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Aberdeen SD-Funeral Service for Sherri Lynne Sanderson, 57, of Aberdeen will be 10:00 am Friday, January 8, 2021 at First Baptist Church, Rev. Gary Compton will officiate. The prayer service and funeral service will be live streamed and available at www.carlsenfh.com under Sherri’s obituary.

There will be a prayer service at 5:30 pm Thursday with visitation from 3:00-5:30 pm at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Sherri died January 3, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Sherri Lynne, daughter of Charles and Kathleen (Lovering) Sanderson was born June 10, 1963 in Aberdeen, SD. She attended school at Simmons Elementary, Simmons Junior High and Central High School, graduating with the class of 1981. She then attended Northern State College, later transferring to University of Sioux Falls, graduating in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. Sherri moved to Seattle, WA in 1989 and worked in Information Technology (IT) at CRISTA Ministries until 2016. She then worked for Aviation Technical Services in IT doing voice over internet protocols. She was forced to retire due to her cancer treatment and moved back to Aberdeen on May 31, 2020.

Sherri always had time for others and while living in Seattle, she would do volunteer work with high-risk women and street youth in downtown Seattle. She was also a telephone counselor for at risk youth, giving them a tremendous amount of personal support. There were many ministries which were true and dear to her heart, where she volunteered numerous hours.

Sherri enjoyed reading books and over the years, music was a big part of her life. She played the piano, organ, alto saxophone, all woodwinds and had a beautiful singing voice. She was an animal lover, always finding some time to connect with them. She loved visiting with people and was very much a people person. She used that gift and had the opportunity to travel to Bolivia to experience and support the ministries of her colleagues working in international development. Sherri, two Aunts and her Mom traveled to visit Thailand where her sister lived and worked for World Concern a division of CRISTA. Sherri was a member of First Baptist Church.

Grateful for having shared Sherri’s life are her father, Chuck of Aberdeen; brothers, Scott (Roberta) Sanderson of Aberdeen and David (Sheila) Sanderson of Sioux Falls; sister, Mary Sanderson of Lynnwood, WA and niece and nephews, Sierra, Roman and Brandon.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Kathleen on May 1, 2011.

Honorary Casketbearers will be Ken Kusler, Timm Roberts, Tom Roberts, Alan Roberts, Sierra Sanderson, Brandon Baldeon and Sherri’s uncles and cousins.

Casketbearers will be David Sanderson, Scott Sanderson, Roman Sanderson, Mike Salem, Ken Peterson, and Jay Kusler.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Avera Hospice, The RivKin Center and PAWS in memory of Linda McCormack a dear friend whom also lost her battle with cancer.

Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory of Aberdeen has been entrusted with arrangements.