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Sheryl L. GullicksonROSLYN – Sheryl L. Gullickson 71, of Roslyn passed away Saturday August 20, 2016 at Strand Kjorsvig Living Center in Roslyn. A memorial service will be 2:00 P.M. Friday August 26, 2016 at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster, Pastor Janet Johnson will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Roslyn Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the memorial service. Sheryl Lee Gullickson was born on Tuesday May 22, 1945 to Sidney and Lovella (Grinager) Gullickson at Webster, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed at Roslyn Lutheran Church in Roslyn, South Dakota. She attended school in Roslyn and was crowned Miss Roslyn in 1962. In 1963, she graduated as valedictorian at RHS. After high school she furthered her education at Presentation School of Nursing in Aberdeen, South Dakota and graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1966. Her nursing career took her to numerous states across the United States including, Nebraska, Colorado, Massachusetts, Montana, South Dakota, and Alaska. Sheryl spent the majority of her career as a transplant surgical nurse. She retired from nursing after 18 dedicated years in various medical centers across Alaska, the last four being at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. After retirement, she returned to Roslyn to be with her mother, Lovella. Sheryl had a special bond with her mother. One was always with the other! The two enjoyed attending various events in the area, but especially Roslyn Viking sporting events! Lovella passed away in October 2015. Sheryl remained living at their home in Roslyn until June of 2016, when she moved to Strand Kjorsvig Living Center in Roslyn. Sheryl will be greatly missed by her brothers, Orrin (Carol) Gullickson of Centennial, CO and Dr. Dale (Donna) Gullickson of Centerville, OH. She is also survived by four nephews, Jon, Lee T., Adam, and Kevin Gullickson. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister-in-law Donna Gullickson.
May the family find comfort in loving memories, and in knowing that God is "close to those that are broken at heart; and he saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18) Our loving Creator, Jehovah God, has promised to soon "swallow up death forever...and wipe the tears from all faces" (Isaiah 25:8). With deepest sympathy. For more scriptural encouragement, visit jw.org.
T. Kelly Oct 10 2016 12:00 AM
Sheryl was my "forever" childhood and adult friend. We played together everyday when we were young. In our adult lives it was like we had never been apart when we got to visit and be with each other. She took such wonderful care of her mother and would also keep an eye on my mother too. Rest in peace my beautiful friend. Heaven has another angel to watch over us. I will miss you until we meet again in our Savior's arms. Carin Loseth Crosby
Carin (Loseth) Crosby Aug 22 2016 12:00 AM
My sincerest condolences to the family. Losing a loved one in death is painful. It is such times like this that we should look to the Almighty God for comfort. Psalm 34:18 says, "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." May your reflection on this promise and your many fond memories give you the strength you need to endure this difficult time. (Psalm 46:1)
Cheryl D. Aug 22 2016 12:00 AM
Sheryl will be missed by all of her cousins. I have so many fond childhood memories of when we celebrated birthdays and holidays together, when I stayed at her house and she let me ride her bike or be in her room playing with her dolls or admiring her pretty clothes. I remember her as a majorette and Snow Queen. I was always pleased to say I was related to her. We had some great conversations as adults when we returned to South Dakota to visit Lovella and Sheryl. She took care of her mother until she passed last October and we all thank her for her loving care. First cousin ,Karen Grinager Hagerman
Karen Hagerman Aug 21 2016 12:00 AM
Sheryl was a beautiful woman-- inside and out. I so enjoyed visiting Sheryl and Lovella when I came home to Roslyn. Just had a great visit with her in the Roslyn post office this last May. I remember as a youngster when Sheryl was a nursing student in Aberdeen and was crowned Miss Presentation. She was so intelligent, kind and a good friend. Nancy Monson
Nancydee27@yahoo.com Aug 21 2016 12:00 AM
I am Sheryl's cousin and we were close. I just visited her and her mother (also just passed now) last year in Roslyn. She was a sweet lady and in our wedding. I will remember vacations when we were young.. She will be missed. Marlys Murschel Treffry
Marlys Treffry Aug 20 2016 12:00 AM