Cheryl Anne (Hicks) Eiring of Scarville, IA, age 70, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 22, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Heath System in Albert Lea, MN.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Wilmot, SD. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Pastor K.C. Smith will officiate.
Music will be provided by: Sharon Ammann, organist; and Jami Lynn Olson, vocalist. Urn bearers will be Mike and Pat Hicks, and honorary urn bearers will be Cheryl's brothers and sisters.
Cheryl Anne (Hicks) Eiring was born on August 31, 1948, in Watertown, SD, the daughter of Russell and Mavis (Howell) Hicks. She graduated from Wilmot High School with the Class of 1966. Cheryl married William “Bill” M. Eiring on November 25, 1978, and they moved to California. Cheryl did clerical work for an office in Los Angeles. They moved to Colorado for a short time and then to Augusta, GA, where she worked as a district manager for convenience stores. Cheryl and Bill retired and operated a business in Seymour, MO. Cheryl had recently moved to rural Scarville, IA, to be near her daughter, Jennifer. She was an awesome seamstress and enjoyed gardening and being surrounded by her feline companions. She was currently writing a book about growing up near Marvin, SD. Her heartstrings always pulled her back to the farm in South Dakota.
Cheryl is survived by her daughter, Jennifer and her husband, Gary Wasmund of Thompson, IA; her father, Russell Hicks of Milbank, SD; brothers and sisters: James (Debra) Hicks of Wilmot, SD; Teresa (David) Dashiell of Twin Brooks, SD; Susan (Brian) Buttke of Corona, SD; Michael (Michelle) Hicks of Marvin, SD; and Patrick (LaDonna) Hicks of Twin Brooks, SD; step-children: Beth (Doug) Milbrath of Eden Prairie, MN; and Michelle Eiring of Bloomington, MN; aunt, Dorothy (Stan) Piechowski of Breckenridge, MN; uncle, Robert (Linda) Hicks of Indian Trail, NC; and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Mavis Hicks; and her husband, Bill Eiring.
The family has requested that memorials be directed to the following: American Cancer Society, Grant County Cancer Walk, or Roberts County Relay for Life.
Condolences for the family may be sent to: Cheryl Eiring Family, 14434 SD Hwy 123, Twin Brooks, SD 57269