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Sherri Eggert

August 22, 2018

Sherri Ann Eggert (nee Monahan), 75, of Grant Park, and formerly of Lansing, passed away Monday (Aug. 20, 2018).

Surviving are her beloved husband for the past 54 years, Jack Eggert. She was the loving mother of John M. (Amy) Eggert; cherished grandmother of Lexie J. Eggert; and fond aunt to Julie Radzijeski and Scott Brown.

Preceding her in death were her parents, John and Florence “Frankie” Monahan; aunt, Minnie Jongsma; and many other aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, also at the funeral home, with the Rev. David Price officiating. Burial will be in Oak Glen Cemetery, Lansing.

Sherri graduated from Thornton Fractional South High School in 1960, then graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1964 with a degree in elementary education. She furthered her education and received her master’s degree in library science and media management in 1974 from Governors State University. Sherri was a loving and devoted teacher for 40 years at Sunny Brook School District 171, where she taught at Nathan Hale School. It was there that Sherri took pride in helping children reach their total potential.

She had a giving spirit and volunteered her time at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Grant Park, where she taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. She enjoyed keeping in contact with her high school friends, and she would volunteer her time on the high school reunion committee and made sure all her friends and classmates knew about the upcoming events. Sherri belonged to a group of 12 wonderful women who met in high school and kept in touch over the years. They valued each others’ friendship, and each friend would take a turn and host a luncheon, just to spend time together and keep in touch. Sherri was loved by many and will be deeply missed, her family said.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley, 482 Main St. NW, Bourbonnais, IL 60914, or the American Diabetes Association, 55 E. Monroe St. #3420, Chicago, IL 60603.

Please sign her online guestbook at schroederlauer.com.

(Pd)

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