Sheri Lorraine Jahner, age 35, passed away the foggy morning of November 5th, 2012 at her home in Dallas, Texas after a hard fought battle with cancer. She was the loving daughter of Larry and Julie (Alwin) Wesson, and was born in Caribou, Maine. Sheri attended college at UW-River Falls where she received a degree in teaching and continued on to teach and make friends at a charter school in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Sheri met the love of her life, Eric Jahner, in 1999 while working part-time to pay for college at Arby’s in Hudson, Wisconsin, and they were married in 2001 in Grand Marais, Minnesota on the shores of Lake Superior.
Her greatest passion was her children whom she began sewing for when they were still in diapers. Over the years she graduated to making shirts and dresses while she gave Reese and Eli a home school education. She longed to explore the globe and, after extensive research of the Khmer people, accomplished her dream travel destination of Cambodia in March of 2012.
Sheri began her blog, I’m Sorry for Cursing, as a young female with rectal cancer with the intent that it assist others and detailed her journey battling the disease. Sheri is survived by her husband Eric; her children Reese and Eli; her parents Larry and Julie; her sister Amanda; her father and mother in-law Mike and Pat; her sisters-in-law Terri, Sarah and Katie. She is further survived by countless friends and other relatives that have helped her physically, emotionally and spiritually through her battle with cancer.
Sheri has requested her ashes be scattered in the Dry Tortugas National Park outside of Key West, Florida. A celebration of life is will be scheduled for March, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.