In Memory

Cheryl Loessel (Highlen)

Cheryl Loessel (Highlen)

Cheryl Lynn Highlen (Loessel), of Bay City, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2016, at Heartland Hampton Healthcare, age 70 years.  The daughter of the late Erwin and Dorothy (Kesemeyer) Loessel, she was born on December 24, 1945, Bay City, MI.  Cheryl graduated from T.L. Handy High School in 1963.  She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and its Mr. and Mrs. Club.  Cheryl was also a member of the Multiple Sclerosis Club.  On December 28, 1963, Cheryl married Ernie C. Highlen at Zion Lutheran Church.  Ernie survives her passing along with their two children, Kimberly Goodnight and her special friend, Gregory Courier and Todd Highlen and his special friend, Amy Nowak; two grandchildren, Cody Goodnight and Nicole Goodnight; her sister, Judith (Jarome) Bialobrzeksi; her brothers and sisters-in-law, David (Diane) Highlen, Sharon Loessel, Myrtle Oatzes, Beverly (Joe) Lasky and Nancy (Mike) Cooney; and many nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents, Cheryl was also preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Loessel; her son-in-law, James Goodnight; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Molly (Joe) Lesko and Pat Phillips.  The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Heartland Health Care Center, and Heartland Hospice for the kind and compassionate care they provided for Mrs. Highlen.  Interment took place in Floral Gardens Cemetery.

Source:  Gephart Funeral Home, Bay City, MI

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10/05/16 06:04 PM #1    

JoAnne Bennett (Smith)


May our dear Cheryl who was our class best dancer be dancing with the angels now and Heaven's newest Dancing Queen.  Till we meet again my friend...............



10/06/16 11:19 PM #2    

Mary Solinski (Dalton)

May you rest in peace Cheryl.  You never complained and always had a beautiful spirit about you.  You will be missed by so many.  

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