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Sherri Ann Wissman
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  • Wexner Medical Center Heart and Vascular Wellnes
    P.O. Box 183112
    660 Ackerman Rd.
    Columbus, OH 43218-3112

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“My thoughts and prayers to Sherri's family, friends and co-workers on the first anniversary. ”
1 of 88 | Posted by: Tina Korpieski - New Albany, OH

“We met Sherri through the L-vad team at Ross Heart Hospital. Sherri was so kind, so patient, and made you feel like you were her only concern. ...Read More »
2 of 88 | Posted by: Jeanne and Ed Ferkany - Powell, OH

“Such a beautiful celebration of life for such a remarkable and special young lady. We enjoyed the times we spent together with Ayesha, Craig and Eric...Read More »
3 of 88 | Posted by: Brian Deal - OH - Friend

“Shock is an understatement!! My heart is heavy! If I was taking care of a LVAD patient, I was happy when Sherri entered the room. Her smile made me...Read More »
4 of 88 | Posted by: Tequila Webb - Canal Winchester, OH

“Terry and Sally,You and your extended family are in my prayers. May God give you strength and peace. ”
5 of 88 | Posted by: Steve Gruber - Minster, OH

“My heart is heavy at the loss of this beautiful woman. I knew Sherri for over 17 years. She was truly an inspiration and loved by so many. My...Read More »
6 of 88 | Posted by: Susan McKinley - OH - Coworker

“Sherri was an amazing person! Her dedication to her profession, no, really it was her calling, the love of her patients and the amazing sense of...Read More »
7 of 88 | Posted by: Steve Cotter - Columbus, OH

“My heart is heavy but strong. It heavy because of learning of her transition but strong because she was part of the team that prepared me for my...Read More »
8 of 88 | Posted by: Rodney Cross - Columbus, OH

“I was deeply saddened to hear of Sherri's passing. Although I never met her face-to-face, we frequently spoke over the phone to arrange for the...Read More »
9 of 88 | Posted by: Sheri Bishop - Germantown, TN

“We just learned about the sad and unexpected death of Sherri Wissman today. We are very sad to hear of her sudden and unpredictable departure from...Read More »
10 of 88 | Posted by: Abdur & Naseem Rahim - Columbus, OH

“My heart aches for you during this tragic time. Sherri was an amazing woman who I have always admired. Her sense of humor and bright smile will be...Read More »
11 of 88 | Posted by: Mary Chalton - Friend

“I am deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Sherri. I am one of her LVAD patients. Thoughts and prayers are with Sherri and her family. ”
12 of 88 | Posted by: Timothy Murphy - Blacklick, OH

“I would watch Sherri walk into the room of one of our sick VAD patients and their eyes would like up. The familiarity, caring, and thoughtfulness she...Read More »
13 of 88 | Posted by: David Stahl - Columbus, OH

“Dear Wissman family,I am so sorry for your loss but hope you can find some comfort in your memories of your amazing daughter. I had the privilege of...Read More »
14 of 88 | Posted by: Janice Durant - Columbus, OH

“So sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. She sure was a very special dedicated person. You have our sympathy!! ”
15 of 88 | Posted by: Gene. & Dot Schwartz

“I am so very sorry to hear of Sherri's passing. She was one of a kind. I appreciated her sense of humor, great smile and patience beyond words. She...Read More »
16 of 88 | Posted by: Diane Gibson - Gahanna, OH

“Dear Terry and Sally, I read in the paper about the loss of your daughter, Sherri. You have my deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Joyce Thornsberry ”
17 of 88 | Posted by: Joyce Thornsberry - St. Marys, OH

“Dick and I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to you. We were so sorry to hear of your loss. May happy memories help you through this...Read More »
18 of 88 | Posted by: linda Anderson - New Bremen, OH

“I am still in shock over hearing the news as I am sure everyone is! Sherri was such a positive and intelligent woman and always smiling! Her...Read More »
19 of 88 | Posted by: Lori Price - Newark, OH

“Dear family, friends and co-workers,I have worked with Sherri over the past several years and have come to know and respect her as both a VAD...Read More »
20 of 88 | Posted by: Kathy Grady - Chicago, IL

“Such a tremendous loss to us all. Sherri will be missed. She was one of the smartest, funniest women I have ever met and will be greatly missed. ...Read More »
21 of 88 | Posted by: Tina De Voe - Galloway, OH

“My thoughts and prayers goes out to the family. Sherri was always a outgoing person in my eyes. We always used to say that we were going to stay out...Read More »
22 of 88 | Posted by: Ashley foreman - Parkersburg, WV

