Kerri Kuehl Martus, age 46, was called home by her eternal Savior on September 11, 2017 after a short battle with cancer. She resided in Highlands Ranch, CO with her husband of 19 years Timothy Martus and her three daughters. Josie, Amber, and April were the light of her life.
Kerri was born April 28, 1971 to Marlin and Audrey Kuehl. She grew up in the rural town of Readfield, Wisconsin where she was a member of the Sandy Knoll 4H Club and successfully showed sheep and pigs at the fair. She also loved snowmobiling and spending time at the cabin in Tomahawk, WI with her family and friends. Kerri graduated from Fox Valley Lutheran High School in 1989. While attending the University of Wisconsin Madison she was part of the rowing team and graduated with degrees in Statistics and Computer Science. On July 18, 1998, Kerri married Tim and they started their life journey together. Kerri then received her Masters degree from the University of Denver and was employed at NelNet for 17 years.
Kerri was passionate about everything she did. She enjoyed hiking, biking, camping, shopping, traveling, scrapbooking, and helping others. Her many bike rides with friends included the Hilly 100 and Ride the Rockies. Kerri was also very involved in her daughters’ activities like cross-country, swimming, basketball, and Girl Scouts; activities with her church family at Abiding Word Lutheran Church and she did volunteer work in the community. She also enjoyed peaceful weekends at the mountain house in Leadville and cheering for the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers.
Kerri will be lovingly remembered forever by her husband Tim, daughters Josie, Amber, and April, parents Marlin and Audrey Kuehl, brother Michael (Jenny) Kuehl, brothers-in-law Brian Martus, Dan (Catherine) Martus, sisters-in-law Adria (Rob) Tampellini, Carolyn (John) Hyde , Sheila Martus, Gretchen (Erol) Uray, a special cousin Tammy (Sam) Plaski, lifelong friend Lisa (Gary) Niemann and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
The family wishes to express special thanks to friends from Highlands Ranch Aquatics swim team, the Church, neighbors, co-workers, extended family, and friends who have helped in so many ways during this difficult time.
A Celebration of Kerri’s life will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Abiding Word Lutheran Church. Guests can begin arriving at 3:30, followed by a service at 4:30.