Cheri Lynn Berends

March 19, 1948 ~ January 22, 2023

Cheri Lynn Berends, age 74, of Byron Center, formerly of Wyoming, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, January 22, 2023. Cheri loved to travel the country with her family and friends. She was recipient of a lung transplant in Grand Rapids in December of 2013, gifting her 9 extra years to experience sporting events, concerts, craft shows, and adventures with her children, grandchildren and friends. She was the center of her family and her memory will live on with her children and grandkids. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gary L. Berends; son, William; parents, Rae and Katherine Carpenter. She will be lovingly remembered by her life partner of over 25 years, Donald Karston; children: Debra (Donald) Beardsley, Laura (Matthew) Berends-Stowe, David (Trish) Berends; grandchildren: Amanda, Kendra, Jesse II (Samantha), Christina (Nick), Nathan, Ethan, Kalani, Carter; Eleven great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and other extended family members. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4031 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming, with Pastor Dennis Gilbert officiating. Burial will be held at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends may meet the family Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Faith Hospice https://faithhospicecare.org/donate/.

Visitation
Wednesday, January 25
5:00pm - 7:00pm

MKD - Wyoming
4031 Clyde Park SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

Phone: (616) 534-5417

Funeral
Thursday, January 26
11:00am

MKD - Wyoming
4031 Clyde Park SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

Phone: (616) 534-5417

Leave Your Tribute Message

January 24, 2023 11:53am
Our heartfelt condolences to you at this very difficult time. May the comfort of friends and family give you peace and comfort. Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens

- Cynthia

January 23, 2023 7:22pm
Debbie, Laurie and David - I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I know it has been many years since the pool parties, camping up at Charlevoix, and weekends up North on Butterfly Lane. There are so many memories from our childhood of our families gathering and vacationing and our parents living life together. Please know you and your families are in my thoughts and prays.

- Lisa Spangler




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