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Sheryl Marie (Strommen) Menard

May 10, 1938 ~ January 8, 2021 (age 82)


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Sheryl M. Menard, age 82 of Cottage Grove, died peacefully on January 8, 2021 at Our Lady of Peace in St. Paul.

Sheryl was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on May 10, 1938 to Arthur and Ethel Strommen.  She grew up in St. Paul with her brothers Eugene and Gerald and attended St. Joseph’s Academy.  She married Ronald Menard in 1960 and they made their home in Cottage Grove where they raised their children.  Sheryl worked for School District 833 as an administrative assistant for many years.  Sheryl loved to stay active by doing her regular workouts at Curves followed by coffee time with friends.  She enjoyed shopping and was known to be a fond admirer of her shoe collection.  Sheryl also enjoyed puzzle books and was an avid listener of Elvis’ music.

She is survived by her beloved children Lugene (Dan) Werner, Renee (Terry) Kelly, Steven (Mary), Paul (Jan); 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband Ronald; grandson Steven W. Werner; parents Arthur and Ethel Strommen and brothers Eugene and Gerald.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 am, Thursday, January 14, 2021 at The Church of St. Rita, 8694 80th Street S., Cottage Grove with visitation prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th Street S., Cottage Grove. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Midwest Special Services in Oakdale.  Masks will be REQUIRED at all events.

LIVESTREAM INFORMATION:  For those who would like to participate in Sheryl's service via livestream, you can watch the service on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 11:00 am.  It can be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of this page, and "CLICK PLAY" to begin.  Please leave a message of support on our Tribute Wall or complete the HeartStrings message form to let the family know you were able to watch the service.  If you are having troubles with the Livestream, the service will be available to watch later in the day.

While maintaining social distancing guidelines, we are now able to accommodate gatherings while abiding to a 50% capacity at the facility. The use of face masks by attendees is required at indoor events, and we will continue taking the necessary steps to keep your families safe. Expressions of sympathy during this time can be left on the condolences page available on the obituary portion on our website. We also encourage you to view the video tribute once it becomes available or complete the HeartStrings online sympathy page with the link above.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Sheryl Marie (Strommen) Menard, please visit our floral store.

Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday


Graveside Service At Ft. Snelling on Friday


January 14, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Kok Funeral Home - Cottage Grove
7676 - 80th Street S
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Mass of Christian Burial
January 14, 2021

11:00 AM
Church of St. Rita (Cottage Grove)

Graveside Service
January 15, 2021

9:00 AM
Fort Snelling National Cemetery

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