In loving memory of

Sheryl "Sherry" Sieren
February 8, 1945 - December 30, 2020

WASHINGTON-Sheryl Jean Sieren of Washington, Iowa passed away on December 30, 2020 at the age of 75.
Sherry was born to Elmer Richard Dumont and Verna Irene Colbert on February 8, 1945. She grew up on a farm near Ollie, Iowa and would tell many stories of her adventures milking the cows, feeding the chickens, riding horses and playing with the cats as a child. After graduating from Pekin High School in 1963 she went to Mercy School of Nursing in Iowa City where she received her RN license. She married Francis Sieren in 1966 and was married for 25 years. They lived on a farm in Wellman, Iowa where they raised seven children and she worked at Parkview Manor Nursing Home as an RN and Director of Nursing. She earned her Master's of Health Administration license and spent the rest of her career in the role of Administrator/Director of Nursing in several different nursing homes in Southeast Iowa before retiring in Washington, Iowa.
Throughout her life she loved to bake, sew, cross-stitch and was rarely seen without a crossword puzzle nearby. She always had a craft project in the works to be given as a gift or donated to a local organization. Her family could always count on her to hem pants or fix a dress, sew a costume or make a quilt. She loved to attend family gatherings and would often have a special handmade gift for her grandchildren on their birthdays and Christmas. She was an active member of St. James Catholic Church in Washington. During retirement she volunteered many hours at Halcyon House helping residents, at St. James soup kitchen and at Washington County Hospice where she received "Volunteer of the Year" award.
She had a gentle spirit and steadfast faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Her generous heart toward others will be missed by many.
Sherry is survived by her siblings, Peggy (Bill) Winn of Fairfield, David Dumont of Wellman, Patricia (Roy) Carver of Muscatine, John (Carla) Dumont of Ollie and Kathy Dumont of Iowa City. Her children, Kristine Sieren of Council Bluffs, Jeff (Joan) Sieren of Wellman, Lori (Donald) Wilkinson of Lakeville, MN and their children Alex (son Elliot), Ethan, Donald and Nina, Anne (Nate) Chalupa of Keota and their children Ryan, Erin, Jace and Izzi, Carmen (Brian) Herbel of Ankeny and their children Avah, Lucas, Linley and Emery, and Amy (Nathan) Brown of Jupiter, FL and their children Pendan and Sagan.

She was preceded in death by her son Doug Sieren, brother Danny Dumont, mother Verna Adams and father Elmer Dumont.

Funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at Holy Trinity Parish - St. Mary Catholic Church, 109 N Lincoln Street, Keota Iowa with Rev. Robert Lathrop officiating. The service will also be livestreamed on the Powell Funeral Home facebook page. Burial will be at Holy Trinity Cemeteries - St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Harper. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the church. Mask usage and social distancing are required at the visitation and funeral.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Hospice of Washington County, 948 E. 11th Street, Washington, Iowa or online at


Randy and Mary Patterson wrote on Jan 4, 2021:

"Our thoughts and prayers goes out to all the children and families during this difficult time. "

Shirley Peiffer wrote on Jan 3, 2021:

"Thoughts and prayers to all the family...We were neighbors to the Dumonts growing up and Sherry used to babysit for us when we were young. Lots of memories from those days."

Bernie Johnson wrote on Jan 2, 2021:

"Our sympathy goes out to Sherry?s children and grandchildren. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Rick & Bernie Johnson"

Dale and Laura Hanna wrote on Jan 1, 2021:

"John and Carla and family-we are sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers."

Jane Sieren wrote on Dec 31, 2020:

"My deepest sympathy."

Elizabeth Palmer wrote on Dec 31, 2020:

"So sorry to hear of Sherry?s passing. We were childhood church & Sunday school friends. We were roommates while in nursing school. Our Mom?s grew up as neighbors & childhood friends. I knew her grandparents, Fred & Gertrude Colbert, very well. Rest In Peace, Sherry. No more suffering for you. Your friend from forever, Elizabeth Waechter Palmer."

Angie & Steve Feller wrote on Dec 31, 2020:

"To all the family...Our heartfelt sympathy to you! I have SO MANY memories on the family farm when I would stay there for "extended" sleepovers! You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Angie & Steve Feller"

Sandra George wrote on Dec 31, 2020:

"Thoughts and prayers to family and friends! Sorry for your loss."

Katrina Altenhofen wrote on Dec 31, 2020:

"Sherry was a wonderful person who I enjoyed working with here at Hospice of Washington County! Truly a beautiful soul! I am so sorry for your loss!"