In loving memory of

Lori Lynn Sheridan
July 24, 1959 - March 20, 2021

Lori L. Sheridan, 61, of Rochester, passed away early Saturday morning March 20, 2021 in her home surrounded by her family. She was born to Harley and Emily (Nielsen) Johnson of Rochester, MN, on July 24,1959. Lori attended school in Rochester.

Lori married Von S. Sheridan on September 11, 1982. They made their home in Rochester where they raised two children, Andrew and Caitlyn. Lori worked for the Post Bulletin company for 32 years until her illness forced her retirement in 2020. She had the privilege of working with countless great people over the course of her career and made many lasting friendships. Lori was a kind, generous, gentle person who always put other people's needs before her own. She put the 'extra' in ordinary. She understood that every day was a blessing and that they should be treated as such.

Lori is survived by her husband of 38 years, Von, their two children, Andrew (Whitney) Sheridan of New Brighton, MN, Caitlyn (Adam) Rietmann of Harmony, MN, four grandsons that were her pride and joy; Carter, Calin, Jase, and Nehemiah; her mother, Emily Johnson, brother Greg (Luann) Johnson, mother-in-law ,Mary Sheridan, sister-in-law, Elizabeth Sheridan (John) Rammer; and nieces, Melissa Johnson, Gina Johnson and Emily Johnson. Lori was preceded in death by her father, Harley Johnson, and father-in-law Robert Sheridan.

Lori's family would sincerely like to thank the staff at Seasons Hospice for the exceptional care rendered during the last months of Lori's life.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) (, Seasons Hospice Rochester, MN, or the Sheridan family.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901 with Pastor Jay Rowland officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Due to Covid-19, masks and social distancing will be required at all services.

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Sheridan family; to share a special memory or condolence, please visit


Ronald Harper wrote on Apr 13, 2021:

"Lori's laugh was unstoppable! She was so cheerful whenever I saw her at the PB."

Carrie Aune-Byron wrote on Apr 12, 2021:

"Rest in peace my childhood friend. Oh my but you were loved by so many. My deepest sympathies to Lori's family and friends."

John Weiss wrote on Apr 11, 2021:

"So sorry to read of Lori?s passing. I worked in PB newsroom 41 years but often saw Lori or needed some help from her. She was always helpful and cheery, the kind of person you naturally enjoy being around. Again. My sympathies. John Weiss"

Donna Harper wrote on Mar 29, 2021:

"Von, our thoughts are with you and your family. Lori was a strong woman who faced her challenges with grace and courage. Cherish all your loving memories. Donna & Jamie Harper "

Derrick and Patricia Heddlesten wrote on Mar 26, 2021:

"So sorry to hear of you loss, Our thoughts and prayers are with the family"

Sheryll Laugen wrote on Mar 25, 2021:

"Caitlyn I am praying for you and your family. So sorry for your loss"

Ron & Chisako Ress wrote on Mar 25, 2021:

"Von, My wife and I are so sorry to hear about Lori. As you and your family come together may you find strength and solace in the memories of the good times and the many blessing shared together. Ron & Chisako Ress"

Debby Adams wrote on Mar 25, 2021:

"I was sooo blessed to share many games with Lori while attending our children?s events. The laughter, tears and sincere friendship were gifts that I will treasure. Sending hugs and love to Von, AJ, and Caitlyn and their families. She was a beautiful soul.???"

Julie Lund Zimmeth wrote on Mar 24, 2021:

"First we shared a bag of candy on Grandma Snowball?s steps. Many years later a beer at the Brick Manor, Last time we met was for lunch then home for a nap! I will miss Lori?s wonderful sense of humor. Sending condolences to all who loved and had the luck to know this beautiful lady. "

Scott and Chris LaPree wrote on Mar 24, 2021:

"Von; So sorry to hear of your wife's passing. God bless her. I hope you have many wonderful memories. Chris and Scott LaPree"

Kathy Wilmes wrote on Mar 24, 2021:

"So many great memories of spending time together with the Rochester cousins. Lori will be missed. I love the picture - this is the smiling face we all remember. Thinking about all of you, I hope that memories of time spent together bring you comfort."