CHERYL J. MATTHIES
Cheryl J. (Mrs.
Robert) Matthies, age 60, of Faribault, died on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at
A memorial service will be held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Faribault, on Friday, June 27, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Steven Delzer officiating.
A memorial visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home on Thursday, June 26, 2008 from 4 to 8 p.m. and also at the church on Friday for one hour prior to the service.
Cheryl J. Werner, the daughter of Otto and Catherine (Murphy) Werner, was born on September 17, 1947 in Huron, SD. She graduated from Huron High School and attended Huron College. She married Robert P. “Bob” Matthies on August 5, 1977 in Brookings, SD. Cheryl was employed by UPS for 21 years and formerly by McQuay International of Faribault. She also cleaned in private homes. Cheryl was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed antiques and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed her biannual trip to the Waverly, Iowa Horse Sale. She will be missed very much by Cher-Bo Percherons Farm.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Robert; three sons, Jason (and Bekah) Matthies of Faribault, Trevor (and Alissa) Matthies of Shoreview and Josh Matthies (and special friend, Danielle Srock) of Faribault; three grandchildren, Trenton, Noah and Olivia Matthies; three brothers, Dr. Harold “Hal” Werner of Amarillo, TX, Terry (and Joan) Werner of Columbia Falls, MT and Rick (and Candy) Werner of Lexington,VA; three sisters, Jan (and Tom) Logan of Burnsville, Trish (and Mike) Ferrin of Webster and Connie Murphy of St. Paul; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Bob-- You may not remember me, but we worked together in the kitchen in junior high school. Although we have not stayed in touch, I wanted to let you know that I was very sorry to hear about your wife. (I live in Mpls, but still check the Faribault Daily News.) She sounds like quite a wonderful person. I hope that you and your family will be okay, and cherish her memories. David Cramer
Bob and Family: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Cheryl was a very kind, wonderful and fun loving person. (Some of the great memories that I remember are from cutting down trees to playing with the dogs and making homemade ice-cream). Thank you for all of those wonderful memories. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Your friend: Adele and family
Bob & Family, My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. My prayers are with you all...May our Lord's healing light lift and guide you throughout this sad time of loss. God's blessings.... Your friend, Jeanne Langeslag (from Dusek's)
Bob & Family, My heart goes out to you. You've been in my prayers...and will be. I just emailed Martha yesterday about you... May the Lord lift you into the light of His healing love and guide you through this sad, difficult time. God's blessing on all of you. If you need to talk, please contact me.... Your friend, Jeanne Langeslag (Dusek's)
I worked with Cheryl @ UPS, for many years she loaded my truck for deliveries. (She was an excellent loaded). We had so many laughs and fun times in the back of that brown truck. I can still hear her laughing and see her smiles. She was such a sweet,dear lady even when she was swearing at those #*!! packages. She allways talked of her family,and of course her horses, and the shows they would attend. She was so looking forward to retirement...but instead she is now in the arms of our loving Savior...and we will see her again one day. Good bye my sweet lady, you shall be dearly missed. Sandy
Bob, Jason, Trevor, Josh, and families, My thoughts and prayers go out to you. I am thankful that we were all able to get together last summer as it had been far too long. I truly enjoyed seeing all of you, and especially Cheryl. As a parent now, I think one of the best complements I can give Cheryl is that her kids are a reflection of her goodness and caring. The way that everyone rallied shows she and Bob did a good job. When I think of Aunt Cheryl I picture her laughing. She had an infectious laugh. My favorite memory of Cheryl was when she came to live with us for a while in Owatonna. I was 12 or 13 but Cheryl always treated all of us kids like adults, which I appreciated. One night she was going out somewhere and being secretive. A bunch of us were hanging out in the front yard when Cheryl forgot something and went back in the house. I guess because she was being so secretive I decided to climb in the back seat and hide. Cheryl came out and drove away with me in back. She went and picked up Bob and they started driving somewhere when I jumped up in the back seat to surprise them. It definitely was a surprise. At that point, it gets a little confusing as there was screaming and cursing coming from somewhere, I assume the front seat. Once everything calmed down we all had a good laugh. Well not that night. Or the next week. But last summer at the reunion we laughed hard. Sometimes it just takes a while for the joke to be appreciated. Cheryl, you will be missed and remembered. Jeff, Susan, Sara, and Jessica Frey
My little sister Cheryl, her life cut short much too early! Cheryl had a hard life, and suffered several medical issues, such as being hit by a car when she was 6, suffering 2nd and 3rd degree burns to her leg in a house fire, Grave's disease, and several bouts of cancer. I never once heard her complain, she'd always say "I'm alright." She was a lot tougher than most people, and kept her problems to herself. Even when she had her last bout with cancer, she'd say "I'm OK." She was very determined that she was going to beat this cancer and she never gave up hope. I will miss you dear Cheryl, but I am consoled with the belief that you are in Heaven now with Jesus and Mother & Daddy and all the saints & angels, and there is no more suffering. I would also like to thank Bekah & Jason for moving back to help care for Cheryl. I saw Bekah in action, and she is amazing! She gave such good care to Cheryl. I must say I was so impressed with Bob and the boys, how lovingly they were to her, and helped with her care. You should all feel good about that. I love you Cheryl!
Bob & Family, I am so sorry that Cheryl is gone. She will be missed by many people. Thank goodness though that she no longer has to suffer. Thank you, Bekah for being there and taking such good care of Cheryl. I am so sorry that I haven't been able to be there to help you guys through this. All of you where there for me when Gary died, but now I am clear across the country when you need me. I hope it helps to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you as they have been all along. One of my fondest memories is Cheryl & Bob and Gary and I out putting up hay together. Then all of us relaxing and having supper together afterward, tired but feeling good to have Cheryl's great cooking to eat and having the company of good friends. Cheryl was a very special lady who will be remembered in our hearts forever.
Bob and Family: I want to send my condolences to you. I know Cheryl is going to be deeply missed, but I think you will agree that this was truly a blessing as well as her life-style had deteriorated. I was especially happy that I visited last month to spend some time with Cheryl and you when she could still exhibit her qualities we loved and cherished. I want to especially thank Bekah for providing the excellent care that made Cheryl's last days and months dignified and painless. In this day of the 'me' generation, Bekah could have said 'no I have to take care of my own family' or 'no I have my career to follow' or 'why don't you let hospice or somebody else do it so I can live my own life'. But no, she did the unselfish thing and took care of her mother-in-law to the very end. I think 'angel' comes to mind when describing Bekah. I know the whole family made many sacrifices over these many months, but thankfully Bekah had the medical background to provide excellent care for Cheryl.