Sharon Louise (Bauer) Heisler, 45, of Plain City, Ohio, passed away on May 1, 2021 surrounded by her loving family after fighting not one, but two heroic battles against breast cancer. She was a light and a witness to her faith in Jesus Christ and attended Cypress Church. Sharon never wanted people to see her struggle; instead she wanted her strength and positivity to shine. She lived every day with intention and grace, and would not want anyone to view her death as a defeat from this disease, but rather as a victory in living every day to its fullest with over-flowing kindness.
Sharon was born on April 15, 1976. Growing up on a grain and cattle farm in Willard, Ohio, she nurtured a love of animals and actively participated in both 4H and in her local FFA. A proud Class of 1994 graduate of Willard High School, Sharon obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in pre-veterinary medicine with a minor in accounting at the University of Findlay in 1998. In 2003, she completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at THE Ohio State University. GO BUCKS! Dr. Sharon was the owner of Champion Pet Vet in Delaware and in Mechanicsburg, Ohio. Owning the clinic was not her job, it was her passion. She loved fostering and finding homes for animals from kittens to turtles. Every species and pet owner who encountered Dr. Sharon experienced her genuine, fun and caring heart.
"Weezie" married her high school sweetheart, Brad Heisler on September 9, 2000. They were blessed with 4 beautiful children: William "Will" (17); Eleanor "Ellie" (17); Andrew "Beefcake" (15); and Ainsley "Doodlebug" (8). Her matchless love was manifested in watching their 4H and athletic activities. She was their greatest cheerleader and always will be. In addition to being survived by her husband and children, she is also survived by her parents, Howard and Dolores Bauer; brother Steve and sister-in-love Michelle; nieces and nephews whom she adored like her own: Alex, Olivia, Madeline and Nicholas Bauer; a special aunt Claudette Snook; "sister"/cousin Amy Higgins and husband Andy; cousin David Snook, wife Christy and Delaney and Dillan; cousin Susie Nichols and husband Paul; and special family friend Casey Grabill along with many more family members. Equally important are the wonderful and supportive friends from her home town and her adopted community who survive her as well. The constant, out-pouring of love and care she felt was immeasurable to her and her family during this journey. #heislerstrong
She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Richard Heisler, grandparents Claude and Pearl Bauer; and Dorsey and Ocena Enders.
Visitation will be Wednesday, May 5th from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Secor Funeral Home in Willard. The funeral service will be Thursday, May 6th at 11:00 a.m. at the Willard Christian Alliance Church with Pastor Dale George of Cypress Church officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Pink Ribbon Girls, 32 E Main St., Tipp City, OH 45371. Online condolences may be made to her family by visiting www.secorfuneralhomes.com
BONNIE RYMAN - May 11, 2021
Howard and Delores so sorry about your daughter. Prayers and hugs during this time Bonnie Hicks Ryman
Larry and Dar Jackson - May 8, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. You have a very special family and our thought and Prayers are with you all. God Bless
Nancy King - May 6, 2021
my deepest heartfelt sympathy, thoughts and prayers to all of the family members of Sharon. She was a wonderful person. May God be with you during this time.
Nic miller - May 6, 2021
I was so surprised to hear that Dr Sharon had passed away! I haven’t been able to visit the clinic since before covid and was not aware of “round 2”, and of course she never mentioned it! I am a salesman who called on her, and she was always a bright spot in my day when I visited! My deepest condolences and prayers to her family and friends as she will be sorely missed by myself and all who knew her! RIP Dr Sharon!
Sandy Gilmore - May 6, 2021
Sharon was such a wonderful person through and through. I had the privilege to have Sharon as a student in Middle School and watch her grow into a beautiful lady. I took my dog to the vet and again there she was. So glad I was blessed knowing her and so sorry she was taken so soon. Prayers for her family in this sad time.
Cindy Capelle - May 6, 2021
Words cannot describe the sorrow I felt on finding out about Sharon’s passing. Her generous spirit and warmth was clear to everyone who met her. She will be sorely missed and never forgotten. I enjoyed working with her. I hope I maintain what I learned from her about living. Hoping you find the strength and love in friends and family to face the tough days ahead.
Dan Teich - May 6, 2021
I'm sad that we have lost a friend and colleague - Sharon was always a beacon of sunshine and a wonderful human being. May her family know that she was loved by her colleagues and we will miss her happiness, wit, tenacity, professionalism, and overall cheer. She was loved - and always will be.
