Cheryl W. Wick of Mazomanie, Wisconsin died of cancer on her 39th wedding anniversary December 29, 2012. To her last breath she was gracious and grateful to her caregivers and shared her calm assurance that she was ready for life in Heaven. Cheryl was born May 27, 1953 in Superior, Wisconsin, the daughter of James and Myrna Willoughby. She grew up in the farming communities of Boyleston, Borea, and Foxboro, attending Nemadji and Patzau Grade Schools and graduating from Central Junior High, Superior Senior High, and Indianhead Technical Institute. She also attended UW-Superior where she met her future husband John Wick II at InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.
In her childhood Cheryl professed her faith in Jesus Christ at Big Sandy Bible Camp and put her unwavering faith into action at home and in the community for over 50 years. She was a member of Curtiss Street Bible Fellowship in Mazomanie, a former longtime member of Darrow Road Wesleyan Church in Superior and Anita Bible Baptist Church in Iowa, and helped with and was blessed by the ministries of AWANA and Good News Club. Cheryl was personable and friendly, engaging in conversations as warmly with new acquaintances as with family and old friends. At home and in school and 4-H she learned the homemaking, sewing, and cooking skills that blessed her friends and family. She enjoyed quilting and baking, and didn't skimp on ingredients.
For 31 years Cheryl helped educate her children and their friends in the Adair-Casey school district in Iowa, and Wisconsin Heights in Mazomanie and Black Earth. She served as a poll worker in Mazomanie until her health declined, and was a member of the Mazomanie Historical Society.
Cheryl was preceded in death by her father Jim and grandparents Ernest and Belle Willoughby, Jack and Tillie Stewart, and Dave Sewall. She is survived by her husband John, mother Myrna, children Jessica (Donnie) Taylor, John Angus Wick, Bill (Krissy) Wick, Johanna Wick, and Mary Wick, grandchildren Rachel and Emily Taylor and Wilson and Liam Wick, brothers Dan (Nancy) Willoughby and Doug (Kari) Willoughby, sisters Cindy Lloyd, Gail (Tom) Spellings, and Diane (Tim) Wickstrom, and a host of relatives, in-laws, and other friends.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Curtiss Street Bible Fellowship in Mazomanie, followed by a burial service at the Mazomanie Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 3rd from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hooverson Funeral Home, 702 Emily Rd., Mazomanie, and also at Curtiss Street Bible Fellowship on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, please remember Cheryl by looking to your body and soul. Cheryl might have received a longer life by a timely colonoscopy; she did receive eternal life by faith in Jesus Christ.