Age 51, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2021 at her home in Lansing, MI. She was born March 25, 1970 in Flushing, MI, the daughter of Ralph and Sandra (Wise) Ham. Shari attended Eastern High School in Lansing and worked serving others at TGI Fridays, where she had many friends and wonderful customers. She married her sweetheart, Mike Acker, on July 14, 2006 and relied on his love and strength through the mountains and valleys of life. Shari was known as the “Candy Lady” at several establishments in the Lansing area. Wherever she went, she would hand out candy with a smile on her face and love in her heart. Her famous Helicopter picture on face book was a favorite of many. For over 15 years, Shari showed her family, friends, nurses, doctors and acquaintances how to live a life without fear and always with a positive attitude through cancer and its challenges. She continues to serve others through education and research by being accepted into the University of Michigan Anatomical Donations program.
Shari is survived by her husband Mike of Lansing, son Joshua Busenbark of West Branch, father Ralph (Patricia) Ham of Knoxville, step-father Kenneth Gardner of Grand Ledge, her siblings Teresa (Dennis) Armstrong of Traverse City, Jeffrie Ham of Saginaw, Nancy Adams of Holt, Laura McClean of Saginaw and Gregory Ham of Traverse City, step-grandfather James Stevens of Mt. Morris, Uncle Terry Roth of Flushing, Aunt Carol (Jim) Mercer of Coldwater, Uncle Kit (Bonnie) Wise of Muskegon, Aunt Debbie (Randy) Wenzlick of Flint and her beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her mother, Sandra Gardner, grandparents Nelson Wise and Doris (Hautala) Stevens, Joseph and Helen (Matlock) Ham and her Aunts Ruth Roth and Maxine Root.
A memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 am on Saturday, October 16, at the Lansing First United Methodist Church, 3827 Delta River Drive in Lansing, MI 48906. Reverend Robert Blanchard will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, used to help with Shari’s medical expenses, may be sent to Michael Acker, P.O. Box 81122, Lansing, MI 48908. Online condolences may be left for her family at www.EstesLeadley.com.
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