Napolean Anthony “Nap” Sharkey, age 87, of Perkins, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017, at the Riverside Manor, in Rapid River, where he also resided.
Nap was born on August 18, 1929, in Perkins, the son of Napolean and Delia (Beauchamp) Sharkey. He was raised in Perkins and was a 1948 graduate of Perkins High School. Nap was employed at the Mid Peninsula School, in the janitorial department, until his retirement. During his retirement years, Nap was proud to have worked part time for the Forestry Service. He was an active member of the Silver Spur Saddle Club for 55 years, volunteered at local rodeos and the U.P. State Fair. He was given the honor of serving as Grand Marshall of 41st Annual U.P. Rodeo in 2008. He was a long standing member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Perkins where he served as a Eucharistic Minister, Alter Server and member of the choir. He had a quick-witted sense of humor and enjoyed leading a social life. He loved to play cards, take pictures, trips to the casino and coffee clutch with friends. He enjoyed entertaining at his camp, with good food and lots of laughs. Nap was a true gentleman and friend to the community. He will be deeply missed by all.
Sister: Luella Sharkey of Milwaukee, WI
Cousins: Gerald (Mary) Beauchamp of Wells, MI
Roger (Pat) Beauchamp of Arizona
Norman (Joyce) Beauchamp of Port Huron, MI
Wendell (Wilma) Beauchamp of Mesa, AZ
Arlene Dorn of Arizona
Special Friend: Richard Schoenberger of Gladstone, MI
Nap’s parents, Napolean and Delia and sister, Gloria preceded him in death
Nap’s family will receive friends on Thursday August 3, 2017, from 11:30AM to 2:30PM, at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial will follow visiting hours on Thursday, at 3:00PM, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Perkins, with Rev. Fr. Joseph Vandannoor officiating and Rev. Fr. Emmett Norden and Rev. Fr. Jacek Wtyklo concelebrating. Nap will be laid to rest in the Fernwood Cemetery in Gladstone.