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Age 70, of Stillwater
Beloved mother and grandmother
Passed away peacefully on July 28, 2013 surrounded by family. Proceeded in death by parents Philip John and Vera Augusta Marten. Survived by children, Kristofer (Ellison) and Kylie (Chistopher) Cromrich; grandchildren, Vera and Felix; brother, Dan (Kathy) Marten and many loving relatives and friends. Sherry was born on April 29th, 1943 in Canova, SD. She grew up on a farm with her parents and brother and attended Canova High School. Sherry pursued a degree in teaching and graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls. SD. She lived in many places throughout her life including Colorado, Indiana and Ireland. While she enjoyed traveling and experiencing different cultures, she found her true home with her church in Stillwater, MN. Sherry was a devoted and active member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church for over 20 years. She was involved in many church area organizations including Women of the ELCA and ASK (Adult Saving Kids.) She loved to knit and crochet which she shared with the prayer shawl ministry. Sherry enjoyed gardening and was always excited for the beginning of the planting season. She had a knowledge and passion for birds, keeping well stocked feeders so visitors could enjoy the many birds that visited her backyard. Sherry was a warm and loving person, always ready with a hug. Her motherly touch extended far beyond her immediate family. She brought everyone together from far and wide for visits and celebrations. Her grandchildren were the light of her life. She will be greatly missed.
A Memorial Service and burial will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 10:30A.M. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 24500 435th Ave. Canova, SD 57321 Memorials are preferred to Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Published in The Argus Leader on Aug. 18, 2013