Cheryl Kuhtz, 68, of Woodland Park, Colorado, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2021. She was in her home surrounded by her family. Her death ended more than two years of suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
She was born to the late Courtney and Arlene Quandt on February 1, 1953, in Marshfield, Wisconsin. She was raised in Jefferson, Wisconsin, and graduated from Jefferson Senior High School in 1971. She then graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1975. On August 6, 1977, she married Lee Kuhtz in Jefferson. In their 44 years of marriage, Lee and Cheryl resided in Modesto, California; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; and Woodland Park.
Cheryl is survived by her husband, Lee of Woodland Park; three daughters and sons-in-law, Allison Hanson (Rob) of Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, Lindsay Thompson (Mark) of Littleton, Colorado, and Jessi Dalgas (Nate) of Bellingham, Washington; and three siblings, Steve Quandt (Jean) of Lake Mills, Wisconsin, Mary-Lynne Mason (Rick) of Lake Mills, and Tom Quandt of St. Paul, Minnesota. Cheryl was the proud grandmother to Eliana and Noelle Thompson; Simon, Elliot, and Asher Hanson; and Victor Dalgas.
Member of Woodland Park Community Church, Cheryl treasured her relationship with her Lord and Savior. She was also a life-long educator, committing 40 years of her life to the education of her young students. She retired from the Eau Claire Area School District after 20 years of teaching at Brackett and Manz elementary schools. In Colorado, she continued to teach in Colorado Springs and Lake George. She enjoyed hiking, kayaking, and photography – anything outdoors near her mountain home.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 29, 2021, at Woodland Park Community Church. Internment of ashes will be a private ceremony at a later date.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, Cheryl’s family kindly requests donations be made in her memory to Brain Chemistry Labs, a non-profit research institute in Jackson, Wyoming. Donations can be made at www.brainchemistrylabs.org/make-a-difference.
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