Cheryl Buren

Thursday, March 4, 2010
Cheryl Buren

Funeral services for Ms. Cheryl Buren, 57, of Royal, were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal. Rev. Dr. Jo Frahm Watkins officiated the service.

Visitation was on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

Interment took place in Willow Creek Cemetery in Royal.

Ms. Buren passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, at Spencer Hospital.

Cheryl Dykshoorn Buren, the daughter of Lowell and Nell (Dekker) Dykshoorn, was born Oct. 18, 1952, at Sheldon, Iowa. She attended elementary and jr. high school in Sheldon and in 1966, her family moved to Spencer where she graduated from Spencer High School in 1970. Following high school she worked at Rexall Drug, Winslow's and the Prime Rib.

Cheryl married Mike Buren in 1975 at the Hope Reformed Church in Spencer. From this union there were two sons, Scott and Walt.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Royal where she made her home since 1975. The joy of her life was her children and family. She loved working at the Prime Rib for the past 30 years with all the wonderful help. Cheryl loved her flower garden and spent many hours tending it. She found great joy in entertaining her family and friends. She was committed to her community.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents: Abe and Alice Dykshoorn and Bas and Martha Dekker; and brother-in-law, Byron Roos.

Left to cherish her memory are her beloved, Gary; sons: Scott Buren of Royal, Walt Buren of Spencer, and Heath (Rebecca) Huberg; her parents, Lowell and Nell Dykshoorn; siblings: Marcia Roos of Sheldon and Rick (Karen) Dykshoorn of Spirit Lake.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.