Cheryl Ann Chase “Mashkiki Kwe” (Healing Spirit Woman), age 65, died peacefully on April 9th, 2021 surrounded by love and family in Andover, Minnesota. Cheryl was born on December 11th, 1955 in Cass Lake, Minnesota. Cheryl-iban Gaa-zagaskwaajimekaag gii-onjibaa (Cheryl was from Leech Lake Nation).
Cheryl selflessly and compassionately served others over a 43 year nursing career. Cheryl worked and went to school in both Hawaii and Alaska. Cheryl worked 19 years for the Minnesota Visiting Nurses Association, working with families as a public health nurse. True to her nature, Cheryl worked up until and through her terminal diagnosis. Cheryl lived and loved fully and generously.
The family that Cheryl joins again are her mother, Nadine Chase; her uncle, John C. Beaulieu; her nephew, Corey Chase; and numerous other family members, friends, and loved ones.
Cheryl is forever remembered by her daughter, Candace Chase; her granddaughter, Nadine Chase; her father, Walter Chase Jr.; her brothers: Walter Chase III “Butch” and John Chase “Punk;” nieces & nephews: Brianna Chase, Jordan Chase, Samuel Chase, Juliane Chase-Wilson; and numerous other beloved cousins, family, and friends.
A visitation for Cheryl will begin at 10:00 AM, Saturday April 17th, 2021 and will continue until the celebration of life at 1:00 PM; all held at the Dave Morgan Community Center, 15085 Old Housing Drive Bena, Minnesota 56626. Interment will be held in the Lakeview Cemetery next to the community center following the service on Saturday. The family is asking that attendees honor social distancing protocols in order to keep everyone safe; masks are required.
“As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul, and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
Cheryl’s care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.northernpeace.com
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