Cheryl Ann (Nay) Anderson of Halma, Minn., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at the Kittson Memorial Nursing Home. Cheryl had courageously fought cancer since 2016.
Cheryl was born May 30, 1947, to Thelma (Thompson) and Fred (Toby) Nay in Hallock, Minn. She attended most of her school years in Lake Bronson, graduating in 1965. She was baptized and confirmed in the Two River Lutheran Church in rural Lake Bronson.
Cheryl married Martin Anderson June 5, 1965. They live in East Grand Forks, returning to make their home in Halma.
Cheryl was employed at Artic Cat in Karlstad, Minn., the Lake Bronson Municipal liquor store and then at Marvin Windows, where she retired in 2009, after making many lifelong friends. She then worked part time at Jon’s Bar and Grill.
Cheryl was president of the Lake Bronson Auxiliary for over 20 years. She was always the first to help when someone needed it, donating of her time and talents. She always took time for kids. She loved spending time with children. Many adults to this day talk about how good Cheryl was to them as children.
In Cheryl’s first year of retirement she was the day care for nephew Dan’s kids. Something she was always so proud of, being able to help her family. She enjoyed the time at the Souder farm by Halma. She enjoyed playing cards, watching wildlife and the weasel.
Cheryl is survived by husband, Martin; sister, Connie (Bruce) Goldstrand; nephew, Daniel and Vicky, and their children Jesse, Gracie and Glorie; niece Kristi and family; one uncle, Byron Nay; a godson, Michael Auguston and several cousins; a special friend, Neil Souder and family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Bonnie; a nephew, Scott; aunts and uncles.
Cheryl will always be remembered for her kindness and generous heart.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at 11 a.m. in Zion Lutheran Church, Lake Bronson. Visitation was held at the church for one hour prior to the service. Pastor Kathy Levenhagen, presided; special music was provided by Wesley and Barbara Staie.
Austin Funeral Chapel, Hallock, was in charge of the arrangements. www.austinfuneralchapel.com.