Sherri’s funeral service began at 10:00 a.m. MST on Monday, May 20, 2019, in the Martin Activities Center in Martin, S.D. Interment was held in the Martin Cemetery. Visitation with family present was held from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. MST in the Martin Activities Center on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Kahler Funeral Home. www.kahlerfh.com
Sheryl “Sherri” Ann Kuxhaus was born on January 23, 1958, in Gordon, Neb., to Willard and Dorothy (Nelson) Kuxhaus. She grew up on a farmstead then resided in Swett, west of Martin. She attended Central Elementary School in the western part of Bennett County until the eighth grade when she attended Bennett County High School. She graduated from BCHS in 1976. She married Larry Livermont on May 29, 1976. The couple made their home near Vetal. Larry worked at his family ranch and the couple owned and operated the Dustbuster Taven from 1981-1994.
Growing up, Sherri developed a passion for the outdoors and a genuine love for all of God’s creatures. She enjoyed horses and working alongside her father on their farm/ranch. She was a hard headed, free spirit who found purpose in hard work and caring for others. She met her husband to-be at age 16, in the parking lot of the Bennett County high school and thus began a 45 year journey. The couple was blessed with a love and dedication that could not be matched. They raised two children who became the center of their world and raised them to understand the meaning of true love, dedication, and God’s presence. After she and Larry settled in on their acreage north of Vetal, Sherri was able to focus on her God given talents which included cooking, photography, crafting, woodworking, gardening, canning, and a host of many other gifts which are too many to be named. Her sense of purpose was sowing the land and sharing her fruits with those she adored. She was a woman who hated a crowd but loved the company of people, which was demonstrated best in her commitment to her friends, family, and neighbors. She loved a good get together and was a ‘master organizer’. She appreciated simplicity, efficiency, and common sense. Those who knew her well appreciated her listening ear and her sound advice. Her happy place was chasing storms, studying the weather, and snuggling up by a cozy fire with Larry. Sherri would eventually be blessed with five grandchildren who were the new light of her life. A close second were the animals she raised and loved. There are no words to describe the mold of life this lady broke and the mark she left on her family and friends.
Sherri passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, under hospice after a short battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her husband, children, and her very special sister, Konnie. She was 61 and preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lorri Phillips; her sister-in-law, Tammy Novotny; and mother-in-law, Micki Livermont.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 42 years, Larry Livermont, Martin; son, Chris (Sarah) Livermont, Brookings; daughter, Tiffany (Ross) Brende, Dell Rapids; her five grandchildren, Tyler and Hannah Livermont, Jace, Brooks and Jax Brende; her siblings, Monty (Cathy) Kuxhaus, Roscoe, Ill., William (Barb) Kuxhaus, Martin, David (Roxanne) Kuxhaus, Rapid City; and sister, Konnie (Kenny) Boomer, Martin; her father-in-law, Wayne Livermont of Martin, brothers-in-law, Steve (Paula) Livermont, Martin, Dean Livermont, Martin, Tom Livermont, Rapid City, and Stuart (Tracee) Livermont, Martin and her many nieces, nephews, friends and extended relatives.
The family requests that memorials be directed to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in honor of her grandson, Jace. www.jdrf.org