“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Sherri's friends and family. I worked with Sherri on several research projects over...Read More »
23 of 88 | Posted by: Susan Myers - Birmingham, AL

“Sherri was smart, dedicated and a delight. My heart goes out to all those who had the privilege of knowing and loving her. You have my deepest...Read More »
24 of 88 | Posted by: Roderick Liptrot - Columbus, OH

“I'd like to offer my sincerest condolences to the Wissman family. I had the pleasure of knowing Sherri through her work at OSU and she was a...Read More »
25 of 88 | Posted by: Lauren Fitting - Columbus, OH

“I worked with Sherri in the early years of the heart transplant program she was always an advocate for her patients. ”
26 of 88 | Posted by: Jenny Hoover - Columbus, OH

“So very sorry for your loss and I pray that God will comfort you and bring you peace at this difficult time. I worked with Sherri for a long time...Read More »
27 of 88 | Posted by: Pam Sammler - Pickerington, OH

“I'm so very sorry for your loss. Although we actually only met in person once, I had the great pleasure of working with Sherri on LVAD clinical...Read More »
28 of 88 | Posted by: Lori Redman - Boston, MA

“May her memories shine upon you all and guide you all through in this time of sadness. Prayers and strength to the whole family. Rest in peace Sherri...Read More »
29 of 88 | Posted by: JERLYN PERUCHO - Acquaintance

“My deepest sympathies to your family. I'm not sure what the Ross nurses and patients will do without her. I was so fortunate to have known and...Read More »
30 of 88 | Posted by: Amy Alexander - Columbus, OH

“i am so sorry to hear for your loss prayers and thoughts are going out for family and close friends RIP SHERRI ”
31 of 88 | Posted by: denise joyce - new bremen, OH

“Terry & Sally,We extend our sympathy for the loss of your daughter. Prayers will be said throughout the week.Ron & Rita Kremer ”
32 of 88 | Posted by: Ronald & Rita Kremer - New Bremen, OH

“I'm sorry sorry to her of sherri's passing. My condolences to her family. Sherri was an amazing person. She helped care for me during one of the most...Read More »
33 of 88 | Posted by: Jim Hearn - Cridersville, OH

“My heart breaks. I had no idea how sick she was but that's how amazing she was.I'll never forget that finely tuned English accent. I will miss you ”
34 of 88 | Posted by: Mark Sandy - circleville, OH

“I was shocked and saddened to hear of Sherri's passing; I use to work at OSU and had known Sherri since she started the LVAD program. Sherri was an...Read More »
35 of 88 | Posted by: Victoria Cardenas - OH - Coworker

“I'm extremely saddened with the passing of Sherri and will never forget how she has touched my life. My condolences to the family of such an amazing...Read More »
36 of 88 | Posted by: Louise Aquila Allen - Twinsburg, OH

“I have known Sherri for over 20 years. She was a beautiful person with so much patience and love to give her patients. I can not imagine the hospital...Read More »
37 of 88 | Posted by: Kiran McCoy - Dublin, OH - Friend

“Was shocked to hear of Sherri's passing. She was always so kind and had that laid back attitude I admired. I worked with her for many years and...Read More »
38 of 88 | Posted by: Lynda Waugh - Coworker

“Sherrie was always there to answer all our questions when my husband was getting his VAD, 7.5yrs ago. We just said goodbye to him in November, and...Read More »
39 of 88 | Posted by: Ann Alden - Gahanna, OH - Friend

“My condolences go out to Sherry's family and friends. You will all be in my prayers, sending love and peace to you all. ”
40 of 88 | Posted by: Ann Alden - Gahanna, OH - Friend

“It was my pleasure to work with Sherri at OSU Wexner Medical Center. She spent the summer with me as a student extern when I was a staff nurse at...Read More »
41 of 88 | Posted by: janelle janowiecki - Powell, OH

“Terry and Sally our hearts go out to you. so sorry for your loss. God will walk with you each and everyday and you will be blessed. Our love to you,...Read More »
42 of 88 | Posted by: Merrily Hoffman - New Bremen, OH

“So sad to hear of the loss of such a beautiful person; inside and out. Sherri was a pleasure to work with...always positive, with a smile on her...Read More »
43 of 88 | Posted by: Karen Prenger - Dublin, OH

“Sherri was such a beautiful spirit ! I will always remember her walking into a room speaking in her British accent always made me smile! She...Read More »
44 of 88 | Posted by: Brandi Hall - Columbus, OH

“I am so deeply sorry to hear of Sherri's passing. I have known and worked with Sherri for many years. She was the heart of the VAD program here at...Read More »
45 of 88 | Posted by: Carrie Beeson - Dublin, OH

