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August 13, 1936 - November 1, 2016

In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service will take place at a later date.

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Age 80, passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, with family at her side. Sherry was born in Sioux City, IA, on August 13, 1936, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Rose Sabin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her in-laws, Henry and Lauretta Vigen and a sister, Karen. Sherry was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be missed. She had a strong faith and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She was actively involved with The Arc Community Advocates, serving as a board member for many years of her life. Sherry loved socializing and enjoyed playing bridge in her bridge league and with the couples of her neighborhood group; she loved theater, music, shopping and parties. She also loved being around water, specifically the Great Lakes and in the sun. She treasured the memories that were made at the Beach Haus in Traverse City for many summers with her family. Above all Sherry loved her family and her friends and she leaves them with the legacy of a life well lived. On January 28, 1955, she married her husband, William Lewis Vigen, who survives. She is also survived by two sons, Michael (Lori) Vigen and Billy Vigen; three grandchildren, Tom (Alexandra), AJ (Brittanty Hall) and Ben LaFeldt; a niece who was like a daughter to her, Laurie (Stoddard) Lafeldt; a sister, Susan, and many wonderful friends that were like family to her.