Cheryl Jean Gereau, age 74, of Gladstone (Wells) passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at OSF Hospital in Escanaba due to a lengthy illness.
Cheryl was born May 7, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of Edward and Naomi (Smith) Johnson. They moved to Monrovia, California where she was raised and went to school. She was united in marriage to Lawrence Gereau in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 27, 1968. Together, with their family, they lived and traveled in several states while Larry served out his Naval career of 22 years. She enjoyed going to the beach, fondue and ceramics. She was extremely adept at crocheting and spent many many hours at it. She also loved to go for rides all around the Upper Peninsula, spending time with her family and loved her pets and animals. Mom never forgot a holiday and decorated the house for everyone of them.
Cheryl is survived by her husband, Larry of Gladstone; children, Michael Peterson of California, Lawrence (Kerie) Geareau of Maryland, Phillip (Susan) Gereau of Wisconsin and Kelli Peterson of Missouri; grandchildren, Ashley Sullivan, Taylor Shell, Anthony Wickstrom, Dakota, Blake, Rachel, Morgan and Jesse Gereau.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Bud Johnson.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 4 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Closing prayers will be at 3:00 PM.