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Sherry Lee Palmer


Sherry Lee Palmer

Born: November 25, 1952

Died: August 24, 2015

Sherry Lee Palmer, 62, of Cass Lake, MN died Monday, August 24, 2015 at Sanford Fargo Medical Center surrounded by her family and loved ones.

Memorial services will be at 3:00 pm Friday, August 28, 2015 at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Cass Lake, Minnesota with Pastor Craig Smith officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Cass Lake under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home of Cass Lake.

Sherry was born November 25, 1952 in Walker, MN, the daughter of Harvey and Bonnie (LaRoque) Frazer. She was raised and educated in Cass Lake, graduating from Cass Lake High School in 1970. She married Brian Erickson in 1970 and they spent 16 years transferring from base to base while he was in the military, Germany, California, Kansas and Oklahoma. They divorced and she moved back home to Cass Lake in 1988. She married Rob Palmer November 28, 1998 in Cass Lake. She worked for the BIA in Cass Lake and later Bemidji until she retired in May of 2013 as an administrative officer. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the United Methodist Church. She loved serving as a school board member of the Cass Lake-Bena School district from 1995- 2003 and from 2012 to the present. She was a natural athlete and had fun excelling in sports- golf, bowling, darts and went to nationals with several teams in softball. She enjoyed playing cards and going to the Casino to play keno and slots. She co-chaired the Miss Cass Lake and Little Miss Cass Lake pageants and had a special way at bringing out the best and funniest moments when interviewing the 4 to 7 year olds. She found great meaning in caring for her father in the last few months of his life. She had a twinkle in her eye that conveyed great humor and telling jokes, it was most evident since receiving the news of her pancreatic cancer in May and fighting hard in her battle against the disease.

She is survived by her husband- Rob Palmer of Cass Lake,

her favorite cat- Baby One sock, "Baby Kitty",

son- Matt (Donna) Erickson of Cass Lake,

daughter- Mindy Sponsel of Durham, North Carolina,

3 grandchildren- Ryan Erickson, Kendra Erickson and Caylee Sponsel,

sister - Luann Frazer,

and brothers - Gary (Michele) Frazer and Henry (Vicky) Frazer, and her BFF- Terri Vail all of Cass Lake,

mother-in-law- Violet Palmer,

3 sisters-in-law – Liz Erickson, Barb Soukup, Robin Palmer,

and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Honorary Pallbearers are Caylee Sponsel, Ryan Erickson, Kendra Erickson, Terri Vail, Martha Hanson, Patty Olby and Emily Carner.


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