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Cheryl Ann (Snoeyink) Lems, age 75, of Coopersville, Michigan, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. She was born July 6, 1946, in Grand Rapids, MI, to the late Steve and Ann (Lemmink) Snoeyink. Cheryl graduated from Wyoming High School with the class of 1964. She married the love of her life, Kermit Junior Lems on September 11, 1965.

Cheryl enjoyed snow birding with Kermit down to Florida in the winter months and she liked baking, but above all else she loved being with her family, especially the grand kids and two great-granddaughters.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Kermit; children, Steve (Tom Evans), Tracey, Melissa (fiance, Duane), and Corey (Shannon) Lems; 8 grandchildren, Taylor (Charles) Hudson, Jordyn Lems, C.J. (fiance, Dayln) Lems, Bryce Postma, Chloe (Wayland) Lems, Anna Postma, Claudia Lems, and Casen Lems; 2 great-granddaughters, Zaria and Arabella Hudson, whom always brought pure happiness and joy to Cheryl; sister, Bonnie (Dennis) Brunsting; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents and siblings.

Gathering of family and friends will take place on Friday, October 8, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, 3627 Linden Avenue S.E. at 36th Street (one block west of Eastern Avenue), Grand Rapids.

In lieu of flowers Cheryl would have loved to see donations be given to St. Jude’s.

The family would like to extend a thank you to the staff at Mission Point of Lamont for the care and help they gave during Cheryl’s time there.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Cheryl’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.MichiganCremation.com

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006.

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  1. Sharron Swadner Miller on October 6, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    For the past several years we have talked about getting together when I come back to Michigan. In fact if she wasn’t still in rehab maybe it could’ve happened this past summer
    I’m so sorry for your loss and my heart is aching realizing how very precious our time here on earth is . She will be missed



  2. Sharron Swadner Miller on October 6, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    For the past several years we have talked about getting together when I come back to Michigan. In fact if she wasn’t still in rehab maybe it could’ve happened this past summer
    I’m so sorry for your loss and my heart is aching realizing how very precious our time here on earth is . She will be missed



  3. Bev Buikema on October 6, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Dear Kerm, Bonnie & Denny,

    May God’s love and peace surround you during this most difficult time of loss.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers and have my deepest sympathy.

    Bev (Lemmink) Buikema



  4. Tarry Everingham on October 7, 2021 at 5:30 am

    I was one of Cheryl’s fellow Snowbirds is n Rainbow Village. Cheryl will definitely be missed by all. Such a lovely lady❤️



  5. Colleen Horstmyer on October 7, 2021 at 6:19 am

    I am so very sorry Kerm. I am heartbroken. I loved Cheryl and I miss the talks we use to have in Florida. She was a wonderful and kind person and I know you will miss her. Sending love and prayers to you and your family.



  6. carol mcclintic on October 7, 2021 at 8:34 am

    So sad to get the news of our friend , Cheryl’s passing. We had so much fun here at Rainbow Village and there will be a void in our hearts. Loved swimming, yard saling, going out to eat,casino and shopping together, You will be so missed. Praying for Kerm and family. Love to all of you.



  7. Don Lems on October 7, 2021 at 11:38 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss uncle Kerm, I pray for peace and for you to remember that Aunt Cheryl is with her Lord and Savior. We had some really nice times over the fire pit and she always was so happy. I remember when you meant her and brought her over to meet my mom and Dad in Jamestown, you had a Corvair convertible. I will miss her smile and how she loved her family. Love you all



  8. John and Jana Toman on October 7, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    May Gods love and peace be with you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. From the Toman family.



  9. Bill and Dar on October 8, 2021 at 11:55 am

    Dear Kerm and family, Our hearts go out to you today with the loss of Cheryl. May God be near you and comfort you at this time. We remember the good times we had on Drummond Island together. We were quite a crew. Everyone had a good time and the fishing wasn’t bad either. We always looked forward to Cheryl’s biscuits and gravy. They were umm, umm good! God be with you all today and in the days to come as you mourn the loss of a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. Love Bill and Dar



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