SHERRY A. CLINTSMAN, 57, went home to be with her savior Jesus on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at her home. The Celebration of her Life will be held at 12pm on Friday, May 14, 2021 at Faith Fellowship Church, in Marshfield, WI, with visitation from 10am until the time of services. Pastor Art Scottberg, a close family friend, will be officiating. Pallbearers will be: Dan Prior, Steven Prior, Tyler Jacobson, Brad Gadke, and Westley Froeba. Burial will follow in the Loyal City Cemetery in Loyal, WI.
Sherry Ann (Froeba) Clintsman was born on March 5, 1964 in Marshfield, WI, to Herbert E. and Diana M. (Clouse) Froeba. Sherry grew up in Loyal, WI and graduated from Loyal High School in 1982, where she met and became friends with the love of her life, David John Clintsman. Dave and Sherry married on April 13, 1983 at the Assembly of God Church in Marshfield. The young newlyweds grew up together working as one to make the life and family they dreamed of in their little hometown Loyal, WI. Sherry did various jobs over her life to support their family and their dreams, including; working at the Citgo and Kikapoo gas stations in town, doing daycare, farming with her husband, working as the office manager at Camper & Recreation for many years, and most recently working at RV Workshop for the last 15 years. Everything Dave and Sherry did, they did it together to support and fund their family and their many adventures.
Dave and Sherry grew their family and had 4 children including adopting their daughter, Andrea, from China in 1996. Those 4 children have grown up into amazing adults who have all started families of their own, blessing Dave and Sherry with 8 grandchildren. Sherry loved spending time with her family and hosting holiday celebrations at their home, especially the 4th of July and her annual Halloween party for her grandkids. Anyone who knows them, knows Dave and Sherry loved their old cars too, and Sherry was a member of the Tri-County Antique Car Club and the Old Cool Car Club.
Sherry also loved traveling with Dave. They were always looking for their next new adventure. They went everywhere together, going to car shows, watching and attending drag racing events, driving or flying to visit various places across this great country, and even going to El Salvador every year from 2003 to 2019. Dave and Sherry shared a heart for missions that grew out of their experiences in China adopting their daughter. In 2003, they went with the Assembly of God churches to El Salvador for the first time and fell in love with the people, especially the kids of the Shalom Children’s Home orphanage. Together, they would spend the next 17 years helping the people there. They painted houses, helped the doctors, handed out medications and food, repaired and maintained the buses and other vehicles, and just loved on the people of El Salvador. They also sponsored several children around the world.
Their love for missions was almost as big as their love for each other and their family. Dave and Sherry had just celebrated their 38th Wedding Anniversary in April and were looking forward to their 50th, sadly Sherry’s cancer diagnosis in November 2019 cut that dream a little short despite her very courageous battle. They were always going on fun and spontaneous adventures in life. Her beautiful life was one well-lived and very loved.
Sherry fought the good fight and will be dearly missed by her husband, Dave, of Loyal; her children, David Jr. (Ashley) of Loyal, Jesse (Tiffany) of Loyal, Angela (Paul) Rinka of Owen, Andrea (Zachary) Moon of Marshfield; her 8 grandchildren, Alyssa, Reese, Austin, J.D., Dale, Lillian, Sophie and Jade; 2 sisters, Sue (Jim) Jacobson of Loyal, Stacey (Lance) Balcom of Pittsville, WI; 2 brothers, Ray (Tina) Froeba of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Bob (Joann) Froeba of Stratford, WI; and many other relatives and dear friends.
Sherry was preceded in death by her parents; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Connie and Dale Clintsman; and her grandson, Aydin Pokallus.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations for the Shalom Children’s Home Orphanage in El Salvador where Dave will continue serving in Sherry’s memory.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com.
Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, WI, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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