Page Yaxley - May 5, 2021
Sharon was a classmate of mine in both undergrad and vet school. Her joy in life was as contagious as her laugh. I loved watching her fierce love and pride in her family on Facebook. She will always be a role model for strength and positivity. My deepest sympathy to her family.
Linda Andrews-Kirgis - May 5, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Sharon’s death. To this day the memory of my daughter, Susie, and Sharon doing the 4H bread baking demonstration at the Huron county fair, makes me smile. She was a special young woman.
Kelly Schroeder - May 5, 2021
I met Sharon back in the Premier days and loved keeping up with the Heisler household on Facebook. I was recently diagnosed with cancer and made it public just last week. Sharon took the time to reach out to me for support and encouragement, and I know she truly meant it. My deepest sympathy to you on yours devastating loss.
Carrie Warren Burton - May 5, 2021
Prayers for strength, peace and comfort for the Bauer and Heisler families. She was a very special person. She will never be forgotten.
Laura Shade - May 5, 2021
I first met Sharon when she came to the hospital in preterm labor with the twins. She just graduated that very day from Vet school. I would go over to her home and help with the babies. We have recently reconnected and I am heartbroken she has left this world. She was such a great person and I will miss her very much! I send love and prays to the family!
Mark Hostetler - May 4, 2021
I am so sorry to hear about Sharon's passing. I would like to express my deepest sympathy and all of my thoughts and prayers to the Bauer family. Sharon was a fighter and lived her life to the fullest.
Roberts Family - May 4, 2021
Our sincerest condolences to the Heisler and Bauer families.
Doug & Sharon Snipes - May 4, 2021
Our hearts are hurting for your family and her beautiful family. Many memories of Flashes girls basketball. 🙏 praying all in the days ahead.
Chuck & Bonnie Ruggles & Ruggles Inc. Employees - May 4, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sharon will be remembered and missed by many. She was a great daughter, sister, wife and mother - our hearts go out to all of you.
David Dalton SR - May 4, 2021
Brad, sorry to read the passing of Sharon, you and the family have my deepest sympathy.
Penny Mastron Howell - May 4, 2021
Dolores,Howard and all the family. We were so saddened to hear of Sharon's battle with cancer. Having lost our youngest, Jessie four years ago , we feel your pain.We send our love ,prayers and strength to all the family. Gordon and Penny ( Mastron) Howell
Sue Ditz - May 4, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. Our thoughts and prayer are with all of you.
Sue Carter Evans - May 4, 2021
My deepest sympathy to all of Dr. Sharon's family. She was my Vet and I always loved talking to her and getting her advice. Her love of all animals was always her priority. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Dick and Janet Green - May 4, 2021
Brad, Will, Ellie, Andrew, Ainsley, Howard, Dolores, and families it is with a heavy heart we send our heartfelt sadness in the loss of our very special friend. We love all of you and are sending prayers to each one of you for the days ahead. Sharon's legacy will be with us forever.
Ron & Nell Dooley - May 4, 2021
Dr. Sharon will be missed greatly. She was always so kind and nice to our dog Daisy. Prayers for her family.
Lois Brandal Dunbar and Charles Dunbar - May 4, 2021
Prayers for your family. I know how hard it is to loose a daughter. We know she is in no more pain. May God be with you.
Kathryn E Sautter - May 4, 2021
Howard and Delores you have my deepest sympathy. I remember the young girl showing cattle. Treasure your memories.
Bruce & Elizabeth Moore - May 4, 2021
The Moore's send heart felt condolences and prayers to all in the Bauer & Heisler families.
Sam English - May 4, 2021
I had the pleasure of doing Sharon’s nails for the past 3 years, she was not only a client but a friend. She always came in laughing and loved life. I will miss our monthly chats!! Rest easy Sharon❤️
Polly Spangler - May 4, 2021
I didn't know Dr Sharon on a personal basis really, but what we did share was a love for animals.Sharon took care of all my dogs with love and also helped me through the loss of most of them.Sharon will never be forgotten. I hope the family finds strength and peace in knowing she touched so many others. Prayers for the family. God Bless
Lori Peddicord Wiers - May 4, 2021
There are so many things I could say about Sharon. She was a bright light in this world. I will forever cherish the memories of our junior high and high school years - the many sleepovers on the farm, getting ready for dances together, playing Willard Lady Flashes Basketball. I could go on and on. Her smile could light up a room. I am proud to say that my friend was a fighter until the end, and she always had a positive attitude no matter what was thrown her way. My last conversation with her was via Facebook Messenger about my dog eating a bunch of chocolate - kinda funny, but I knew she would know what to do. To her family: continued prayers for all of you in the days to come. You mom, wife and daughter was an amazing woman!
