Sheryl “Sherri” Arenz


Sheryl “Sherri” Arenz, 68, of Bismarck, passed away surrounded by her loving family on May 23, 2024, at Sanford Health, Bismarck

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at First Lutheran Church, Mandan, ND.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, May 28, 2024, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Bismarck Funeral Home, with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service.

Sherri was born June 27, 1955 to Tony and V. Marlene (Carlson) Dasenko in Bismarck.  She was the oldest of three daughters.

Sherri attended school in Mandan, graduating from Mandan High School in 1973.  She was a stay-at-home mom until herboys started school.  She then started her long banking career at Capital Credit Union.  Sherri continued in banking, working at Mandan Security Bank, First Southwest Bank/Starion Bank, in various roles before becoming a mortgage loan officer at Starion Bank in Mandan. She then worked for Lewis and Clark Regional Development Council as the Community Works Housing Program Director and later for American Bank Center/Bravera Bank as an Underwriter until she retired in 2021.

Sherri met the love of her life, the neighbor boy, Roger Arenz, while in High School.  Their 53-year relationship started at the age of 16 and they married at the age of 21 on June 5, 1976. They had two sons and 5 grandchildren; they were the light of her life.  She was a very proud loving mother and grandma.

One of Sherri’s greatest loves was being with her family and friends.  Nothing put a smile on her face more than having all of her children and grandchildren gathered together.

Sherri and Roger spent many summers at their cabin on Lake Sakakawea and also spent the last few winters after retirement in Florida.  She always enjoyed driving from North Dakota to Florida because it gave them the opportunity to stop along the route to see family and friends.

Sherri was preceded in death by her parents, Tony and Marlene Dasenko; and her mother and father-in-law, Clyde and Ollie Arenz.

Sherri is survived by her husband of 48 years, Roger Arenz; her sons, Joseph Arenz (Amy) and Jonathan Arenz (Kelly Hudalla); her beloved grandchildren, Jordon, Jayden, Zakk, Sofie and Ezra; sisters, Barb Dasenko and Pam Adams (Michael); and nieces, nephews, and many friends.




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RIP my friend !

We are so sorry for your loss…..

Thinking and praying for all of you during your time of loss.

Roger and family I am so sorry for your loss. We got to visit a bit at our class reunion 2023 she will be so missed. My thoughts and prayers for all of you.

Roger, Joseph, Jonathan and family,
So sorry for you loss of Sherri, I graduated with Sherri and it was so nice to have a visit with her at the banquet night@ our 50th Class reunion in 2023.
I also knew Sherri as we attended Christ the King Grade school and her mother, Marlene played pinochle with my mom so sometimes our moms would have coffee together and we would go to their home or vice-versa our house.. I always enjoyed times with her growing up. She was a precious woman with a great heart. You are in our prayers and thoughts.Will be thinking of you all on Wednesday 5/29th.
My condolences to Barb and Pam

We are so very sorry to hear this sad news, many prayers of comfort and peace to the family. Sherri, your smiling face will be missed at the Dam Bar & Steakhouse.
Jeff & Jody Reinke

Sorry for your loss! Sherri and I became friends working together at Bill’s Super Valu and continued that friendship while I was on the Mandan Fire Dept. with Roger. Enjoyed many visits with her. She is now resting with God.

I knew Sherri through my job at housing finance and would regularly see her at the agency’s events. I always enjoyed visiting with Sherri and appreciated her honest candor. She was a great lady. My condolences to her family.