To view a livestream of the service access https://www.youtube.com/zionlutheranchurchminot

To view the flowers from Sherry’s service, click here: Sherry Leslie Flowers

Sheryl ‘Sherry’ D. Leslie, 79, Burlington, died Friday, June 3, 2022, in her home.

Sherry was born March 31, 1943, in New Rockford, ND to Douglas and Margaret ‘Peggy’ (Parsons) Olson. She grew up in New Rockford and graduated from New Rockford High School in 1961. Sherry attended the Trinity School of Nursing in Minot, earning designation as a registered nurse in 1964. She completed her B.S.N. Degree at the University of Mary, Bismarck in 1985.

Sherry’s 45-year career in nursing started at Minot’s First District Health Unit as a Registered Nurse. She moved to the hospital setting soon after serving at Trinity Health as a floor nurse and later St. Joseph’s Hospital as a hospice nurse. She returned to Trinity and served 19 years as the head of Trinity Hospice. Sherry concluded her career as part-time faculty at Minot State University in 2008, teaching students about Grief, Death and Dying.

Sherry was united in marriage to Gary Leslie on October 25, 1968. They were blessed with three children.  They made their home in rural Burlington.

Sherry was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Minot, where she served as a Sunday School Teacher and volunteered for many activities. She was a member of LaSertoma, Sigma Theta Tau International (Honor Society of Nursing) and the Minot Duplicate Bridge Club earning the distinguished Bridge Director and Life Master designations. She was a valued member of the YWCA, Minot Moose Lodge and Souris Valley Birding Club. Sherry was an Eagle Award Recipient and was honored as a nominee for the Women of Distinction Award.

Sherry will be remembered for her kind and gentle spirit and ability to provide comfort for all who were in her care during her career.  She will be missed deeply by all who were blessed to share in her life.

Sherry is survived by: her loving husband of 53 years, Gary T. Leslie, Burlington; children Marc Leslie, Fargo, ND and Jenifer Leslie, Dickinson, ND; siblings, Richard (Ann) Olson, Midland, MI, Janice (Dave) Rogers, Erie, CO and Rusty Olson, Germantown, TN along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Sherry was preceded in death by her parents, son David and sister-in-law Melinda Olson.

Celebration of Life service: Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.in Zion Lutheran Church, Minot. To view a livestream of the service access https://www.youtube.com/zionlutheranchurchminot
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, ND
Visitation: Wednesday, June 8th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials are preferred to Zion Lutheran, Trinity Cancer Care or Trinity Hospice.


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