NLJ Staff


Nov. 11, 1964–July 18, 2021

Memorial services for Sheri Lynn Johnson, 56, of Sidney, Mont., were held, Monday, July 26, at Pella Lutheran Church in Sidney, with Pastor Tim Tharp officiating. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at   

Sheri Lynn Johnson was called home to be with her Lord on July 18, 2021. She was surrounded by her family when she earned her angel wings and forever job of watching over her beloved family.

Sheri began her adventure on earth on Nov. 11, 1964, born to parents Louie and Charlotte (Schlagel) Anvik joining three siblings, Terry, Michael and Marlys. Sheri graduated from Sidney Senior High School among the Class of ’83. She was introduced to basketball in junior high and continued to hone her skills through her high school years where she played the forward position for the Sidney Eagles for three years. 

After graduation, Sheri attended college in Rapid City, S.D. During her first summer break in 1984, her high school friend, Denise, introduced her to a guy from Wyoming. Unbeknownst to her, one of the greatest love stories began. They met in July, engaged in October, married May 25, 1985, celebrating 36 years together. 

Sheri spent time doing things she loved. She hardly ever missed a sporting event or activity of her kids, and cherished trips to the lake and playing board games with family. She perfected the Norwegian family lefse recipe and Granny’s infamous chokecherry syrup. Annual trips to the Johnson ranch in Newcastle, Wyo., were coveted, where she, Dan and the kids spent quality time with Granny and Grandpa Johnson and
brother Bill. 

In her empty nester days, Sheri found herself busy with several groups that brought the warmth of friendship and fellowship: PEO Chapter BA, Sidney Women of Today (SWOT) and the Birthday Club. She was also very involved in the Sons of Norway fair booth every year and was proud of her Norwegian heritage. 

Sheri welcomed JR Gallagher, Brady Bouchard and Leah Larson Johnson to the family as her children found their forever partners. She cherished their gatherings as a family and the planning of holiday festivities together. 

Of all titles Sheri held it was the leading role of Nana that completed her life on earth. Rhen and Chet brought such joy to her days. She cherished the time she got to spend with them and looked forward to adding more grandkids to the list.

Sheri was preceded in death by her father, Louie, Granny and Grandpa Johnson, and her grandparents. 

She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Dan; children, Amanda Jo (JR) Gallagher, Megan Lynn (Brady) Bouchard, and Matthew Walter (Leah) Johnson; grandchildren, Rhen Louiese Gallagher and Chet Daniel Bouchard; her mother, Charlotte; siblings, Terry (MJ) Anvik, Mike Anvik, Marlys Anvik, Bill Johnson; and many nieces and nephews. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations are made to Pella Lutheran Church and PEO Chapter BA.

The family requests that those who attend the funeral wear light and bright colors.




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