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Sheryl Marie (Halvorsen) Matson, age 64, of Kiester, MN received her angel wings on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at St. John's Lutheran Home in Albert Lea, MN. As per her wishes, she donated her body to science. A Celebration of life honoring Sheryl will be held Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Kiester Legion beginning at 5:00 PM. Sheryl's family requests you wear purple clothing, as it was her favorite color. Also, if you would bring a "treasure" to share at Bingo, a written memory for the scrapbook-and/or a picture the family hasn't seen, it would be much appreciated! There will be food, Bingo (her favorite), a DJ and fun! Interment will be in the Emmons Cemetery after her gift has been complete. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family. A memorial fund has been established in Sheryl's name at First State Bank in Kiester if you wish to donate to.

Sheryl Marie was born in Albert Lea, MN, the eldest child of 11 children born to Paul and Rose Marie (Armstrong) Halvorsen. She was raised on the farm outside of Emmons and attended country school and later graduated from Kiester High school, the class of 1970. Sheryl married Kirk Fure in 1971 and the couple moved to Elburn, IL. This union was blessed with Chad, Jeremy and Shana. Kirk and Sheryl later divorced and Sheryl and the kids returned to Kiester, where she remained until her passing. Sheryl attended college in Austin and worked tirelessly as a single mother to become a Registered Nurse. She obtained her degree and worked nights at Naeve Hospital (Mayo Health System) for over 32 years. Her kind, compassionate heart helped so many.

Sheryl was involved in her community throughout the years by being a member of Jaycees and First Lutheran Church. She and the kids enjoyed delivering May Day baskets and she loved being the Easter bunny for many years. Sheryl also helped with activities and fundraisers in Kiester. Sheryl was later married to Charles "Chuck" Matson until his passing in 2009. Sheryl enjoyed treasure hunting, Bingo with daughter, Shana, watching the Minnesota Twins and Vikings, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune on TV. She enjoyed happy hour with her cousin Julie Elvebak.

She is survived by her children: Chad Fure (Leah Wittmer) of Hayward, MN, Jeremy Fure of Kiester, and Shana (husband Scott) Iverson of Albert Lea, MN; grandchildren: Elisha, Amanda, Isaiah and Cameron Iverson; Evan and Ava Fure; 6 great-grandchildren: Skyler, Riley and Destiney Staloch; Savanna and Mason Iverson; and Uriah O'Reilly; former husband, Kirk (Lesia) Fure of Kiester; siblings: Dawn (Doug) Dean, Suzanne Peterson, Lynn Halvorsen, Mary Robinson, Linda (Marty) Hovland, Brenda Finken, Paula Halvorsen, Josh (Jenny) Halvorsen; several nieces, nephews and friends and a special cousin and friends: Julie Elvebak, Roger Oldfather and Patty Meyer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Chuck Matson, 2 brothers: Todd and Kent; best friend, Cathy Braun, her first love, Randy Braund; brother-in-law: Michael Finken, nephew, Danny Halvorsen, and Gordy Meyer.

Rest in Peace Sheryl, your shift is over, your work is done. Your skill, kindness and compassion will never be forgotten by your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.