Obituary: Cheryl Lynn Dennert, 63, of Crystal Valley.

February 25, 2021

Cheryl Dennert

Obituary: Cheryl Lynn Dennert, 63, of Crystal Valley.

Cheryl Lynn Dennert, 63, of Crystal Valley, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at her home surrounded by family. She was born December 15, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Nicholas Charles and Elsie Mae (Ringwald) Bies.

Cheryl moved to Pentwater at a young age with her family, and graduated from Pentwater Public Schools in 1976. She was the first person in her family to attend college and graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in education. She began her teaching career at Baldwin Community Schools and retired from Hart Public Schools, where she taught for 32 years. She had high expectations for her students (not just academically) and loved mentoring them so they could be the best they could be. Her colleagues remember her as always being willing to put in extra hours to help students reach their goals.

She was also actively involved in her church, St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish, in Weare Township where she taught religious education classes and led the youth group for many years.

Cheryl met Lou in 1976 and they married in 1980; they worked hard to build their dream home in Crystal Valley, where they raised their three children. She was an amazing mother and the foundation of her family, always making family time a priority and ensuring those times were special. She loved her grandson and cherished the time she had with him.

Cheryl loved spending her summers in Pentwater and would often camp at Charles Mears State Park so she could enjoy the beach. Her favorite pastime was sitting around a fire laughing with friends and family. She also enjoyed traveling to see new places and visiting those she loved that lived far away.

Cheryl is survived by her husband, Louis Dennert III; her children, Louis Dennert IV of Colorado Springs, Colo., Elissa (Lee) Buck of Pentwater, Amy (Joel) Griffis of Ludington; her grandson, Wyatt Buck; her sister, Deborah (Ed) Hapon; her brother-in-law, Dale Krause; her sisters-in-law, Laura (Hal) Maas and Renee Dennert; and many nieces and nephews.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Beth Krause; brother, Nicholas Bies; brother-in-law, Timothy Dennert; sister-in-law, Christine Dennert; and niece, Sarah Hapon.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, private services will be conducted. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Crystal Valley Care Fund, PO Box 451, Hart, MI 49420.

Beacon Cremation & Funeral Service, King-Hart Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

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