Sharon Hastings

Sharon Hastings, 78, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2022 at VNA Hospice in Valparaiso, IN, surrounded by her family.


She was born March 8, 1944 in Pittsburgh, PA, the daughter of Dr. Leonard Sacks and Frances (Levine) Sacks.


Sharon, who moved to the La Porte area in the late 60's from Valparaiso, graduated from Valparaiso High and went on to receive her bachelor's degree at IU in 1966.  She was a social worker at the Swanson Center until her retirement in 2010.  On December 22, 1973, Sharon married the late Duane Hastings, who passed away December 7, 2018. She and Duane were "snowbirds" in Cape Coral, FL and she really loved her home down there. Sharon was a pet lover, having cats earlier in life and currently, 3 beloved Labs: Charcoal, Denver and Ivy. She was a big reader, thoroughly enjoying her novels and a gardener and observer of her daughter's flower garden, especially the petunias and marigolds.  Her children, though, were her life's joy, and she relished her moments with them.


Sharon will be missed and is survived by her daughter, Devon D. (Lee) Hunsberger of La Porte, IN; son, Laine M. (Holly) Hastings of Lafayette, IN; two brothers, Cliff (Cheryl) Sacks of Milan, MI, Rick (Sharon Beth) Sacks of Pleasanton, CA; sister, Deborah (Gary) Teets of La Porte, IN and several nieces and nephews.


Along with her husband, Sharon was preceded in death by her parents.


Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN. Cremation will take place with burial at Patton Cemetery at a later date.


Memorial contributions may be made in Sharon's memory to the La Porte County Small Animal Shelter or to a local veteran's group of your choice.


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