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Cheryl R Christians
October 15, 1946 ~ December 29, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Cheryl R Christians, age 77 passed away peacefully at Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon, IL on Dec. 29, 2023. Cheryl was born Oct 15, 1946 in Avon, SD. The daughter of John and Jenny (Hemminga) Christians. She graduated from Mt. Morris High School in 1965. She then attended Rockford Business College.
In 1976 Cheryl began her career at Kable Printing Co. working a few different positions until Mel Knodle found her the ideal spot in the payroll department where she stayed until her retirement in 2017.
Cheryl played softball in her younger years. She went on to coach the local summer girl’s softball league which included her niece Joyce. She was an avid golfer and bowler winning multiple awards. She enjoyed her bowling trips for tournaments and get-a-ways, especially the black russian drinks in the back of the bus.
Cheryl had a great love of music. She played piano, organ, and trumpet. She participated in the Kable Band, played at weddings, and was an organist at several churches including: St Paul Lutheran, Methodist and Presbyterian all in Oregon, Il. The Methodist, Trinity Lutheran, Disciples United Methodist, all of Mt Morris, IL. She ended her organ playing career at Faith Lutheran Church in Forreston from 2005 through 2023.
Cheryl is survived by her three nieces, Beth McDonald, North Fork, ID; Dolores (Brad) Wolber, Mt Morris, IL; Joyce (Randy) David, Federal Dam, MN. Several great nieces and nephews and several great, great nieces and nephews. Her dear friend Cecelia Cook as well as many other friends who were like family to her.
Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents, John and Jenny, brother Daryl Christians, sister-in-Law Roberta Christians, nephew-in-law Fred McDonald, great great niece Ann Marray Forbush.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the Spring.
In lieu of flowers a memorial can be sent to St Jude’s or Faith Lutheran Church in Forreston, IL.