“My heart breaks. I had no idea how sick she was but that's how amazing she was.I'll never forget that finely tuned English accent. I will miss you ”
46 of 88 | Posted by: Mark Sandy - circleville, OH

“I am truly sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Sherri. She was such a wonderful person and great nurse. She was such a comfort to the VAD...Read More »
47 of 88 | Posted by: Melinda Willis - Columbus, OH

“Sherri was an amazing spirit with many gifts including her talent to care for so many with a big heart and smile. She was always a pleasure to work...Read More »
48 of 88 | Posted by: Margie Hevezi - Columbus, OH

“I am so sorry for your loss. I have such great memories from Lane St. Sherri was special and as I recall very smart and structured from a young age...Read More »
49 of 88 | Posted by: Jeff Caudill - Morristown, TN

“Sherri May God Bless You Always: ”
50 of 88 | Posted by: Regina Goetz - Columbus, OH

“a great nurse that will be missef ”
51 of 88 | Posted by: Lorraine Davis - new concord, OH

“I am so very sorry to hear of Sherri's passing . What a special Lady . She took care of me in 2008 and was very loved by myself and my family. She...Read More »
52 of 88 | Posted by: Carl ( Buck ) Ward - Kenova, WV

“You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
53 of 88 | Posted by: Pamela Ewing Ferst - Columbia, SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. I enjoyed working with Sherri- she was such a positive person with a beautiful smile. ”
54 of 88 | Posted by: Paula Anderson - Westerville, OH

“We will be holding you in our prayers as we extend our Sympathy in this time of saddness and loss. --Joyce and Steve Schroer ”
55 of 88 | Posted by: Joyce and Steve Schroer - OH

“Thinking of you with our sympathies ”
56 of 88 | Posted by: Brenda and Craig Siefring

“So sorry to hear of your loss Sherri was an awesome girl the Joyce girls will be praying for you all in the days to come huggs to all Teresa. Denise...Read More »
57 of 88 | Posted by: Teresa Joyce - Sidney, OH

“Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time. ”
58 of 88 | Posted by: Roger and Cheryl Barlage - OH

“So very sorry for your loss. Sherri was an incredible person and the best nurse I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She truly cared for her...Read More »
59 of 88 | Posted by: Susan Shoaf - Marion, OH

“Terry,Sally &Tracy,we are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bruce & Rhonda Bergman ”
60 of 88 | Posted by: Rhonda Bergman - Ft. Loramie, OH

“I am so sorry for your loss. I work at OSU and have known Sherri since she started with the LVAD program. She was always pleasant, smiling, and...Read More »
61 of 88 | Posted by: Maureen Huss - Powell, OH

“So sorry for your loss. Sherri was a wonderful, professional nurse who will be missed by all VAD patients and the nurses that worked with her. ”
62 of 88 | Posted by: Glenna Bartram - Columbus, OH

“My sympathy. She will be missed. ”
63 of 88 | Posted by: Kim Marvin - Columbus, OH

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Sherri was a wonderful person and will be missed by so many. ”
64 of 88 | Posted by: Kelly Cogan-Neidert - Columbus, OH

“Sally, Terry, Tracy and Jason....we are so sorry for your loss if Sherri. We are sending positive thoughts and prayers to help you through. Kaye...Read More »
65 of 88 | Posted by: Kaye Smith - St Marys

“She was a special nurse who always was there to answer questions from my husband who had a LVAD! Now they r up there together! So sorry for your loss ”
66 of 88 | Posted by: Diane White - Thornville, OH

“Our hearts ache for you guys. I hate that we now have this in common. Our most sincere condolences to you all. John & Darlene ”
67 of 88 | Posted by: John Booth - Englewood, OH

“So sad to hear of Sherri's passing. What a wonderful caring special soul. She took care if my husband and my daughter. What a great loss. ”
68 of 88 | Posted by: Helen Poe Keigley - London, OH

“Sherri was an incredible nurse and will be missed by everyone ”
69 of 88 | Posted by: Donna Frazier - Hilliard, OH

“Sherri was such a loving and caring person. She will never be forgotten My thoughts and prayers are with her family & friends during this difficult...Read More »
70 of 88 | Posted by: Tammy Long - Coworker

“Sherri was always smiling even during stressful times. Her "accent" was always fun to listen to. She will be missed on Wednesday afternoons in the...Read More »
71 of 88 | Posted by: Penny Walden - Coworker

“Sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful and loving woman. She will be missed by all. I loved her British accent she would use, she loved laughter...Read More »
72 of 88 | Posted by: Cheryl Byerly - Columbus, OH

“Terry and Sally, I am so deeply saddened to hear of Sherri's passing. I remember you talking about Sherri often and how she enjoyed working at Wexner...Read More »
73 of 88 | Posted by: Kathy Gruebmeyer - New Bremen, OH

