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We want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers and send our sincerest sympathy. I don't believe I ever saw Shari without a smile. She was surely an inspiration for the rest of us.


Posted by: Deb and Norm Mack - Britton, SD - Acquaintance   Mar 20, 2017

So sorry to hear of Shari's passing. My heart goes out to all of you. Many years have gone by since I've seen any of you but I think of you often.
A memory I have of Shari is when John and I went fishing with Gil and her down on the Crow river not far from the Dylla farm. Shari got a little too close to the edge of the bank and fell in.
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Posted by: Lynn Dylla - Litchfield, MN - Family Friend   Mar 17, 2017

Shari was a wellspring of inspiration to us and we always seemed to receive more encouragement from her spirit than what we could give to her. She always would talk about how well she was cared for by Gil and the family and her caregivers. We loved her testimony, her smile, her humor and her ongoing proof of God's grace that was always evident during her most trying difficulties of life. What a hero she was to us. Royal, thank

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Posted by: Jay and Dana Ketterling - Olathe, KS - Brother   Mar 16, 2017

Gil, Royal, Amber & Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Shari was a remarkable woman and full of grace. Sending hugs....
Dana & Jackie Leibel


Posted by: Jackie Leibel - Leola, SD - Family   Mar 16, 2017

Our prayers for you as you grieve the loss of Shari. Her spirit was a bright one, despite her arduous pain and difficulties caused by her lengthy illness. Nothing stilled that inner spirit of spunk!


Posted by: Debra Ball-Kilbourne - Fargo, ND - Friend   Mar 16, 2017

Our prayers are with you, Gil, Royal and Amber and families. Shari lit up the room with her smile and laugh, and what a testimony she was to her faith and trust in God in all things! So glad we got to know you better when you were our pastor family in Aberdeen and we lived one block apart. Our love and prayers to you all.


Posted by: Dale and Joyce Grenz - Groton, SD - Family   Mar 15, 2017

Royal,Royal and Amber,
Shari was the sweetest,most soft spoken person I knew.I remember her joyous spirit and wonderful smile.Our prayers go out to you and your family,thinking of you, love Sharon and Dan


Posted by: Sharon Luney - Grand Forks, ND - Friend   Mar 15, 2017

May the good Lord comfort you in this time. We have only good memories when you lived in Carthage.


Posted by: John and Diane Hansen - Canova, SD - Acquaintance   Mar 15, 2017

God bless Gil, Amber and Royal. Shari was the greatest sister to us and being the oldest she led the way for us at home, at school, at church and in life generally. She was an incredible Christian example and her memory is infinitely cherished by us. We are glad Shari will have mom and dad in heaven alongside her until we all meet again. With all our love, Jay, Kathy and Dave - the siblings.


Posted by: Jay Ketterling - Olathe, KS - Brother   Mar 15, 2017

So sorry for your and your families lose. Sheri was a shining example of true strength and acceptance of life's situation. She always had such a pretty smile and happy attitude. May the many memories be of comfort to all of you. May God comfort you with his presence.


Posted by: Mildred Kenzy - Iona, SD - Friend   Mar 15, 2017