Cheryl Bogdan passed away at 54 years old, on Friday, August 21, 2020, after an over-2-year battle with cancer.
Cheryl was born on May 30, 1966 to Clayton and Carolyn Ebsch in Menominee, Michigan. On August 4, 1984 she married Thomas Bogdan in Wallace, Michigan and eventually settled in Appleton, Wisconsin to raise two children. They had a loving marriage for 36 years. In her early years of marriage, Cheryl’s main priority and passion was taking care of her home and her family. In later years, she worked as a Ministry Assistant at Appleton Alliance Church. In this position, she enjoyed helping under-resourced people in their community with their physical and spiritual needs.
Beyond her work at the church, Cheryl loved spending time with her grandson; they were inseparable. She had a special touch with children—her nieces and nephews and any other child she encountered were drawn to her sweet, calm, gentle spirit. She was a woman of great faith and inner strength that came from a close relationship with Jesus Christ, and she made that relationship known to nearly everyone who was with her, even the medical staff who cared for her in the last two years. She impacted others everywhere she went with words of love and wisdom.
Cheryl is survived by her husband, Thomas; two children, Ryan and Catrina (husband Steven Pinkham); her grandson, Riley Pinkham, and yet-to-arrive granddaughter; her parents, Clayton and Carolyn Ebsch; two brothers, Jeffrey Ebsch (Karen) and Christopher Ebsch (Kristen); four sisters, Catherine Sukubu (Godefroid), Julie McGinley (Chris), Jessica Anibas (Jason), and Carrie Sue Barnes (Matt); and nineteen nieces and nephews.
The funeral service for Cheryl will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 10:00 at Appleton Alliance Church, located at 2693 W. Grand Chute Boulevard, with Pastor Mark Tegtmeier officiating. Doors will open at 9:30 AM. Thank you in advance for wearing a face cover and practicing social distancing.