“I'm sorry to hear of her passing. Please accept my sympathies. ”
74 of 88 | Posted by: Margaret Finkenbine (Miller) - OH

“Sherri was a dedicated part of the Heart Transplant & LVAD Team, a hard worker with a focus on the best interests of patients. She had a wonderful...Read More »
75 of 88 | Posted by: Linda Hood - Lewis Center, OH

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you for the loss of Sherri. We have been where you are now and time will ease the pain. Keep her in your heart and...Read More »
76 of 88 | Posted by: Tom and Joyce Wente

“Tracy my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. ”
77 of 88 | Posted by: LaRita Condon - New Bremen, OH

“My deepest sympathy for your loss of this special woman. I worked with Sherri at Wexner Medical Center. I've known Sherri for many years and she was...Read More »
78 of 88 | Posted by: Cathy Russell - Plain city, OH

“Dear Tracy and family, I am so sorry for your loss of your dear sister. Gone way too soon. When I read about all she did to help her many patients I...Read More »
79 of 88 | Posted by: Nancy DeNise - Piqua, OH

“Sherri was a wonderful person who always lifted my spirits at work. She was an advocate for her patients and they loved her. I'm praying for you all....Read More »
80 of 88 | Posted by: Nicole Theodoropoulos - MA

“Sherri was a person of enviable principles and high moral character, who everyone loved that knew her. Her many interests (e.g., travel, art) made...Read More »
81 of 88 | Posted by: Carl Leier - Columbus, OH, OH

“So thankful Sherri is in the arms of Jesus and pain-free. We love you all and are praying for you. ”
82 of 88 | Posted by: Ann Wissman - Wilmingon, NC

“My condolences to the family who are in difficulty time! May Lord bless upon each family members, friends and best friend with strength and peace....Read More »
83 of 88 | Posted by: BHAWANI MASKEY - Saint charles, IL

“I am so deeply sorry for your loss. So many prayers for all of you. Much love being sent! ”
84 of 88 | Posted by: Karen Zumberger - New Bremen, OH

“I remember Sherri very well as a student at New Bremen Elementary and High School. She was a sweet, quiet, and dedicated student. In her short life...Read More »
85 of 88 | Posted by: Dianne Dicke - New Bremen, OH

“Terry and Sally, I was very saddened to hear of your tremendous loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. ”
86 of 88 | Posted by: Nancy Burkholder - Skron, OH

“Sally and Terry, Tracy and Jason and family--we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Sherry was so good and so smart, and accomplished so much in her...Read More »
87 of 88 | Posted by: Don and Jan Gagel - New Bremen, OH

“My thoughts and prayer extend to all of Sherri's family, friends and co-workers. I'm so sorry we only knew her for such a short time but she made...Read More »
88 of 88 | Posted by: Tima Korpieski - New Albany, OH


Formerly of New Bremen died on Friday, December 30, 2016 at her residence in New Albany, OH., surrounded by her family and friends. She was born on June 12, 1971 in Sacramento, CA. She was the daughter of Terry and Sally (Andrews) Wissman who survive near St. Marys. Also surviving is her sister and brother in law Tracy and Jason Oldiges and her niece and nephew Elise and Jack Oldiges, all of Minster, her maternal grandmother JoAnn Andrews of Brookville, OH., and several aunts and uncles. She is also survived by her special friend Eric Chen of Baltimore, MD., and her rescued dog Grover.

Sherri was a 1989 graduate of New Bremen High School where she was the Senior Class President. She attended and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Ohio State University in Columbus in 1994. She continued working at the OSU Wexner Medical Center in Columbus as an RN, first in the ICU bedside and in 1999 she joined the heart transplant team as the Heart Team Coordinator. She also was a founding member and was instrumental in the development and success of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program and had been a full time LVAD (Ventricular Assist Device) coordinator, serving nearly 500 patients in the past 15 years. Sherri was passionate about her job and dedicated to improve the lives of patients who needed the team's skills. She loved traveling and the theater and had an interest her entire life in the space program, and as a young lady, attended Space Camp in Huntsville, AL.

A Celebration of Life Service will be on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the St. Paul United Church of Christ, located at 119 N. Franklin St., New Bremen. Inurnment will be in the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen. The family will be receiving friends from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the services on Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made in Sherri's name to the Wexner Medical Center Heart and Vascular Wellness Program c/o Office of the Medical Center Development, P.O. Box 183112, 660 Ackerman Rd., Columbus, OH 43218-3112. Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home of New Bremen is assisting with the arrangements. Condolences to the Wissman family can be left online at

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