Grace United Methodist Church
219 W Mulberry St
Kokomo, IN 46901
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Brian Altergott Cherry

West Lafayette - Brian Altergott Cherry, 36, passed away on Sunday, August 5. Born in India, Brian was adopted by Karen Altergott and Ralph L Cherry at 4 months. Raised mainly in West Lafayette, Purdue sports were a lifelong passion. He had a blog about women's basketball. When he was in 10th grade, he began moving to cities around Indiana, because of his mother's role as a United Methodist pastor. Attending Clark High School in Hammond, and graduating from South Central High School in LaPorte County, Brian went on to attend several universities before graduating from Indiana University-Purdue Fort Wayne. He worked in several cities in offices and retail enterprises. He is survived by his mother, Karen Altergott Roberts, and stepfather, D. Bruce Roberts, his father Ralph and stepmother Lori Cherry, sisters Erin Altergott Cherry and Marion Altergott Cherry, aunts and uncles, Fritz and Marge Altergott, Noel Stegemeyer, Brian and Beverly Davis, cousins, Pamela Costanzi, Rick Altergott, Alison Altergott, April Orcutt, Meredith Davis, and stepsiblings Kendra Roberts, Dave Roberts, Bethan Roberts, and Molly Bradford and all their families as well as numerous friends.

Brian met the challenges of life with gentle determination. His optimism and cheer were felt by everyone in his presence. He saw the adoption into his family as a gift he wanted to make meaningful. His love for his family was immeasurable and worthy of celebration.

The memorial service and celebration of life will be at Grace United Methodist Church, 219 West Mulberry Street, 46901 at 2 pm, Sunday, August 12. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the local group, Kokomo Urban Outreach at 1706 Home Avenue, Kokomo IN 46902 ( or the , 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington VA 22202. Messages of condolence may be left online at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published in the Journal & Courier on Aug. 9, 2018
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