Grabill Family - May 4, 2021
Condolences to the Heisler and Bauer families in this difficult time. We wish you comfort, and know that Sharon’s love and kind spirit will remain with you for eternity. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Sherry Wolfe - May 3, 2021
I am heartbroken hearing of Sharon’s passing. I had the privilege of working with her here at the Willard vet clinic. She was a favorite vet. I got to know her and we became friends. I’ve kept in touch the last few years, and admire her strength and love for life. She will be missed. I’m so sorry for all that loved her as did I. Hugs and prayers for you all.
Michele Kurzen Christie - May 3, 2021
My condolences to all! So sorry for your loss!
Kim Baldwin - May 3, 2021
Thoughts and prayers to her family she was a great lady helped so many people with her live for animals ❤️🙏
Mandy Steinke Carper - May 3, 2021
I was a pretty lucky girl to get to spend my jr. high and high school years with Sharon. We created some pretty awesome memories together! Most of them "you just had to be there." Sharon was always so happy and so much fun to be around. I loved spending time with her at the farm having sleep overs, getting ready for dances, or just hanging out. I cherish our friendship to this very day. My prayers for healing to all her family and friends. Love you Weezie.
Marilyn Sands - May 3, 2021
I am truly sorry to learn of Sharon’s passing. May God keep you all in His care at this difficult time. I will always remember her smile and her love of animals.
Andi Flory - May 3, 2021
My heart goes out to the Heisler family on your loss. Sharon was known in our vet school class for always having a smile and a laugh, and being a friend to everyone. She was a phenomenal vet and a kind soul, and the world is better place for her having been in it.
Gail L. Parker - May 3, 2021
Dear Bauer and Heisler Families: I am truly sad to see your lovely daughter, wife, mom, and sister leave us. I remember her at the Huron Co. Fair, helping and showing steers. I am so pleased she need our Lord and savior Jesus. I will meet her again. Her smile and kindness she exhibited at the fair made her the "best of show" Praying for your families, as you celebrate her life. John 14:1-4. God's peace, and comfort always, Gail Parker, and Dave Obrenovich Families
Kelly, Kent and Hallie Forster - May 3, 2021
She was fearfully & wonderfully made! She fought her fight, she kept the faith, and now she won her crown. So very sorry for your loss. May God wrap you up in his loving arms! Many prayers going up for your family.
Lynn and John Garlough - May 3, 2021
Our hearts go out to both the Heisler and Bauer families in your loss. Sharon will be sorely missed. Our prayers are with you all.
Jim & Sheli Waterfield - May 3, 2021
We are so very sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. We will keep the family in our prayers. Hugs of healing to you all!!
Gary and Rose Pittenger - May 3, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. Sharon was a very sweet special young lady. Sending prayers hugs and love for her family and friends
Linda & Sam Montgomery - May 3, 2021
Sorry to hear about your loss. Sending sympathy and prayers for strength and God's peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Chuck & Jo Storts - May 3, 2021
So sorry to hear about Sharon's passing. She was delightful & so friendly. Sending prayers to the Baurer & Heisler families.❤
Debbie Gomez - May 3, 2021
My sincerest condolences. I am so very sorry for your loss. I am a member of the Breast Friends Forever of Champaign County.
BARB JONES - May 3, 2021
Sending hug, Sympathy and Prayers. So sorry for yours loss. BARB JONES AND FAMILY.
Carolyn Anderson - May 3, 2021
Dr Sharon was such an amazing woman with a heart of gold. Her battle showed us all her strength, determination, and her faith. Her smile showed us all her heart. She was so kind and caring. The world was brighter with her in it. My sincerest condolences to her family and friends. You will all be in my prayers.
Tiger and Sue Maudsley - May 3, 2021
We are so sorry to hear about Sharon, may God hold all the family in his arms.
Larry Swander - May 3, 2021
The Swander family sends condolences and prayers to all of the Bauer family.
Stan and Charlene Cameron - May 3, 2021
We were so sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. It was always so nice to see her at wrestling and lacrosse cheering on her boys. She will never really be gone as she will live in your hearts forever.
Ron and Cheryl Kessler - May 3, 2021
Howard and Doris Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and beyond.
