Sherri Kae Sheets

February 25, 1961May 25, 2018

Sherri Kae Sheets, 57, of Chandler, AZ, passed away peacefully May 25th, after a courageous battle with Cancer. She was surrounded by her loving sons, family and dear friends. Sherri was born February 25, 1961 to Carolyn and James McAllister in Sioux Falls, SD. She graduated from Garretson High School in 1979 and immediately knew she wanted to be a nurse. She attended nursing school in South Dakota and Arizona.

She moved to the Phoenix area in 1987 and worked at several area hospitals and went on to become a VP of Nursing at the Arizona Heart Hospital in Tucson, AZ. Later she returned to the Phoenix area and became the Regional Manager of Clinical Services at AKDHC in Phoenix. She then went to her next opportunity at the Drip Room in Scottsdale, AZ. She was dedicated to helping others not only in healthcare but in any way she could. Encouraging and helping several people to seek a healthcare profession. Sherri was very committed to her sons, Michael and Logan. Making it a point, no matter what, that they talk daily and have “Sunday Get-Togethers”. Never missing a chance to spend time with them. She was a dreamer and lover of life and always loved to spend time with her loving friends and family. She will be greatly missed by all!

Sherri is survived by her loving sons, Michael Sheets and Logan Heath both of Chandler, her mother Carolyn Mittendorf of Sioux Falls, SD, her sister Darla Potratz (Jim) of Sioux Falls, step-brother Craig Mittendorf (Brenda) of Sioux Falls, SD, AJ Mittendorf of British Columbia, Canada, Katy Wolfe (Cliff) of Sioux Falls, SD. Uncles and aunts, Larry Reit (Karen) of Manning, SC, Loren Reit (Denise) of Spencer, IA, Kevin Reit (Jayne) of Omaha, NE, Royce Reit (Marian) of Renner, SD, Judy Ford (Wayne) of Newport News, VA, Craig Snelling (Deb) of Sioux Falls, SD. Several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her grandparents Richard and Sanna Rist, step father Jerry Mittendorf, uncles David Reit, Mike Rist and aunt Barb Rist.

A Celebration of Sherri's Life will be held Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm at Val Vista Lakes, 1600 E, Lakeside Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85234. If you would like to send flowers, please have them delivered to Lakeshore Mortuary no later than 3pm on Saturday, June 2.


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, June 3, 2018

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Jean Zwahr

June 3, 2018

I have known Sherri since 1982 when we first met at LPN school at SEAVTS in Sioux Falls, SD. We then went onto RN school at USD together. I will never forget her love for her self, family and friends. She was beautiful inside and out. I will miss my friend Sherri very much. I believe we will meet again someday. Sending my love to Darla and her two boys and family. I would of loved to come for her celebration today. You will live on forever in my heart. 😔😘

Laura Crawford

May 31, 2018

I had the pleasure to work with Sherri at AKDHC for several years. She was my boss, but she was someone you could actually talk to and she made you feel like your problem really mattered and she would do all she could to fix the problem.

Sherri, you will be sadly missed and I just grateful that I got the privilege to meet and work with you. We will see each other again on the other side.

Karen Peterson-Cero

May 28, 2018

I met Sherri through Melody & Vickie and Shared Many Treasured Memories through Out the Years. The 4 of Us enjoyed a 7 day Caribbean Cruise and in August of 2016 I was Blessed to share a 17 day vacation to the Mediterranean. We met up in Atlanta and flew to Athens Greece for 3 days also meeting Melody & Dale there. From there we enjoyed a 10 day cruise to Rhodes, Malta, Sicily, Naples (Capri/Pompeii ),Rome, Florence /Pisa, Marseilles and ending in Barcelona Spain for 3 more nights . It was a Trip of a Lifetime. Every place we visited had Breathtaking Views and the History was Unexplainable. Sherri had such a Beautiful Golden Heart for Helping Others and her main priority of taking care of her Boys Michael and Logan. My God Wrap his Arms Around Michael, Logan, Darla, Mom and All her Other Family and Friends to Help Ease Your Pain. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. .Love You Sherri, Until We Meet Again. ..Your Friend Karen.