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Official Obituary of

Cheryl Elizabeth (Hendricks) Bowers

April 20, 1967 ~ February 20, 2023 (age 55) 55 Years Old

Cheryl Bowers Obituary

Cheryl Elizabeth Bowers, age 55 of South Bend, passed away unexpectedly on February 20, 2023.  Cheryl was born April 20, 1967, in South Bend, Indiana.  She attended Adams High School and later took numerous classes at Daytona Beach Community College.  On April 7, 2007, she married Jerry Bowers.  Jerry preceded her in death on December 25, 2022.

She is survived by her sons Zach (Sara) Christman of Mishawaka and Tony Multari of Nashville, Tennessee, her grandchildren whom she loved dearly, Andrew Burns and Emma Wright, her brother Jim Hendricks Jr. of San Francisco, California and her “furbabies” Royce and Gemma. Surviving as well are her step-children Amanda Bowers, Brandon Bowers and Tasha Rajski-Cole, her step-grandchildren Jayden, Haylie, Liam, Hannah, Joe and Neveah, and her step-mother Sue Hendricks.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Desiree Smith, her father, James Hendricks and her mother and step-father, Shirley and Bob Forsberg.

There will be 2 hours of visitation prior to the 1:00 pm celebration of life service on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at Cruz Family Funeral Home in Osceola.  Pastor Chris Rowe will officiate, and a livestream of the funeral will be broadcast starting at 12:45pm (EST).  To view services online, please click “play” in the box below.

Cheryl was employed for several years with the Lebermuth Company and NylonCraft, both in Mishawaka. In her spare time, she loved to work in her yard, cook for family gatherings and relax in the evenings watching movies with her husband, Jerry.  Her mother was her very best friend, and they spent numerous evenings together laughing, talking and eating Barnaby’s Pizza. 

Her work ethic, silly sense of humor, and warm and welcoming spirit to all who came through her door will be greatly missed.  To light a virtual candle, share a story of Cheryl’s life, or leave a message of comfort for her family, please follow the links provided on the tribute wall tab above.




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February 25, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cruz Family Funeral Home
1109 Lincolnway West
Osceola, Indiana 46561

Celebration of Life
February 25, 2023

1:00 PM
Cruz Family Funeral Home
1109 Lincolnway West
Osceola, Indiana 46561


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