Sherry was born in Valentine, Nebraska on May 7, 1950 the daughter of Lawrence and Velma (Mundt) Markus. Growing up on a ranch in southwestern South Dakota, she preferred helping her dad outdoors verse being in the kitchen with her mom. As a result, she became very handy and independent.
Sherry was the homecoming queen at her high school in Mission, SD and worked at their local bank as her first job. She graduated from Southern State College in Springfield, SD, earning a degree in Education. During her lifetime, she worked for the Rehab Center for the Blind, Nettleton Business College and finally 30 years for the Good Samaritan Society, which she truly loved. She retired from Good Sam in 2013 and cherished all the wonderful friendships she had made throughout the years.
Sherry raised her daughter, Jodi, in Harrisburg, SD and the two of them built a beautiful life together and shared a special bond. Sherry met her husband, Don, at a singles dance in 1986 and got married in 1993.
Her hobbies and spare time were spent gardening and working on the landscape, shopping, buying clothes and jewelry, interior design, watching HGTV and traveling to watch her grandkids play sports. Her greatest love was for her grandchildren, husband and daughter, family and friends. We will never forget her laugh and smile, she would light up a room! Our beloved grandma Sherry, a real-life angel on earth will be missed dearly.
She is survived by her husband, Don Olson of Sioux Falls; daughter, Jodi (Marshall) Hemiller & Bobby Hemiller of Watertown, SD and their children, Jade (Tampa, FL), Tia (Rapid City) and Tatum (Scottsdale, AZ); great granddaughter, Mataya; daughter & son-in-law, Jon and Wendy Hunkele; granddaughter, Courtney (Arizona); son & daughter-in-law, Brad and Mallory Olson; grandchildren, Hannah, Hunter and Haven (Arizona); brothers, John (Kathy) Markus and Kim (Debbie) Markus; sisters, Ila (Jack) VanDenBerg, Wyonne (late Tim) Walkling, Kyle (Ray) Roti: and many nieces and nephews
She is preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Velma Markus.