Obituary of Sherry Lynn Rozendaal (Losing)
Sherry Lynn Rozendaall (Losing) went home to our Lord and Savior on November 15, 2023. Sherry was born in Grinnell, Iowa, on December 27, 1958. A loving daughter, sister, mother, and friend. Sherry was known for her contagious smile and deep love for all.
Growing up, Sherry successfully navigated life despite being Deaf-Blind. Sherry attended the Iowa School for the Deaf (ISD) in Council Bluffs, Iowa. After graduating from ISD, Sherry then went off to Minneapolis, MN, to attend North Central University (NCBC). After marrying in 1983, Sherry had two beautiful children whom she loved deeply. Sherry served in various ministry roles across many churches, like Calvary United Pentecostal Church in Bloomington, MN. United Pentecostal Church in Oakdale, MN, and Grace Place in Saint Paul, MN. Before Sherry’s health declined, she was playing the drums for worship at Shiloah Temple in Brooklyn Park, MN. An avid bowler, a lover of arts and crafts, and adoration of listening to worship music loudly and with a deep bass, her joy was felt in every room she was in. Sherry was under the care of Ebenezer Care Center for five years and, for the past few months, alongside Health Partners Hospice. She will be missed, but her joy will continue on through all who knew her. To know Sherry is to love her.
Sherry is preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Rozendaal, of Sully, Iowa, and many other family and friends who have gone before her. Survived by her two daughters, Samantha (Jeremy) Roe- Grand Prarie, TX, and Emily (John) Nance- Kansas City, MO. Sherry is survived by her Father, Harold (Velma) Rozendaal-Sully, Iowa, and her siblings, Sandy (Brent) DeJong-Sully, Iowa, and Kevin (Kim) Rozendaal-Little Elm, Texas, and Step-Brother, Bryan (Sharla) Dieleman, of Pella Iowa. Also grateful to share her life are nieces, nephews, and many more extended family and many, many friends.
A Memorial service will be held in Sully, Iowa, at First Reformed Church on November 22, 2023. Visitation with family at 10:00 am, service at 11:00 am, and a light lunch following the service.