CHERYL L. ECKHARDT
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at the Rupp Funeral Home & Cremation Service Chapel in Chisholm with Rev. John Koppel of the Assembly of God Church in Chisholm officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Thursday.
Cheryl Lynn Eckhardt, 60, a lifelong resident of Chisholm died Friday, December 9, 2011 at the Fairview University Medical Center- Mesabi in Hibbing. She was born on October 22, 1951 in Chisholm to William and Beatrice (Wuollet) Eckhardt.
Cheryl was a champion of causes and started the Cystic Fibrosis foundation in Chisholm. She also worked on the Legal Aid board for over 25 years. She was a volunteer for the Minnesota Literacy Council VISTA Program and was instrumental in changing a Chisholm City Ordinance. Her hobbies included dancing, cooking/baking, music and arts and crafts.
Cheryl is survived by her soul mate of 12 years- Larry Lund; her son- TR (Kathryn) Eckhardt; 2 grandchildren- Kassidy and Sawyer Eckhardt; 2 brothers- William (Dorothy) H. Jr Eckhardt and Terry (Beverly) Eckhardt; 3 sisters- Sandy Eckhardt; Judy (Gregg) Freeman; and Dianne (Ron) Klancher; her beloved nephew- Lance Williams; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents- William and Beatrice Eckhardt.