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Cheryl Sue German-Chung of Cedar City, Utah passed away on Sept. 4, 2013 at the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah at the age of 67. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on July 28, 1946 to Erwin and Virginia Spaulding German. She graduated from Huntertown High School in 1964 and attended Parkview Nursing School.
Cheryl served as an Army Nurse, 1st LT, in Vietnam. She worked triage for the 93rd EVAC Hospital, 44th Med Brigade in Long Bien, Republic of South Vietnam. After returning from Vietnam, she continued with nursing and Veterans advocacy work. She was instrumental in completing the Vietnam Women's Memorial Whistle Stop Tour in which the Women's Statue now sits in Washington, DC on the National Mall. Cheryl is also responsible for the completion of the Iron County, Utah Vietnam Veterans Memorial located in Cedar City, Utah. She researched all of the information on the granite panels of this memorial. She continued her nursing career with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Cheryl is survived by her husband, David O. Chung, whom she married on May 27, 1991. She is also survived by her brothers Craig S. (Janice) German, Flowery Branch, GA and Curtis R. (Brenda) German, Fort Wayne, IN, sisters Coleen Lunn, Greenwood, IN, Carla (Tom) Bechman, Franklin, IN and Carma (Bruce) Foster, Laketon, IN, brother-in-law Daniel Chung, Lisle, IL, sister-in-law Cathy (John) Chung-Huxhold, Chicago, IL, mother-in-law Catherin Chung, Algonquin, IL and 14 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, brother-in-law Robert J. Lunn and her father-in-law Louis W. Chung.
Memorial services will also be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at the Ivins Utah Veterans Nursing Home, 160 North 200 East, Ivins, Utah 84738. Contact Jacqueline Peterson, State Officer. Funeral and interment services were held previously at the Marion National Cemetery in Marion, IN. Online condolences welcomed at www.larkincares.com.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Vietnam Women's Memorial Foundation, Inc. 1735 Connecticut Ave. NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20009.
Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on Sept. 29, 2013