal swaps.
Sharon died at the age of 55 at her home on June 10, 2017, from complications of breast cancer. She was preceded in death by her father and her twin sister, Karen Gates. Sharon is survived by her husband, Eric of Denver; her mother Joan Fait of Marshfield, WI; five sisters, Nancy (Leon) LeClair of Two Rivers, WI, Linda (Dan) Neve of Marshfield, WI, Mary Lou (Rich) Volk of Arpin, WI, Patty (Jim) Shaw of Marshfield, WI, and Kathy (Tony) Kuhlka of Hewitt, WI; a brother, Michael (Gayle) Fait of Marshfield, WI; two sisters-in-law, Pat Bitel and Brenda (Patrick) Wellner; four brothers-in-law, Darrell Gates of Pittsville, WI, Richard (Kathy) Mixdorf, David (Rhonda) Mixdorf, and Brian (Esther) Mixdorf; and numerous nieces and nephews.