Funeral Services for Cheryl Wamberg, age 53, of Wausa, Nebraska, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Evangelical Covenant Church in Wausa. Pastor Matthew Norlen will officiate with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wausa.
Visitation will be Monday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the church with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service. A Memorial service will be held later in Lincoln at the First Covenant Church.
Brockhaus Funeral Home of Wausa is in charge of arrangements.
Cheryl died Friday, June 27, 2014 at Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Cheryl Lynn Wamberg, daughter of Dale and Mary Ann (Tichy) Wamberg, was born July 26, 1960, in Sioux City, Iowa. Cheryl died June 27, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the age of 53. Cheryl and her family moved to Wausa, Nebraska in 1967, where she attended school from the second grade until graduating with the Class of 1978. Although Cheryl wasn’t able to compete athletically, she was a big Viking and Husker fan. Cheryl spent her high school years as a student manager, and later in life, wondered if the coaches knew she wasn’t always objective in keeping stats.
Cheryl enjoyed both academic and dorm life at Wayne State College. She graduated in 1982 with dual majors in Math and Business, and a minor in Computer Science. Cheryl began her career as a computer programmer at Ameritas Lie Insurance Company upon completing college. After 15 years with Ameritas, she retired due to disability. Although life took varying degrees of decline, Cheryl worked at finding ways to contribute both at church and with volunteer work. After being a patient at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, she volunteered in the assistive technology department of Occupational Therapy. Cheryl also helped organize many mission trips to Reynosa, Mexico through the First Evangelical Covenant Church and Concrete for Christ. She was happy to accept winter invitations to Mesa, Arizona, and Tracy, California. Those quickly turned into summer trips to watch Diamondback and Cardinal baseball games.
Go Huskers! Go Cardinals! Go Royals!
Cheryl is survived by her parents, Dale and Mary Ann Wamberg of Wausa, Nebraska; four brothers, Stan Wamberg of Laramie, Wyoming, Roger (Cathy) Wamberg of Wausa, David (Kim) Wamberg of Fullerton, Nebraska, and Dan (Angie) Wamberg of Wausa; sister, Vicki (Keith) Byrkit of David City, Nebraska; eleven nephews and nieces, Jason (Brooke) Wamberg of Omaha, Nebraska, Kayla (Justin) Lackas of Norfolk, Nebraska, Scott (Angie) Byrkit of Lincoln, Nebraska, Kate Byrkit of Beatrice, Nebraska, Brian Wamberg and Brandon Wamberg of Fullerton, Matthew Wamberg of Watford City, North Dakota, Nathan Wamberg of Laramie, Wyoming, and Dillon Wamberg, Dawson Wamberg, and Alexa Wamberg of Wausa; aunt and uncle, Donna and Paul Vance of Kansas City, Missouri; aunt, Janice Teadtke of Niobrara, Nebraska; cousins, Leslie Soulis of Lee Summit, Missouri, Mitch Vance of New Port, Oregon, Steven Teadtke of Niobrara, Gayle Jones of Torrington, Wyoming, and Julie Paradise of Lee Summit; and numerous friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Bill and Aina Wamberg, and Adolph and Helen Tichy; and an uncle, Kenneth Teadtke.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family for later designation.
“Thank you for being my friend” – Cheryl
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