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OBIT: Sheri Van Oort



This news story was published on November 25, 2021.
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Sheri B. Van Oort, 58, of Garner died Saturday, November 20, 2021 at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City.

A memorial service will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, November 27, 2021 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Garner with Rev. Fr. Joseph Sevcik officiating. Inurnment will be at Concord Cemetery in Garner.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Sheri Beth Van Oort, the daughter of Donald and Jean (Hart) Auchampach, was born September 30, 1963 in Britt, Iowa. She graduated from Garner-Hayfield High School in 1982. On October 16th, 1982 she was married to Rich Van Oort at Presbyterian Church in Garner. They made their home in Garner where they raised their two daughters, Mandy and Erin. Sheri was employed at Principal Financial Group as a Client Service Associate. Sheri loved life. She enjoyed sitting on her porch reading a good book or watching the birds, always in the chair next to her was her best friend Rich. She loved cooking and trying new recipes and was well known for her famous cheesy potatoes at every family event. In the summer she loved gardening but ironically didn’t enjoy vegetables all that much. She could often be seen zipping around Garner on her scooter. Every year she looked forward to going on an antique run with her sisters-in-law that almost always resulted in another project for Rich. She was a great listener and she touched many hearts in her own special way. Her hugs were cherished. Above all was her love for her family. Her daughters and their families were her everything. She will be missed every day. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church.

Sheri is survived by her husband, Rich, of Garner; two daughters, Mandy (Marc) Goeders of Norwalk, Iowa and Erin (Mark) Van Oort of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, Kennedy and Maverick; her mother, Jean Auchampach of Garner; sister, Lori (Don) Garrard of Pella IA, brother, John (Tina) Auchampach of Elm Grove, Wisconsin; parents-in-law, Homer and June Van Oort of Garner; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Julie Fuller of Cedar Rapids, Joe Van Oort of Cedar Rapids, Rhonda (Ken) Krause of Cedar Rapids, Mike Van Oort of Garner and Mary (Jim) Fisk of Garner; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Don; sister-in-law, Leanne Van Oort; brothers-in-law, Mike Fuller and Mike Pinneke; and a nephew, Nick Pinneke.

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