Sheryl L. Anderson, 65, rural Voltaire, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013, in her home surrounded by her loving family.
God saw she was getting tired,
And a cure was not to be.
So He put His arms around her,
And whispered, "Come with Me."
With tearful eyes we watched her suffer,
And saw her fade away.
Although we loved her dearly,
We could not make her stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.
Sheryl Louise Herda was born March 21, 1948, in Minot. She was the daughter of Raymond and Mildred (Howard) Herda. She attended school in Butte and graduated in 1966.
Sheryl married LaVerne Anderson June 11, 1966, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Kongsberg. They settled on a farm near Kongsberg, where they raised their three children, Earl, Tina, and Neil. Sheryl worked on the farm with LaVerne full time until 2005, and then was employed at ADM in Voltaire until May of 2013.
She was an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Kongsberg. She enjoyed spending time with her family and gardening.
Those Most Honored To Share In Her Life: husband of 47 years, LaVerne, rural Voltaire; son, Earl Anderson, rural Voltaire; daughter, Tina (Gerald) Gordon, Carlisle, Pa.; son, Neil (Jen) Anderson, West Fargo; granddaughters, Jenna and Carly Gordon; and Eve and Stella Anderson; mother, Mildred Herda, Kongsberg; brother, Ronald Herda, Hume, Mo.; sisters, Gail (Danny) Berg, Minot, Connie (John) Plesuk, Minot, Brenda (Steve) Nush, Minot; brother-in-law, Lyle (Doris) Anderson, Bismarck; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Sheryl was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Herda; and a nephew, Steven Berg.
Funeral: Monday, June 24, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Oak Valley Lutheran Church, Velva.
Interment: St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Kongsberg, with a time of fellowship to follow in the church's fellowship hall.
Visitation: Today, June 23, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Velva.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society or St. John's Lutheran Church, Kongsberg.
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