Cheryl Anne Kroemer, 67, of Syracuse, Ind., passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014, at home. She had been in failing health for 6 years.
Cheryl was born July 9, 1946, in Chicago, Ill., a daughter of Robert and Bernette (Maringer) Lips. The family moved to Fremont, Mich., in 1950 and she grew up there, graduating from Fremont High School in 1964. She attended Concordia College in Ann Arbor, Mich., where she met her husband, James Kroemer. They were married May 7, 1966. He survives.
Cheryl was a woman with deep faith in God, a faith never shaken by her long battle with heart disease and PSP, a debilitating neurological disease. Her courage and positive attitude were an inspiration to many people. Her work history was diverse. She was a stay-at-home mom when her children were small, but also worked as a newspaper advertising sales representative, nurse’s aide, cheerleading coach at DeKalb High School, departmental secretary at Phillips Industrial Products and for many years as administrative assistant to Dr. Kent Hunter at the Church Growth Center.
She is survived by two sons: Adam Kroemer, South Bend, Ind.; Dr. Aaron (Sherri) Kroemer, Lowell, Mich.; one daughter: Sgt. Joy (David) Dulen, Tyrone, Ga.; one grandson: Adam Paul Dulen; and one sister: Sheila (John) King, Titusville, Fla.
Visitation will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 15, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, May 16, at Nappanee Missionary Church, 70417 SR 19, Nappanee. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 16, at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the CurePSP Foundation and CureSearch in memory of Joey Keller.