Memorial services for Cheri Strom, 57, of Groton will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 15th at New Life Fellowship, 619 8th Ave NW in Aberdeen. Pastor Micah Westby will officiate.
Cheri passed away in Groton on July 10, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Cheryl Lynn Sippel was born on November 29, 1963 in Aberdeen to Milton “Mick” and Kathryn (Tastad) Sippel. She attended school in Groton, graduating from Groton High school in 1982. Cheri then went on to Stewarts School of Hairstyling in Aberdeen. In 1984, she was united in marriage with Ron Belden and together they had three children. Cheri was later employed at Avera when she decided to go into the Nursing Program at Presentation College. She was married to Randy Kurtz and they were blessed with two sons. Cheri graduated with her degree in 2003 and over the years worked as an RN at Avera St. Lukes, Redfield Community Hospital, Beverly Healthcare, Groton and Sun Dial Manor, Bristol. On June 3, 2011 she married her longtime friend, Thomas Strom. Cheri followed her passion for hairdressing and opened Cheri’s on Main in 2012.
Cheri loved animals of all kinds, especially her farm cats and chickens. They spent many hours at Enemy Swim Lake, camping and enjoying the outdoors. Cheri absolutely loved time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Celebrating her life is her husband, Tom of Groton, her parents, Mick Sippel of Groton and Kathy (Jack) Erickson of Britton, her children, Garrett (Emily) Belden of Denver, CO, Gregory Belden of Groton, Alicia Gauer (Colin Burrer) of Groton, Wyatt Kurtz and fiancé Megan Ulmer of Aberdeen, Clayton Kurtz of Groton, four grandchildren, Brantley Belden, Addison Gauer, Finley Gauer, Wrenley Kurtz, her siblings, John (Lisa) Sippel of Groton and Doug Sippel of Groton. Cheri is also survived by her brother-in-law, Dwight (Eugenia) Strom, sister-in-law, Crystal Strom of Pierpont, her parents-in-law, Luverne & Carol Strom and longtime friend, Rubiann Fisher.
Preceding her in death were her grandparents.
Honorary Urn Bearers will be “The Lake Crew."