Sherrie Sue Strong, 74, of Mason City, formerly of Correctionville, passed away Friday, November 25, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, Minnesota, surrounded by her family.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 2, 2016, at Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 3rd St. NE, Mason City, with Pastor Jeni Bohls officiating. Inurnment will be in Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery in Mason City. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 1, 2016, at Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel in Mason City.
The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to Boy Scouts Troop 14 Memorial in Mason City.
Sherrie was born November 16, 1942, the daughter of Merlin and Dorothy (Sellman) Bruene in Correctionville, IA. She married Thomas G. Strong on November 4, 1967, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Council Bluffs, IA.
A graduate of Correctionville High School, Class of 1961, Sherrie continued her education at the Omaha School of Commerce-Business and Creighton University Business School of Accounting.
She taught crocheting and glass etching at NIACC for a short time and primarily worked for Comfort Plumbing and Heating prior to retirement.
Sherrie was known for being a tremendous giver. She was extremely caring and loved giving rather than receiving. She was involved and very active with Boy Scouts of America; receiving the Winnebago Council, Lakeland District Award of Merit in 1987.
She greatly enjoyed crocheting and would crochet seasonal pieces every year for friends and family. She also liked pottery, cooking, camping, fishing and cherished the time she was able to spend with her family.
Sherrie is survived by her husband of 49 years, Thomas of Mason City; two sons, Brian (Janine) Strong of Mason City and Branden (Mandy) Strong of Rochester, MN; three grandchildren, Reese Strong of Mason City and Keagan and Julia Strong of Rochester; and three siblings, Jeanette (Al) Patocka of Souix City, Jolene (Bob) Frank of Omaha, and Kirk (Karen) Bruene of Sioux City.
She was preceded in death by her parents.