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Sherry Zinn (1954-2017)


Posted By: volunteer (email)
Date: 3/11/2017 at 11:44:23

Sherry A. Zinn, 62, of Spencer, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 at her home. 

Memorial services will be Saturday, March 11, at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church in Spencer. Visitation will take place Friday, March 10, from 5-8 p.m. at First Congregational Church in Spencer. Memorials may be designated to the Center of Academic Excellence at Buena Vista University, Spencer Hospice or the Spencer School Foundation.

Sherry Ann Courtright was born April 20, 1954 in Storm Lake, the daughter of Floyd and Ruby (Thompson) Courtright.

She attended school in Storm Lake, graduating from Storm Lake High School in 1972. Sherry continued her education at Buena Vista University where she earned a degree in Criminology and Sociology in 1976.

On May 2, 1981, Sherry was united in marriage to William “Bill” Zinn in Spencer. Together, they were blessed with two children, Andrew and Hanna.

Sherry was a member of First Congregational Church in Spencer where she accompanied the choir for over 30 years.

Sherry was always willing to share her musical talents with many people throughout her life. She loved playing the piano, accompanying the middle school choirs and playing percussion for the Spencer Municipal Band.

Reading, crocheting, baking with her children and watching NCIS and Blue Bloods were a few of Sherry’s favorite pastimes. Most of all, Sherry loved being a wife and mother. Her selfless nature and kind heart will be remembered by all those who knew and loved her.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 35 years, Bill Zinn of Spencer; children: Andrew Zinn of Ida Grove; Hanna Zinn of Spencer; Andrew (Rachel) Wade and their children, Ethan and Hannah of Perth, Australia; sister, Sue (Wayne) Prunty of Cherokee; nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; extended family and friends.

Sherry was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Ruby Courtright.

From Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home


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