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Cheri (Collins) Ehret

July 1, 1959 ~ February 23, 2020 (age 60)


Cheri Ehret, age 60, of Ottawa, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Cheri was born July 1, 1959 in Modesto, California.  She married Larry Ehret in 1983 at Zion Lutheran Church.  Together they have a daughter, Stephanie (John) Atchley of Marseilles, IL; a son, Luke (Mandie) Ehret of Ottawa, and grandchildren, Wyatt Atchley, Tommy Ehret, and Henry Atchley.  She is also survived by her father Cliff (Linda) Collins, and her mother-in-law Alice Ehret.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ozzie and Vine Rorabaugh, and father-in-law, Larry Ehret, Sr.

Cheri was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church where she lead both the youth group and taught Sunday school.  Most recently she has attended and become active at Crossbridge Community Church.  Prior to retiring, Cheri was a part of the Wallace Grade School Family.  She spent her life serving others.  Cheri was an avid gardener and animal lover.  She loved the outdoors and enjoyed the yearly fishing trips to Red Cedar Lake, Wisconsin.  Her number one priority was her family whom she loved very much.  She enjoyed the years watching her grandchildren who affectionately called her “Gee Gee”.  She is loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 28th at Crossbridge Community Church with Pastor Kevin Donoho officiating.  Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 27th at Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Crossbridge Community Church.

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February 27, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Gladfelter - Roetker Funeral Home
1601 East Norris Drive
Ottawa, Illinois 61350

Funeral Service
February 28, 2020

11:00 AM
Crossbridge Community Church
4161 Columbus Street
Ottawa, IL 61350


Crossbridge Community Church
1130 1st Avenue, Ottawa IL 61350

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