Sherry Viall, 66, Sidney, Montana

 

October 18, 2023

Sherry Viall

Celebration of Life Services will be Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 10:00 A.M. at the Church of the Nazarene in Sidney, Montana with Pastor Richard Evans officiating. A luncheon will follow the service for a time of fellowship and sharing. Visitation will be Friday, October 20, 2023, from 10:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M at the Fulkerson Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Sidney, Montana. A family and friends service will be Friday, October 20, 2023, at 6:00 P.M. at the Fulkerson Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Sidney, Montana. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney, Montana is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at http://www.fulkersons.com.

Sherry was born the middle child to Robert and Wanda Weist on May 10, 1957, in Bismarck, North Dakota. As a child, Sherry would spend time with her mother Wanda in the kitchen learning how to bake and cook delicious meals, being entertained by her father Robert's unique sense of humor, and (as most middle children) being the voice of compromise for her siblings Debra and Donny.

In 1978, Sherry was disturbed by a loud get-together in a neighboring apartment and went to tell the MDU team to stop disturbing herself and the neighbors – meeting her future husband. On January 17, 1981, she married Donald Viall and continued to corral and keep him in line for the next 42 years.

Later that year, Sherry was blessed with her only son, Joshua Viall. In 1984, Don and Sherry moved to Sidney, Montana where she become a pillar of the community and joined a small group of friends that took on unique causes during her 39 years of being a Sidney resident. While living in Sidney, Sherry opened her house and heart to more than 100 foster children.

Sherry's passions were taking care of her close friends and family. She volunteered in organizations that her son was associated with such as youth bowling league, volunteering at Sidney Schools, and Sidney MT Dragging Main's fundraisers. Her love and need to care for people translated into her forcing a young store owner to leave his business for an hour everyday which started her career working at Chad's Furniture.

In 2012, Sherry underwent brain surgery for a brain aneurysm and a complication of the surgery was a serious stroke. In the following months of her rehab, she showed her determination and strength by relearning how to do the most basic of tasks. With a lot of fight and stubborn determination, Sherry was able to continue with a normal life in which she enjoyed Friday night dinners with her best friend of 30 years - Jill Christensen, cards with family, and her daily soda and drive with her husband Don.

On October 14, 2023, Sherry lost her lifelong battle with Lupus. She left all of us she touched, feeling blessed and honored to have known her.

Sherry is survived by her husband Donald Viall, son Joshua Viall (Jessica), and sister Debra Weist.

She was preceded in death by her father Robert Weist, mother Wanda Weist, and brother Donny Weist.

As the family grieves and remembers her giving nature and the fight she so bravely underwent with Lupus every day, they ask if you would like to give a donation to help with Lupus research please send a donation to: Lupus Research, 275 Madison Ave 10th Fl, New York, New York 10016.

 

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