Sandra "DB" Sherry (nee Buikema)

January 24, 1950 ~ January 11, 2022 (age 71)


Sandra “DB” Sherry (née Buikema), a devoted wife, dedicated mother, and loving grandmother, passed away Jan. 11, 2022, comforted by her loving husband and partner of 49 years, Edward Sherry.

Sandy, the oldest of four siblings, was born on Jan. 24, 1950 in Gary, Indiana to her parents Harry and Marjorie (Adams) Buikema. Sandy graduated from Griffith High School. 

After marriage, Sandy and Ed bought their first home together in Griffith, Indiana where they happily raised their three boys in a community they cherished. Sandy had a successful career as a bookkeeper at VSI (Van Senus Auto Parts). She was driven and passionate about her work and loved the VSI team as if they were family. 

Over the years Ed and Sandy enjoyed life by traveling, socializing, and attending endless sporting events. Nothing made her happier than being with her family at the lake in Northwest Wisconsin, a place she visited since she was a child. After retirement she watched her family triple in size, welcoming three daughters-in-law and seven grandchildren. 

All that knew Sandy will remember her for her generosity (she loved to shop!) and pride in her immediate and extended family.

She is survived by her husband, Edward Sherry. Children, Scott (Alysha) Sherry, Mike (Jen) Sherry, Matthew (Emily) Sherry. Grandchildren, Gabi, Luke, Madi, Drew, Dexter, Dawson and Reggie. Her sisters, Nancy (Ken) Schroeder, Susie (Dave) Sims, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother Tom Buikema 

The family had a private memorial and will be planning a celebration of life at a later date for family and friends. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made directly via checks written to the Griffith High School Athletic Department.

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