Sharron Wiskus – Queen of Dance

Sharron’s husband, Merril, is not someone to jump on a deal. But when he saw the Envoy that had the perfect specifications he was looking for at a price he couldn’t believe, he couldn’t help himself. Sharron was in this morning to do a few touch up’s to the Envoy and while she was in she decided to have a nice chat with me over her experience at Runde’s.

Hello Sharron, what brought you into Runde’s this morning?
I bought a vehicle on Saturday and I brought it back just to get a couple more things done to it.

What vehicle did you buy?
We got an ’08 GMC Envoy. My husband and I have been looking at Envoy’s and my husband started looking online and found one listed on Runde’s that was an incredible deal. My husband is the type that takes a while to make a decision so I was in a state of shock when he decided to buy it that day. That really meant it must have been a great deal.

How did you like your salesman, Al Kloft?
He’s very good because he takes good care of you and is very unique. He will make sure that you get everything you need and more.

Overall everything was better than I expected it to be here. I’d give my experience a nine mainly because I don’t give 10’s.

Are you from around the area?
I live in Epworth, IA. I was born and raised in Worthington, IA then I lived for 34 years in Petersburg, IA before moving to Epworth.

Were the moves mostly job related?
No, I farmed with my first husband then we decided to move to Epworth for various reasons. I love the town of Epworth, it’s a nice down home and friendly town.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I quilt and my husband and I love to dance.

Where do you dance?
We go up to Benton, IA once in a while; we go to the fairgrounds in Dubuque, Mooney Hollow at Green Island, IA – that’s our favorite place. It’s a barn with a silo out front with a fiddle on it and you dance upstairs, great place.

How long have you been dancing?
My first husband and I have always danced but we started doing it steadily from 1991 and on and I met my current husband, Merril, at a dance and we’ve been together for 5 years.

How did that encounter happen?
I was at a place dancing with someone. The guy I was with didn’t really want to dance so I found Merril and danced with him. Then I met him again at another dance a couple of months later and we just connected. Over time, our friendship spiraled into a great relationship.

What kind of dancing is it? Like Salsa?
No, he won’t try salsa but we dance country two-step and to western music. My husband is so easy to get along with, he’s an amazing man. Not many men appreciate their wives hobbies and I love to quilt so he got me a cutting table, fluorescent lighting, installed a drop ceiling in my cutting room… he’s a super guy.

Do you have any children?
I have 6 children and 10 grandchildren.

I bet the holidays are festive at the Wiskus house!
Yep. And they all love our home so we have most of the gatherings there and they always seem to stay longer than they planned.

Do you go on vacation often?
Last year for Christmas the kids gave us a package deal. I told them all I wanted for Christmas was the family to get together. So they rented a mansion in Newton, Iowa that slept 28, had a bowling alley, bar, pond and everything and spent the weekend there. The house was built for the CEO of Maytag but he lost his job shortly after they built it for him.

Seems like you have quite a bit of fun.
Yeah, we’ve been to Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone, Germany. All of which are very beautiful.

If you were to win the lottery what would you do with the money?
My husband and I would probably take a train tour through the Rockies. Nothing big, help out family and friends and everything like that.

What do you like to do with your kids and grand-kids?
We like to go to their ball-games, take the grand-daughters shopping, and play the rest by ear. We try to see them as much as possible.

What would you say is the most important invention created?
Well a car gets you around from place to place so… car, telephone and microwave I suppose.

Do you like the winter?
Snow scares me, that’s why when I was looking for a different vehicle I wanted to make sure I had something good for the snow.

Anything good about winter?
I go ice fishing with my husband from time to time and that’s fun.

What’s your favorite season?
Fall is my favorite, you can be outside and the air is so refreshing.

What’s your favorite movie?

I like Dancing with Wolves but I love The Ugly Truth. Where’s the Morgan’s is another good one, Sara Jessica Parker is in that one.

My favorite actor right now is Harrison Ford and Sandra Bullock, she’s in some really good movies like Miss Congeniality.

Last Movie you saw in theaters?
The last movie we saw in theaters was The Secretariat. Which was great.

What kind of music do you like?
Mostly Country. I like George Straight about the best. I’m not fond of the younger female artists. Billy Currington is good, Alan Jackson is really good and so is Josh Turner.

What’s your favorite piece of technology?
I love computers and learning the in-and-outs of things. Facebook disappointed me. People just share way to much information with everyone else. It doesn’t seem right.

That’s all of the questions I had for you Sharron. Thank you very much for your time!

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