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Cheryl Sue Nantkes

April 29, 1952 ~ March 25, 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Cheryl Nantkes Obituary

Cheryl Sue Nantkes, 71, of Raymond, passed away at Regency Care of Springfield at 4:15 a.m. on Monday, March 25, 2024.  Ms. Nantkes was born on April 29, 1952 in Litchfield, a daughter of Lamar Dale and Gertrude Helen (Jaeger) Nantkes.  She was a graduate of Raymond Lincolnwood High School, Class of 1970.  She later studied at Lincoln Land Community College for 2 years.  For 34 years, Cheryl worked for the State of Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity as an Administrative Assistant from 1970 until retiring in 2004.  She loved her career and the people she worked alongside.  She also dedicated time at Trinity Lutheran Church in Harvel carrying out secretarial duties.

Cheryl was always there to help those in her family, friends, community, church, and surrounding areas.  She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, a reliable ride for doctor’s appointments, and to the airports in Springfield and St. Louis.  Cheryl would show up to help with cleaning up after a remodel, moving, and a yard needing mowed or cleaned up.  She enjoyed taking care of her home, being outside to tend to her yard, going shopping and eating out with friends.  She was always making food or brownies to take to someone’s home and to the local watering hole if she felt someone needed a pick-me-up.  Cheryl’s genuine love for animals also shown brightly.  She loved to pet sit for family and friends, along with the love for her own dogs that she considered family, Max & Tanner.  Animals loved her as well, as they couldn’t contain their excitement when she was around and heard her laugh.  Cheryl’s mother would always say: “She was the life of the party!”  As a special sister and aunt, her laugh, her humor, and her overall fun-loving personality will be deeply missed by everyone.

Ms. Nantkes is survived by 2 brothers, Danny (Marty) Nantkes, of Lake of the Ozarks, MO, Greg (Sheri) Nantkes, of Navarre, FL, 3 sisters, Carol (Mike) Hampton of Waggoner, IL, JoEllen (Greg – deceased) Lyons, of Glenarm, IL, Susan (Jim) Aherin, of Farmersville, IL, nieces, Tania (Jason) Maschhoff, Jessica (Mark) Moxley, Savannah (Mat) Boston, nephews, Chad (Jackie) Nantkes, Justen (Heather) Hampton, Seth (Tara) Hampton, John (Katie) Lyons, Kyle Aherin, & Kyle Nantkes, several great nieces and nephews, Abby, Hanna, Zoey, Cole, Dylan, Taylor, Haydin, Haylee, Chase, Alayna, Jack, Aidan, Elliot, Christopher, Aubrie, Evelyn, Luca, a step-brother, Tracy Brockmeyer of Bloomington, IL, 2 step-sisters, Cheryl Fischer of Winthrop Harbor, IL, Tammy Welcome of Oakland, CA, a step-sister-in-law, Ginny Brockmeyer, step-nieces and nephews, & step-great nieces and nephews.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father, Olyn A. Brockmeyer, her sister, Judy Henry, and brother-in-law, Mike Henry.

Funeral services for Ms. Cheryl Nantkes will be held Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Harvel.  The Rev. Joseph Nehring will be officiating.  Burial will be in the Harvel Cemetery.  Visitation for Ms. Nantkes will be held Saturday morning from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.

The family suggests memorials be made to Montgomery County Paws Care or Trinity Lutheran Church.

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April 6, 2024

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church - Harvel
402 N. Monroe St.
Harvel, IL 62538

Funeral Service
April 6, 2024

3:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church - Harvel
402 N. Monroe St.
Harvel, IL 62538


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