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Sheryl D. Yrjanson | Obituary

By on June 13, 2018 at 3:01 pm

Sheryl D. Yrjanson

Sheryl D. Yrjanson (nee Smith), 79, of Columbia, died June 3, 2018, at SSM St. Clare Hospital, Fenton, MO.,  peacefully surrounded by her family. 

She was born Feb. 15, 1939, in Brookings, S.D., daughter of the late Freeman O. and Vivian Smith (nee Horswill).

She was married to retired Col. Robert E. Yrjanson.

Sheryl was a member of Military Officers Association of America and Ft. Harrison (Ind.) Retired Officers Wives Club.

Surviving are her son Gary (Barbara) Yrjanson; her daughter Bethany K. (Todd) Castor; her grandson Phil (Sable) Yrjanson; her step-grandchildren Dale (Nicole) Kronk II and Amanda Kronk; and her great-grandchildren Christian and Damyen; along with other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Joel Yrjanson, and sister Dawn Lee.

Visitation and funeral services were June 9, at Leesman Funeral Home, Dupo.

At Mrs. Yrjanson’s request, cremation will take place after the services and burial will be held at a later date in South Dakota. 

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be directed to Lupus Foundation of America, 5701 Columbia Ave., St. Louis, MO, 63139; or Garden Place Senior Living, 480 DD Road, Columbia, IL, 62236.  

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