Cheryl Lynn Williams

August 1, 1953April 24, 2021

PEKIN ~ Cheryl Lynn Williams, 67, of Pekin, passed away at 12:58 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2021 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria.

Born August 1, 1953 in Pekin to Harold Dean and Gloria Lucille (Gorlo) Waldmeier, she married Verlyn L. “Butch” Williams on May 12, 1979 in Pekin. He survives.

Also surviving are one son, Harold L. Williams of Pontiac; one step-daughter, Vanessa (Dale) Reynolds of Pekin; two step-sons, Richard (Williams) Griffin and Edwin Williams, both of Pekin; two grandchildren, Faith Williams and Misha Griffin; one great-grandson, Kayden Griffin and one brother, Michael D. Waldmeier, DMD, of Frankfurt am Main in Germany.

Her parents preceded her in death.

A homemaker, Cheryl had worked at the Boys and Girls Club in Pekin, where she was a receptionist for many years.

Cheryl was a life member of the Paul Towne AMVETS Post 169 Ladies Auxiliary in North Pekin and Pekin Women of the Moose Chapter 673. She also had served as a longtime election judge for Tazewell County.

She loved to crochet and make baby afghans. Cheryl was also a Chicago Cubs fan.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pekin, where she a member of the Women’s guild and Fellowship Club.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 30, 2021 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pekin. The Rev. Daniel J. Bishop will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour before the funeral at the church. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin. Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 711 Court Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, April 30, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 30, 2021


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Nery Dupage

April 27, 2021

So sorry to hear of your passing. I will always remember your friendly personality . Brad and will both miss you.

Mary Tisdale

April 27, 2021

Met Cheryl along time age chatted on CB with her and her husband she was a special person and will be missed my thoughts and Prayers are with the family

Jackson's former So. 3rd Street

April 27, 2021

With Sincere Condolences to the family.

Jason Jones

April 26, 2021

Sorry for the families loss

Melissa Herchenbach

April 26, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Cheryl was a dear friend of my mom.
Rest in peace Cheryl
The Herchenbachs

Andria Rotherham

April 26, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with Cheryl’s family. She always loved to talk about how Harold and I were born on the same day. She was such a sweet person and someone I always enjoyed chatting with when given the opportunity.

Suzanne Nolan

April 26, 2021

So very sorry to hear this... sure miss our weekly visits at the barber shop! What great fun we had.... rest easy in the arms of Jesus my friend!!!