With broken hearts we announce that Sherry Lynn (Schroeder) Seitz went to meet our Lord on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at the “Cottage in the Meadows” in Yakima, WA.
On January 3, 1970 Sherry was born to Alden Schroeder and Willene (Riggs) Schroeder in Yakima, WA. Sherry grew up in Arkansas, Minnesota and Washington. She lived most of her life in Grandview. In 1990 Sherry married David Seitz and they welcomed Melissa (Missy) in 1993 and Jonathan in 1995. Sherry loved driving bus for the Grandview School District and did so until she had to retire. Sherry also had a huge soft spot for the animals in her life. Not only did she dote on her cats and dog Kayla, she rescued more animals than we can count. She had a real passion for it. Sherry lived her whole life on her own terms and kept all of us on our toes.
Sherry is preceded in death by her dad, Al Schroeder; Grandparents - Art and Ellen Schroeder and Barley and Ruby Riggs.
Sherry was a loving wife, mom, daughter, sister, niece, aunt, cousin and friend to so many. She will be greatly missed. She loved spending time with her family and friends and her pets held a large part of her heart. Most people never knew of her medical struggles – she always put on a smile and told them she was “great”. Her passing came as a big surprise to many for that very reason.
Sherry is survived by her husband, David, and children Melissa and Jonathan; mother Willene Willis (Herman) in Winder, GA; sisters Sheila Schroeder Barthel (Craig) in Molt, MT and Amy Willis (Bush) in Stathom, GA. Uncles, Dean Schroeder, MN, Larry Riggs, Yakima, Aunt Shirley Riggs Andrews, Blytheville, AR; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Smith Funeral Home oversaw graveside services on July 6, 2018 at Grandview Cemetery with Pastor John from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Grandview officiating.
We wish to thank all those angels who were with Sherry and her family the last two weeks. The doctors and nurses at Yakima Regional and Cottage in the Meadows who provided exceptional care; Sister Faye who was always in the right place at the right time; Fred Cohu from Anchor Point in Grandview for visiting and praying with us and providing a reception place at their church after the funeral, the Delfels for giving us a home to stay in while we were there for Sherry, Greg Smith and his staff at Smith Funeral Home for being so compassionate and taking such wonderful care of Sherry; Pastor John for officiating and our family and all our friends and family who visited and supported us. We are truly blessed. We love you.