Cheryl (Foss) Pauli passed away on October 15, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her family after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at American Lutheran Church in Milbank. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 18, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Mundwiler Funeral Home. Burial will be at Milbank City Cemetery.
Cheryl Ann (Foss) Pauli was born on April 3, 1964, in Milbank, SD, to Verne and Beverly (Karges) Foss. She graduated from Milbank High School in 1982. Cheryl received her Executive Secretarial Degree from Nettleton College in 1983 and returned to live in Milbank.
She was united in marriage with Neil Pauli on May 23, 1987, in Milbank. They were blessed with three children: Willi, Nicole, and Alex. Cheryl worked several jobs in her early career but took a job as Administrative Assistant at St. William’s Care Center and held that position for more than 34 years. She was involved with the “It Only Takes A Spark Cancer Walk” for 22 years. Cheryl was an active member of the American Lutheran Church; serving as a volunteer and as a Sunday School teacher. She was very much looking forward to meeting her first grandchild due in five weeks.
Cheryl was a terrific baker and was famous for her cream cheese frosted cut-out cookies which were loved by everyone who tasted one. Her family was the highlight of her life. She loved spending “HallowThankMas” with them. Selecting family Halloween costumes and themes for the cancer walks were her specialty. Cheryl also enjoyed skiing and got to enjoy the activity with her children starting when they were very young.
Left behind to cherish her memory are her husband of 32 years, Neil Pauli of Twin Brooks, SD; her children: Willi Pauli of Twin Brooks, SD; Nicole (Travis) Rinehart of Pierre, SD; and Alex Pauli of Twin Brooks, SD; parents: Verne and Beverly Foss of Milbank, SD; six siblings: Gary (Vicki) Foss of Hermosa, SD; Steve (Bridgett) Foss of Dickinson, ND; Angela (Barry) Olson of Grand Rapids, MN; her twin, Daryl (Lana) Foss of Harker Heights, TX; Karla (Jim) DeVaal of Milbank, SD; and Joan Braesch of Prior Lake, MN; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her sister, Terry Malkerson; and her parents-in-law, Elmer and Bernice Pauli.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to “It Only Takes A Spark” Cancer Walk or American Lutheran Church.