Cheryl Vanous

Cheryl Lynn Vanous (Peck)

Friday, July 20th, 1951 - Friday, May 22nd, 2020
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Hi everyone!... As you can see, I decided to write my own obituary; simply because I wanted it to say what I wanted to say…. Make sense?... I think so! So here it goes!

Per my request there will be no visitation or funeral service, but a private graveside service at the Quasqueton Cemetery. I just want everyone to remember me the way you do, be it bad or good. I hope more good memories than bad. I wasn’t perfect, I made zillions of mistakes along the way, and I apologize for many of them and I also chuckle at many of them…lol. I had a wonderful family and many fantastic friends.

If your reading this, then you should already know that I’m gone. I left on May 22, 2020, at the ripe old age of 68. I was born in Chicago, IL on July 20, 1951 to George H. and Marjorie H. Peck, and had one brother George Peck III, who passed away in 2006.

I graduated from Independence High School in 1969 and went on to receive a degree in Marketing Management from Hawkeye Technical College, and life went on from there. I had three fantastic kids, Scott, Kelli, and Cory. In 1990, when I least expected it the love of my life came along, John Vanous and two more fantastic kids, Jeremy and Jenny. John and I got married in 1991; we joined two families and became one, and I love each and everyone of you with all my heart and soul. Our family grew in leaps and bounds, to now consist of lots of grandkids and great grandkids.

I am survived by my wonderful husband John Vanous, five children: Scott (Kim) McMurrin, Kelli (Jeff) Franks, Cory McMurrin, Jeremy Vanous, and Jenny (Johnathan) Burdt. Also, many grandkids and great grandkids, Now that’s a fantastic family or what!

I had a great life with my honey and all our kids. I love you all and don’t ever forget that. Stay strong and always stand together, oh and enjoy life, and don’t fret over the small stuff. Now, on with my next journey!!!
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Cedar Valley Hospice 801 1st St E, Independence, IA 50644.
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Nolan Edward Burdt

Posted at 12:21pm
I remember one day when we came over we brought Pops a squishy poo from dollor tree and she laughed and laughed and thought it was disgusting

Billie Jo Tonn

Posted at 10:22am
John and family,
May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends.
God bless,
Billie Jo

Stacy McCune

Posted at 12:58am
Oh my heart is broken. Working with Cheryl (Charo as her friends at ADC called her) were some of the best times. In true Charo fashion she writes her own obituary and this makes me smile that it is on her terms. Charo you will be missed more than you know . Thank you for all the amazing memories. Passing away on a Friday reminds me of the many Fridays we all had together at work and Mikey and Diane playing “its finally Friday song “. Until we meet again beautiful lady..RIP. Love always Stacy Mac

Dixie Hansen

Posted at 08:34pm
I knew Cheryl from many years ago (ex- husband introduced us). She was wonderful lady and great mom. I also knew her children. Memories and tears are good for the soul- she will be missed by many. Prayers for all who loved her.

Bill Smith

Posted at 06:18pm
Cheryl has had a special place in my heart for many years. My deepest sympathies to the family. This loss is felt by many. She will be missed greatly ; but remembered and loved for all time.

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