Cheryl Margaret Lantinga
1944 - 2020
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Cheryl Margaret Lantinga

Cheryl Margaret Lantinga passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020, peacefully, with family by her side at Henry Ford Macomb, after a massive stroke. She was 75 years-old.

Cheryl attended Lamphere High School. She retired from Consumers Energy after 31 years of service and moved on to volunteer at the hospital gift shops of Troy Beaumont and Henry Ford Macomb. The perpetual caregiver, Cheryl loved cooking and tending to friends, family and animals. Always the avid dog lover, she could be seen walking her dog, Storm, through her condo complex.

Cheryl never wanted a funeral service. Therefore, after the COVID-19 pandemic, we'll have a Celebration of Life.

Cheryl is survived by her life-partner Colleen Stout; children Paul Paris, Jon (Jessica) Paris; grandchildren Dylon and Alexas Paris; and siblings Michele Highsmith, Barbara (Gary) Corbin, Kevin (Tonya) Perkins.

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Published in Detroit Free Press & The Detroit News from May 18 to May 24, 2020.
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June 24, 2020
Cheryl was one of the most kindest and gracious people I have ever known. The beauty she carried inside is unmatched, and the world is less of a place now that she is gone. Our hearts are broken, but knowing she is playing with all of her beloved felines and canines eases the pain just a little bit. My thoughts, prayers, and love are with you Colleen, as well as the rest of the family.
Lori Meyer
May 27, 2020
Cheryl was our dear friend and an inspiration for kindness, grace and humor. she has a beautiful smile and a great laugh. we will always love you girl friend, going to miss you forever.
maggie and sally
May 27, 2020
Such a fun and loving person. I've shared so much of my life with you. Vacations, game nights, bowling tournaments, festivals, markets, and craft shows. I will miss you always girlfriend....S
May 24, 2020
I will dearly miss the girl I went to school with was a outstand friend and class mate with deepest love Richard
Richard Krywick
May 24, 2020
Cheryl was the sweetest, most kind and caring neighbor a person could ask for. Rest in Heaven Cheryl! Run free with all your pups!
Kristen LaCroix
May 21, 2020
Cheryl & Storm
My friend, my heart is broken with sorrow. Always the friend, a mentor, a giver, a teacher. I am a better person for having you as a friend, the lessons, the laughs, the tears, the love. Thank you for all you were to me, my husband and my pups. Rest in peace, Cheryl.
Mary, Neal, Buster & Crazy lil Cooper xo
Mary Lowey
May 20, 2020
Cheryl was always smiling, sweet and always willing to help. She and Bob helped celebrate our wedding in 1964 and our first born, Monique. Blessings to her family in their loss.
MaryJuliet Gardner
May 19, 2020
Im so sorry to hear of Cheryl's passing. My sincerest condolences to the entire family.
Philip Bass
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