Sherry Lee Seiver Maus, 70

Published 9:40 am Wednesday, January 21, 2015

On Jan. 17, 2015, Sherry Lee Seiver Maus, 70, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died peacefully at her home in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.



Sherry was born Nov. 7, 1944, in Austin. She loved America, life and family. Above all, she loved God. She served the Lord as a Eucharistic minister and through Perpetual Adoration at Pax Christi Catholic Church; Meals on Wheels, The American Heart Association, and the Community Clothesline. She enjoyed her work as a certified nursing assistant at the Rochester Health Care. Her favorite days were spent at the cabin on Cedar Lake or at big family gatherings and holidays, especially Christmas. She was the first to arrive and last to leave a family party. She taught us Jesus is her best friend, and her attitude was always positive. She fought the good fight, giggling all the way, demonstrating strength in the face of adversity.

If you ever have an opportunity to care for someone who needs you, take it. The blessings, love and life lessons received in return are beyond measure.

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Sherry is survived by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; daughter, Terese (Daniel) Blakeslee, and grandchildren: Heather (Ryan) Sands, Thomas (Raafia) Blakeslee and Megan (Jacob) Cahak, and great-grandchildren: Blake Sands and Gretchen Cahak; daughter, Tammie Sutphen, and grandson, Joshua Sutphen; and son, Jamie (April) Brudwick, and granddaughter, Hailey Brudwick. She is further survived by her stepmother, Mrs. Don (Millie) Seiver; and siblings: Larry Seiver, Don (Sharon) Maiden, Rick Seiver, Beverly (Lon) Skalicky, Joseph Seiver; sister-in-law, Janet (James) Seiver; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Don and Exie Mae (nee Cornelius) Seiver; and her brother, James (Seiver).

A private memorial will be held for Sherry at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Menasha, Wisconsin. A funeral mass and celebration of her life will be held at Pax Christi Catholic Church in Rochester, when the lilacs bloom. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Perpetual Adoration and Eucharistic ministries of Pax Christi Catholic Church in Rochester, or St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Menasha, Wisconsin.

Our family wishes to thank Dr. Aksamit of Mayo Clinic Neurology, Dr. Mattio of the Neuroscience Group, UW Oshkosh College of Nursing, and the nurses and staff of Evergreen Retirement Community in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for their kind, compassionate care. Sherry considered all of them to be her friends.

Please join us in the prayer of St. Francis: Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace; Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is error, the truth; Where there is doubt, the faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; And where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; To be understood, as to understand; To be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; It is in pardoning that we are pardoned; And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.