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Sheri Conlan -- Cresco, Iowa

December 9, 2018 GMT

Sheri Conlan, 68, of Cresco, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at the Evans Memorial Home in Cresco, Iowa, surrounded by her family.

A celebration of life will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco, Iowa. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Lindstrom Funeral Home as well as one hour prior to services. Private family burial will take place at a later date.

Sheri was born on Aug. 13, 1950, in Cresco, Iowa, to Joseph and Imogene Schemmel. She was actively involved helping on the farm when growing up. She attended Notre Dame School and graduated in 1968. Following high school, she moved to Minneapolis and worked many years for the University of Minnesota.

While living in Minneapolis, she met Mike Conlan and married him in 1974. Together they moved to Cresco, Iowa, where they came to start and raise their family. She stayed home to care for her children until it was time for them to start school. It was then Sheri went back to work outside of the home. She worked for 22 years in the superintendent’s office. Following her time there, she volunteered for a number of years at the Notre Dame Elementary School. She later pursued her most beloved job of being a grandma.

She was a tremendous baker and a creative seamstress. She enjoyed making countless things with and for her grandchildren. She cherished all of her time with her grandchildren.

She was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme Brain Cancer on Feb. 14, 2018. Her battle came to an end after 9½ months.

She is survived by her husband, Mike; her three children, Pat (Grethe), Regan (Jon), and Ryan (Kelli); her four grandchildren, Leah, Kalani, Aviana, and Dublin.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a local charity or a project of your choice.