Sherry Lynn Seelhoff

December 8, 1964January 1, 2019

Sherry was a dedicated and loving wife and mother, who gave herself fully to her family and friends. Her kindness and generosity touched everyone she met, leading to recognition for her service with volunteer organizations. She was loving and loved, and her memory will be carried by all she knew.

Sherry passed away quietly and unexpectedly in her sleep as the new year began. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Gregg Seelhoff; sons, James Seelhoff (Meredith Baumann) and William Seelhoff-Ely (Sandy Seelhoff-Ely); sister, Melissa Short; mother-in-law, Margot Hellerman (Lance Hellerman); sister-in-law, Lori Seelhoff; niece, Heather Joswik; half-sisters-in-law, Angelina Hellerman and Andrea Hellerman (Jim Arnold); half-brother-in-law, Samuel Hellerman; two half-nieces, one half-nephew, and innumerable friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Theresa Short; her father, Wyman Richard Short and her father-in-law, Gerald Norman Seelhoff.

Sherry lived her life with empathy and passion, and had an infectious spirit. She enjoyed hiking, camping, canoeing, dancing, reading, hosting game nights, playing trivia, watching movies, and listening to music. She loved laughing with friends and family. She would want to be remembered by those she loved continuing to participate in her favorite activities and striving for the ideals and compassionate causes in which she believed.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Sherry's name to Sierra Club, 109 E. Grand River, Lansing, MI 48906, ACLU of Michigan, 2966 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48201 and/or Planned Parenthood, 300 N. Clipert St., Suite 6, Lansing, MI 48912.

Celebration of Life at Gorsline Runciman East Chapel, 1730 E. Grand River, East Lansing, Saturday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. Visitation before service at 1 p.m.

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Amy Ann Moore

January 13, 2019

Dear Seelhoff Family,
I am sorry for your loss. I remember Sherry as a progressive female involved in Scouting leadership. I was Committee Chair when she served as Scoutmaster. We camped one weekend a month for many years together.
Today I performed a Plenary Indulgence for the Repose of Sherry’s soul. As a Catholic, we believe that this sends souls to heaven. This was performed 1/13/2019 at Church of the Resurrection Parish in Lansing.
Blessings and peace to all.

Nancy Fisher

January 6, 2019

My husband and I enjoyed a day with Gregg and Sherry in Los Angeles doing a tour of the city three years ago. My brother Kevin Melvin and his wife Rhonda are good friends with Gregg and Sherry so we met her thru them. It was a wonderful fun filled day and they survived being surrounded by our crazy family that day. She is gone much to soon and in her memory and that of other friends who are gone we continue to make sure we make every day count and enjoy life to its fullest as we know they would have. Deepest condolences to all of her friends and family.

Nora Allen-Fleury

January 6, 2019

Sherry was not only my cousin but my friend. Prayers for strength to Gregg, her children, Melissa, and all those that loved her for being herself.

Karen Seelhoff

January 5, 2019

I loved Sherry’s spirit, her sense of humor, her passion for justice. I enjoyed sharing her playful moments of self expression changing hair colors. Her life was full with joy of family and fierce defending of the defenseless and powerless. Her spirit will continue to shine bright in those she shared her life with.