RAPID RIVER - Sharon Lee Highlund, 74, of 15115 U.S. 2 in Rapid River, Mich. (Isabella) passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born March 3, 1938 in Detroit, Mich., and was the daughter of Fred and Helen (Brickman) Gast. Sharon graduated from East Commerce High School in Detroit. The former Sharon Gast married James Highlund on May 23, 1959, in Detroit. In 1989 Sharon and Jim moved from Detroit to Isabella. Sharon was a true friend and confidante to many. She was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church in Isabella and enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. Her family was first and foremost to her and her number one priority.