Carol J. Hostetler - May 3, 2021
Sharon was a wonderful young lady who always had kind words and a smile. Blessings to all that knew and loved her!!
Walt and Chris Opperman - May 3, 2021
So sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. Many fond memories with her and her family.
Sonya Murdock - May 3, 2021
I will miss Sharon’s spunkiness! It was definitely never a dull moment when you were around her. I will miss hearing her cheer at school sporting events. She always was supportive of all the kids playing on a team with her kids and cheered for everyone! Brad, Ellie, Will, Andrew, and Ainsley, Sharon left a great legacy! I will never forget her....
BARB JONES - May 3, 2021
Sending hug, Prayer and Sympathy to this family. May God bless
Jim and Jody Bailey - May 3, 2021
Sharon will be missed by animals and humans alike. What a dedicated, caring woman. Glad to have known her. Rest in peace my friend.
Beth Woods - May 3, 2021
What a blessing Sharon was to all who met her and knew her. She will absolutely be missed. A true warrior and all around fantastic woman. My prayers are with all of you.
Larry Joann Briggs - May 3, 2021
My sincere condolences to your family.
Judy king - May 3, 2021
My prayers are with all of you! I was sorry to hear about Sharon passing!
Courtney Carnahan - May 3, 2021
My sincere condolences for the loss of such a bright light in the lives of so many. May God wrap his arms around you all and lead you to comfort and peace. Continued prayers for the Bauer and Heisler families.
Marty Smith - May 3, 2021
To the family and friends of Sharon..My sincere condolences to each of you for this great loss..May you find strength and peace now and in the days ahead..I "knew," her through Claudette..and I know she was dearly loved and will be deeply missed..Prayers ❤
Pat Hamons - May 3, 2021
I am so sorry about Sharon's passing. I worked with at the WVC. She was a great person. Sympathy to het whole family she will be greatly missed.
Bill, Jamie, and Olivia Krabill - May 3, 2021
Bauer/Heisler family please accept our most heartfelt condolences. Sharon was a wonderful person and her legacy will live on forever. Thinking of each of you in the days ahead.
Mark Sajdyk - May 3, 2021
Sharon was a beautiful person and a great mother. I will miss seeing that smile but know she will be smiling over her family. 🙏🙏
carl rader and grace rader rader homemade ice cream - May 3, 2021
prayer to the family she will be miss rader old fashion ice cream from madison country fair
Jeri Laser - May 3, 2021
Howard, Dee, Steve and family, Gordy and I are so sorry to hear about Sharons passing. She fought a brave and long fight. prayers are with all of you at this very sad time.
Steve and Shelley Cain - May 3, 2021
In loving memory of Sharon !! When my wife Shelley told me the news today not only was it complete & total shock but also great sadness. We only knew Sharon through the Vet clinic but she will always have a HUGE place in our heart because when we had our pup Ophelia she was a rescue and had contracted and illness that had almost taken her from us. After Urbana vet failed to make her better we found Sharon the next day. She made a special arrangement for us to bring her in that day and with 1 shot, 24 hrs later she had saved our baby. She was happy self again. It was completely amazing what she did and we still don't how she did it. We'll never forget Sharon & what she gave us !! RIH Sharon we will certainly miss you. I had always wanted for you to see her again and what she grew up to be !! Thank you so much !!
Mick and Sandi OBrien - May 3, 2021
Brad and Family, Howard and Doris and Steve and Claudette. Our hearts are broken for you. Sharon was such a caring person. Watched her in action with her special fur babies when she worked for Dr Ulmer. She was such a special person. God Bless the family.
Linda and Mike Veletean - May 3, 2021
There are not enough words to express the void that cannot be filled by Sharon’s passing. We are filled with sorrow, sympathy and prayers for each and every one of you. Sharon fought that terrible disease with all she had and now she’s with God. Prayers for all🙏🙏🙏
Pam & Paul King - May 3, 2021
We are so saddened to hear of Sharon's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends today and always.
Ned and Cheri Peddicord - May 3, 2021
To the Bauer Family and Brad and children, We are so sorry to hear about Sharon's passing. We will always have fond memories of the girls playing high school basketball. Those were the good ole days. Sharon put up a good fight.. Whenever we saw here she was always her funny, upbeat, smiling self. May God wrap his loving arms around your families during this sad time.
Janet Dawson - May 3, 2021
Sorry to hear of Sharon’s passing. She sure tried to put up a good fight. Prayers to Brad and children and also to extended families. 🙏🙏