Cheryl Emily Sandstrom, age 56, of 2405 Deerpath Drive Lindenhurst, IL. and former Gladstone resident, died quietly at her home following a long battle with pancreatic cancer with her loved ones surrounding her.
Cheryl was born in Munising, MI January 21, 1949 to Maynard and Emma Robbins. She graduated from Munising Mather High in 1967. Cheryl had worked for the city of Menomonee as a data processing supervisor from 1979 to 1990, for Luce County Ambulance Service as a bookkeeping clerk from 1992 to 1997 and at Bay Bank of Gladstone as an account service representative from 1998 until the time of her illness in 2004. Cheryl enjoyed the little things in life, the smell of sheets hung outside, tinkering with her flowers and bushes in her yard, giggles from her kids and grandkids, campfires and taking walks with her dog, Buddy. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Gladstone and the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3701.
Cheryl is survived by her daughter, Carin (Cal) Kveton, her son, John (Jenny) Colburn, Three step sons, Derek (Becky) Sandstrom, Ryan (April) Sandstrom and Bradley Sandstrom, Six grandchildren, Rachael, Samantha, Joel, Jay, Carly and Breanne. She is also survived by her mother, Emma, Two brothers, Maynard (Marlene) Robbins and Gary Robbins, Two sisters, Arlene (Duane) Posont and Yvonne Robbins, Step brother, William (Cheryl) Robbins Jr. and Step sister Sandy Heinz and in-laws, the Donald Sandstrom Sr. family and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Cheryl was preceded in death by, her husband, Donald Sandstrom Jr., her father, Maynard Robbins Sr. and her stepfather William Robbins Sr.
Family will receive friends on Saturday from 1:00PM to 3:00PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services celebrating the life of Cheryl Sandstrom will take place on Sunday, at 1:00PM, at the First Lutheran Church of Gladstone with Pastor Jonathan Schmidt officiating. Committal will be in the Mathias Twp. Cemetery in Trenary.
I just wanted to send my condolences to the entire Sandstrom family. Cheryl was a great individual and a wonderful neighbor. I will miss her.
Our deepest sympathy to the son and daughter(and their families)of Cheryl Sandstrom.Cheryl & I kept in touch over the last year–I saved her beautiful letters! We won’t be at the funeral because we’re leaving this morning for a doctor appt. downstate for me, Sincerely, Helen Schroeder and Son, Doug
Helen Schroeder, Doug Matthews
To an old and very dear friend from my childhood. I love you and will miss you. May you be at peace and without pain forever. To Cheryls family. I send my sincerest condolances. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Dear Emma and Family,
I am so saddened to hear of the death of Cheryl. Distance and time has never hindered me from thinking of Cheryl and the childhood we shared in Wetmore. My deepest and most sincere condolences are offered to the whole family.
Lorraine (Methot) Ferguson
Dear Carin and familiy,
Your Mom Cheryl was a dear person and I feel blessed to have known her. She was an optimist in the midst of a difficult situation and very determined to spend as much time with her beloved family as she could. I will miss her smile and her visits. May God bless you all with peace and lovely memories of your time with her.
Debbie B. – Baybank
Our condolences to Cheryl’s family. We will always remember Cheryl as a very friendly and giving person and feel fortunate to have known her.
Alan and Marilyn Rukkila
We will miss Cheryl very much, she was a great friend and co-worker. We will miss her letters, phone calls and her smile when we seen her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her entire family.
I just wanted to send my condolences to the entire Sandstrom family. Cheryl was a beautiful person and I was glad to have known her. The thought that she is with the love-of-her-life now in Heaven comforts me, and I hope that thought comforts you. May God Bless you all during this sad time. You are all in my prayers.
Account Services at Baybank has truly missed Cheryl. She was such a wonderful friend. We always enjoyed getting her letters and reading about all her grandchildren. She loved them all so much. Baybank has and will continue to miss her. We send our condolences to her entire family.