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Sharon “Sherry” Lee Hough Burton,75

Sharon “Sherry” Lee Hough Burton,75, of East Grand Forks, MN, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.

Sherry was born Dec. 22, 1941 in Bremerton, WA, the daughter of Earl & Marian (Hagness) Keller.

She grew up and attended schools in Grand Forks, graduating from GF Central in 1959.

She married Dale Burton on Jan. 12, 1963, of East Grand Forks, MN.  Together they made their home in East Grand Forks. 

Sherry worked at Griffiths in the credit office and also ran a daycare from her home while raising her four children.

She was an avid Sioux hockey fan, enjoyed going to grandchildren’s games, Friday night dinners, going to Florida in March, card club, camping, casinos, country music shows and decorating her home for all holidays. 

She is survived by her children, Brenda (Gene) Vasek of Sanford, Florida, Brian (Patty) Burton of EGF, Lori (Jeff) Westrem of EGF and Carrie (Jeff) Clemetson of Grand Forks; grandchildren, Bryan Vasek, Blake Vasek, Jordan Vasek, Heather (Christian) Faust, Casey Burton, Andrew Westrem, Jared Westrem and Karlee Jo Westrem, Logan Clemetson, Landen Clemetson; great-grandchild, Lucas; sisters, Laurie (Gary) Siemens of Palm Desert, CA, and Barb (Jim) Brodahl of Hanna, WY.

Sherry is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dale and a sister, Judy.

Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 3, 2017 at First Lutheran Church 203 5th St NW in East Grand Forks, MN.

Visitation: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service on Sunday, April 2 at Amundson Funeral Home 2975 S. 42nd St. Grand Forks, ND. Visitation will continue the hour prior to the service at the church.

Inurnment: (At a later date) Resurrection Cemetery, East Grand Forks, MN.

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