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Sherri Fassbender 06/05/2024

Sherri Lynn Fassbender was born on June 23, 1965, to Clayton and Irene (Dionne) Brown in the city of Marquette, Michigan. She spent her remaining days surrounded by family and friends, and passed away peacefully at home, on June 5, 2024, after a long battle with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s Disease), facing her illness with faith, hope and her beautiful smile.

Sherri grew up in Marquette, Michigan and graduated from Marquette Senior High School in 1983. Sherri loved to sing in the Redman Chorale, and she was an excellent tennis player, winning a U.P. state championship in doubles tennis. She attended college at Northern Michigan University, where she earned a degree as a Medical Secretary. In 1984 Sherri married Carl Fassbender, and they relocated to East Lansing, Michigan where Sherri earned another degree in Dietetics from Michigan State University.

While in East Lansing, Sherri gave birth to two wonderful daughters, Katherine (Katie) and Jessica. The family moved to Woodbury, Minnesota in 1992 and Sherri completed her dietetic internship at the University of Minnesota. Sherri spent time as a dietitian, and also utilized her Medical Secretary degree as the family expanded. Emily and Eric were born in St. Paul. Minnesota rounding out the family.

Sherri touched many lives in her short time with us. Sherri was a social person, making friends with anyone she came in contact with. She was active in her church, loved family events especially around the holidays, and liked to travel to see new places and things. Sherri was an avid game player, and especially liked Scrabble. Sherri most liked singing: in church, in the car, or anywhere. Sherri enjoyed the cabin on Leech Lake, just sitting and watching the sunsets and the waves on the lake. She was extremely happy to meet her new grandson, Jaxon Wolf.

Sherri will be greatly missed by her loving husband, Carl, daughters Katie Fassbender, Jessica (Matt) Kometz, Emily (Max) Wolf, son Eric Fassbender, parents Clayton and Irene Brown, sister Stacy (Randy) Larson, brothers Greg (Jeanne) Brown, and Gerry (Alison) Brown, Mother and Father in-law Linda and David House, and Walter Fassbender, sisters-in-law Alana Brown, Lisa (Ken) Hanselman, Allison (Dave) Belanger, Mary (Rex) Tanakit, and a brother in-law Paul (Cindy) Fassbender, along with many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in heaven by her brother Gary, and grandparents.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 on Friday, June 28, 2024, at St. Ambrose of Woodbury Catholic Church in Woodbury, Minnesota. Sherri will be interred at Fort Snelling at a date to be determined.



  • Larry DuBois Posted June 7, 2024 8:55 pm

    Sorry for your loss Carl & family 🙏

  • Agneta Widell Johansson Posted June 8, 2024 9:19 am

    Sorry for your loss Carl and family.
    Thank you for al great memories Sherri.I will miss you very much my dear friend.

  • Kris Nalezny Posted June 8, 2024 9:52 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your beautiful wife, mother and grandma. May you find comfort in memories and carry her spirit with you daily. ❤️🤍💙

  • April Stewart Posted June 8, 2024 9:58 am

    My thoughts and prayers go out to your family ❤️

  • Joannie Volner Posted June 9, 2024 3:50 am

    Sherri, you were a wonderful, Daughter, Sister, Wife, and aGreat Mother to all of your children, plus you have a sweet grandson that you got to meet. I’m sure he will grow up knowing all about you. You will be loved and missed, but never forgotten! I’m sorry for your families and friends loss they will miss you so much but they will carry on because they know you will be watching over them. I’m so happier you suffer no more. So I wish you God’s speed and I know you will be signing with the angels, just do loudly so we can all hear you. I’m praying you you and your family. I hope you spread those Pennie’s in the ground so your family knows you around. God bless you Sherry until we meet again 🙏🙏😇😇🌹💐🌹💐💜♥️❤️

  • Hoang Pham Posted June 10, 2024 1:21 pm

    Carl and family: Please accept my sincere condolences for your family’s loss. May God be with you in this hour of grief. I pray for the moments of peace and comfort as you celebrate Sherri’s beautiful life and recall those special memories.

  • Rachael Mikkelsen Posted June 10, 2024 2:03 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Sherri’s passing. I had the privilege of getting to know her when Carl and my then-husband were deployed together to Iraq. She was always a joy to be around and I will miss the opportunity of getting to hear her laugh through some chance meeting somewhere.
    Thoughts are with everyone who knew her but especially you, Carl, and the kids.

  • Steve Johnson Posted June 13, 2024 1:42 pm

    My heart sank when I heard of your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family, Carl.

  • Greg Jeseritz Posted June 13, 2024 2:51 pm

    Carl and Family – I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers go to you all and hope that you can find comfort with family and faith during this time.

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