Cheryl Katherine Wolbrecht
August 09, 1944 - July 31, 2013
Courage and Love
Cheryl Katherine Wolbrecht died at her home in Lynnwood, WA, July 31st, 2013, from complications due to multiple sclerosis. She was 68 years old. Cheryl was a long-time Lutheran elementary teacher and was widely admired for her courage and love in dealing with her disease the last two decades.
Cheryl is survived by her husband Tom of Lynnwood, daughter Christina (Matthew Doppke), South Bend, IN; son Eric (Amie), Moscow, ID; and daughter Bethany (Robert Dunn), Lynnwood, WA, along with grandchildren Ella and Jane Doppke, Tayler and Micah Wolbrecht, and Grayson and Cameron Dunn. Cheryl is also survived by her sister, Susan Milam, Austin, TX, her brother John Milam, Indianapolis, IN, and by many cousins, nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Memorial services were held in both Seattle and Portland. Please check back for official service dates.
She and her family request that memorial gifts be directed to the National MS Society or to a local Lutheran school.
Love Lives On
Those we love remain with us,
for Love itself lives on.
Cherished memories never fade;
because one loved is gone.
Those we love can never be
more than a thought apart,
for as long as there's a memory
they live on in our heart.
Think of her as living
in the hearts of those she touched,
for nothing loved is ever lost,
and she was loved so much.
God saw that she was getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put his arm around her and whispered, "Come to Me". With tearful eyes we watched her and saw her pass away, although we loved her dearly we could not make her stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us that He only takes the best.