Born: Aug. 16, 1950; in Toledo, Ohio|
Died: Jan. 21, 2014; in Aurora
BATAVIA – Cheryl Kay Carlson, 63, of Batavia, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora. She was born Aug. 16, 1950, in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Rev. Dr. Ora E. and Pearl L. (nee Terry) Johnson.
Cheryl was a devoted mother and lived each and every day for her children and grandchildren. She gave so much of herself and received no greater joy than simply being with her family. Cheryl defined compassion and forgiveness; she taught by example, and loved unconditionally. She is already missed. Truly a one-of-a-kind "Grandma," Mom and friend.
She is survived by two children, Jodi K Carlson of Batavia and Matthew (Kristen) Carlson of Geneva; five grandchildren Rachael, Molly, Sarah, and Nathan Carlson and Miles; a loving friend and longtime companion Ron Spriet; two brothers, the Rev. Duane (Norma) Johnson, the Rev. Gordon (Ruthanne) Johnson; Princess (Wade) Miller; many nieces and nephews; and former husband and father to her children, Bruce Carlson.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Phyllis Wrenn.
The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Batavia United Methodist Church, 8 N. Batavia Ave., Batavia.
With Cheryl's lifelong love of kids, the family has asked that memorial contributions may be directed to Make-A-Wish under Cheryl K Carlson's name.
For information, contact Moss Family Funeral Home at 630-879-7900 or www.mossfuneral.com.
Published in Kane County Chronicle on Jan. 25, 2014