Sharon M. (Poturalski) Benge

Born: Mon., Jan. 21, 1952
Died: Mon., Apr. 7, 2014


3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 09, 2014
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

Thu., Apr. 10, 2014
Location: Providence St. Patrick's Church


9:00 AM to 9:15 AM, Thu., Apr. 10, 2014
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

Prayer Service

9:15 AM to 9:15 AM, Thu., Apr. 10, 2014
Location: W.K. Sujkowski

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Sharon M. Benge (Poturalski) of Bowling Green, OH, 62, passed away unexpectedly on Monday April 7, 2014. Sharon was born January 21, 1952 to Daniel and Christine Poturalski.
   A wife to Joseph Benge (married January 30, 1970) and a mother to Amy (Mark) Bell, Dawn (Christopher) Gillard, and Todd (Shannon) Benge.  Grandmother to 7 wonderful grandchildren Dakota Bell, Stephanie Bell, Gavin Gillard, Sydney Gillard, Tucker Benge, Violet Benge, and Cooper Benge. Sharon loved spending time with her family and friends, playing bingo, and going to the casino.  She also enjoyed entertaining friends and family during the holidays. Prior to working for The Kennedy Organization for over 25 years, she was a stay at home mom who was involved in all of her children's activities.
   She is survived by husband Joseph Benge, 3 children, and 7 grandchildren. She is also survived by her mother Christine Poturalski (Malak), sister Linda (Rick) Szymanowski, brother Allan (Kristin) Poturalski and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her father Daniel Poturalski.
   Family and friends may visit at the W.K. Sujkowski and Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. Toledo, OH 43615 on Wednesday April 9th from 3-8 P.M. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday where friends and family will be received in the funeral home at 9:00 A.M. with a prayer service at 9:15 A.M. followed by a Mass of Chrisitian Burial at 10:30 A.M. at the Providence St. Patrick’s Church in Grand Rapids, Ohio. Interment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens.


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Stephanie Bell
   Posted Tue April 08, 2014
Love you Grandma... I will miss you. Thank you for everything you every did for me.

Barry Cox
   Posted Tue April 08, 2014
I am very sorry for your loss. You are all of you in my prayers.

Sandy Pirwitz
   Posted Tue April 08, 2014
Sharon, my sincerest condolences to you, your husband and the rest of your family. So much harder to understand when they leave at such a young age. Many of us BNI people will be out of town for the next several days, or we'd be there to offer any help we could.

Sandy Harden
   Posted Tue April 08, 2014
Please accept my condolences. I am so sorry for your loss.
Sandy Harden (Kristy Harden Barrett's Mom)

Linda Graham
   Posted Tue April 08, 2014
Dear Mr. Benge, Amy, Dawn and Todd,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. Sharon holds a special place in my heart. Her friendship and support during my teaching career at St. Jude's and afterwards will never be forgotten. I will always remember the fun times at the church festival and other functions. May you be comforted knowing that she is rejoicing in Heaven with Our Lord and Savior Jesus. May He bring comfort and strength to all of you during this difficult time.
(((HUGS!)) and God Bless Miss Graham

   Posted Tue April 08, 2014
Todd, Shannon, Joe, Amy and yours and Dawn and heart is broken for you. I am thinking of all of you and remembering what a delight Sharon was. Myrtle Beach trips, Christmas one year for an invite in BG, which of course, as always was Sharon entertaining and wonderful. Keeping all of you close to my heart. God speed to Sharon and much love to those she left behind. She was energy in motion and I will miss her.

Robert Scanlan
   Posted Wed April 09, 2014

TRADITION AND SPLENDOR was sent by Allegis Corporation.

We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Your Allegis Family

Ginny Madden
   Posted Wed April 09, 2014
My heartfelt prayers and sympathies go out to the entire family. It is such a
shock for us all. I feel so blessed to have known Sharon and able to spend many fun family times together. She was so much fun and I will miss her.
I will hold her and the memories in my heart.
God Bless you all!

The Gedert Family
   Posted Wed April 09, 2014
Please accept our heart felt condolences. We were very shocked to hear of Sharon's passing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Kent and Barbara Bradford
   Posted Wed April 09, 2014
Our prayers and thoughts are with Sharon and her family Our sympathy to the family She will be missed What a wonderful family person God Bless

Andrea (Deedee) Paulson
   Posted Thu April 10, 2014
Uncle Tom, Amy, Dawn, & Todd, I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Sharon. I'll never forget the weekends and holidays at your house in Toledo growing up! She was a strong woman and an incredible mom to all of you! She and I got to know each other a little better in the last couple of years and that means the world to me! She and I had a common love of cooking and recipes, and I'll never forget her stuffed cabbage and Angel Wings! All my love and prayers with you in this most difficult time!

Jan (Condon) Cook
   Posted Thu April 10, 2014
My thoughts, love and prayers are with all of you.

Cheryl Zolciak(Zenz)
   Posted Thu April 10, 2014
Joe & children of Sharon Benge. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I've known you Joe and Sharon since 7th grade. Then after you to were married, we ended up living near each other and my two girls played and also went to school with your two girls. Then what was something else to find out, Sharon parents were my neighbors behind me. Boy what a small world it was. I also knew your brother Bob and your sister Kitty too from school. We kind of stayed in touch until you moved to Bowling Green, Ohio after your daughter Amy got married and moved up there. Well I am just so sad to hear Sharon left all of you and the rest of her family and friends so young. God Bless all of you and Sharon R.I.P.

P.S. You be missed and I will pass this on to others we went to school with! Joe I'm sorry I didn't make it to see all you, but I just got a call to see if I knew about Sharon. So it was to late to stop by or I would of been there. Sorry but I only get the Sunday paper and it was my sister who just got around to seeing it in there. So again I'm so sorry for your loss. ..!

Jan Paszczykowski
   Posted Sat April 12, 2014
Mrs. Poturalski, Linda, Alan, Joe and family,

I'm so sorry to learn of Sharon's passing. I have so many wonderful childhood memories of our friendship and time together. May your memories provide great comfort.

Peace to you all, Jan

Ann (Paszczykowski) Kenney
   Posted Sun April 13, 2014
My condolences to all upon Sharon's passing. I have warm childhood memories that includes Sharon. Sharon always had a smile and I am sure will be missed daily.

Mike Folk
   Posted Sat May 03, 2014
Todd....your family is in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.

Mike and Lynn Folk

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