Cheryl (Emmrich) Carter, age 72, of River Falls passed away peacefully at home on February 4, 2024, surrounded by family.
Cheryl was born November 18, 1951 in Milwaukee to Harold and June (Darrow) Emmrich. She attended Cedarburg High School and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Concordia University Wisconsin. She held several positions in adult education, spending many years starting satellite locations for Concordia University Wisconsin and teaching online college courses.
Cheryl married William (Bill) Carter and raised three boys together, Chris, Willie and Jeff. Although she always wanted a daughter, God answered her prayers and blessed her with five granddaughters and a grandson. She also cherished her two daughters-in-law, Jen and Kelly.
Cheryl was a dedicated and devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother. She found strength in her family and faith. Bill and Cheryl were dedicated followers of Christ and spent many hours in support of their church.
Cheryl had many hobbies throughout her life but found her true gift in quilting. She would often take quilting trips with friends and made countless quilts for loved ones. She gave her time and talent generously to others. She brought people together and loved her family dearly. She especially enjoyed yearly family vacations “up north” with her extended family. It was truly her happy place for her whole life.
Our family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Lakeview Hospice and Homecare for the love they gave Mom. Their compassion and care helped comfort our Mom and our family in her final days.
She is survived by her husband Bill, their three sons; Chris (Jen), Willie and Jeff (Kelly), and her six grandchildren, Hannah, Lila, Will, Emma, Amelia and Olivia. Also survived by her sister Diane Timm, sister-in-law Sue Emmrich, brother-in-law Grant Pipkorn and many other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold & June Emmrich, brothers Larry Emmrich and Terry Emmrich, sister Suzanne Pipkorn, nephew Bradley Pipkorn, sister-in-law Sue Johnson and brother-in-law Don Timm.
A memorial service was held on Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 12:00 noon at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church (420 S 4th St.) River Falls. Cheryl’s service was live streamed via the link at the bottom of the obituary. Visitation was also on Thursday from 10:30-12:00 noon at the church. Memorials may be given in memory of Cheryl to the donor’s favorite charity.
A second memorial service will be held at First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg, WI on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 12 noon. Visitation will also be Saturday from 10:30-12:00 noon. A reception will follow.
Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.