Date of Death: October 12, 2019
In accordance with family wishes cremation will be conducted. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Gourdneck Prairie Cemetery located on Portage Rd, Vicksburg, MI 49097. A luncheon will held following graveside services at American Legion Post # 170, 59990 S. Main St, Three Rivers, MI 49093.
Cheryl Ann (Mandly) Barker, age 75 of Vicksburg, MI passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at her home surrounded by family. Cheryl was born in Gary, IN on June 6, 1944 the daughter of Antone and Christina (Engle) Mandly-Berg. Cheryl’s father passed away when she was two years old. Her mother married Fredrick John Berg who truly became her father.
Cheryl received her degree in Nursing from Illinois-Masonic Hospital (Chicago). She began her career as a Registered Nurse and worked in Pediatrics at Cook County Hospital. Cheryl would continue her nursing career for over 50 years, which included working at Bronson Hospital, and Heartland Healthcare Center. She was a proud member of the American Legion Auxiliary #261 Cedar Lake Indiana.
While in nursing school Cheryl would meet the love of her life William Charles Barker on a blind date. They married August 20,1966 then moved to Michigan where they created their life together on Barton Lake, Vicksburg, MI. Cheryl enjoyed cooking, gardening, antiquing, but most of all Cheryl loved being on the lake. She could be found enjoying the sunshine, boating, fishing, water skiing and entertaining. Her love for the lake taught her adored children, grandchildren, foster grandchildren, and great
grandchildren to love the lake life as well.
She was preceded in passing by her parents, her husband Bill, and one daughter, Sandra Barker.
Surviving to cherish her loving memory is son, William John Barker, daughter Cheryl Lou Moore, both of Vicksburg; sisters, Luana (David) Klaas, Ruth(Randy) Deweese, Annette (Terry) DeVries, and Verna (Robert) Carr, brother, John (Tana) Berg; grandchildren, Courtney, Mitchell and Isaiah Moore, William
and Anna Barker, Jessica Johnson, and Latorya Smith, nine great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Memorial donations may be directed to American Legion Auxiliary # 261 1305 Washington St. Cedar Lake In 46303. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
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