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Cheryl Ballweg, 71, of Langdon, ND passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 at her home in Langdon.
Cheryl was born December 5, 1944 in Langdon to Tony and Ella Mukomela. She attended school in Langdon and graduated from Langdon High School. She went on to Mayville State University where she earned her BS degree in elementary education. She taught at Crookston before marrying Darrell Ballweg in August of 1967. Cheryl and Darrell bought a farm near Nekoma and lived there until moving into Langdon in the 1970s.
Cheryl loved to cook. She also enjoyed visiting with friends and family especially spending time with her grandkids. She was a member of St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon and helped with serving lunch at St. EdwardÃ¢â¬â¢s in Nekoma whenever she was needed.
Surviving Cheryl is her son, Darren (Mary) of Nekoma; granddaughter Lauren Ballweg; step-grandchildren: Patricia, Kevin, and Timothy; six step-great-grandchildren; siblings: Shirley Lazarz, Kenneth (Gwen) Mukomela, Robert (Kay) Mukomela, and Lois (Eldon) Nolte; honorary grandchildren: Alyson & Megan Wilhelmi, Alex, Riley, & Kendra Stremick, and Carignan children; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Darrell; and siblings: Arthur (Sheila) Mukomela, Marjorie (Robert) Logan, and William Mukomela; and brother-in-law Steve Lazarz.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon, ND. Visitation will take place from 5-7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 prayer service on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon, ND. Visitation will also take place one hour prior to service time at the church on Friday. Interment- Calvary Cemetery, Langdon, ND.
We were so sorry to hear of her passing. She is with Darrell now, sharing the wonderful home that our Savior promised us. We truly will be together again as our Savior has promised. Until then, remember the good times and the laughter shared. She will be missed. I love her orange dessert she made....it is a fav!! of mine. May God bless you all with peace and comfort now and in the days ahead. Our deepest sympathies. Jay and Jackie and families.
Jay and Jackie Perius and Families May 6 2016 12:00 AM
She was my aunt (my mother is Lois). Every summer during school, we visited Grandma and Grandpa. We saw Aunt Cherry, Uncle Darrell and Darren both at the grandparents home and when we visited the farm in Nekoma. I have great memories of Aunt Cherry, my grandparents, especially Grandma, and Langdon in general. She will be sorely missed by many, but we will be with her and all of our loved ones one day.
Colleen Jones May 5 2016 12:00 AM
Darren, Mary, and all of Cherry's family, When I look at the picture of Cherry standing by her big rig I always marvel how she could maneuver around in traffic (Phoenix!!! and to and fro from Langdon to Mesa) what an absolute trooper she was to do this with one hand (left at that)!. That is what she was like when faced with adversity. She would just muscle on and never complain . I so admire her and her strength of character and so many skills. Most of all I will miss her dry subtle (sometimes not so subtle) humor!! May she rest in peace and can only picture her with two hands wrapped around Darrell in heaven looking down at us. Hard to let go of someone so special but savor the times spent with her. She and Lois made an effort to come to Sun City West in January where four of us forever friends were able to reunite. Marlene will be coming to the funeral too. She touched so many lives and will be missed. Her name said it all Cherry (cheery).
Joann and John Lawrence May 4 2016 12:00 AM
Darren, Marry, & Lauren, Condolences in your loss.
Douglas Storie May 4 2016 12:00 AM
Cherry and I were college friends and then went on to room together in Crookston where we both had teaching jobs. What fun we had! She always had such a great sense of humor. I was able to stop on by at her home a couple times in the last couple years, and we did some catching up. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She will be missed. Evie Einarsson Holand
Evie Holand May 4 2016 12:00 AM
To Cherrys family, Please know of our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. Cherry was such a wonderful, sweet lady, married to my cousin Darrell . She has truly earned her way to heaven from trials she had endured here on earth. "May The Angles Lead you into Paradise" Cherry. Inie Hamann-Rath and Leonard Rath
Inie Hamann-Rath May 3 2016 12:00 AM
Darren, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a wonderful person. You and your family are in my thoughts. Laurie Schill Mager
Laurie Schill Mager May 3 2016 12:00 AM
Darren, So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I have great memories of all the baking our moms did together back in the day! She was a very special lady and will leave a whole in the hearts of all who loved her.
Julie (Lebrun) Bachman May 2 2016 12:00 AM
Darren & Mary, You have never met me, but I an originally from Nekoma and I am a friend of Margie Routson. My parents Nina & Arvid Berggren were neighbors and friends to your parents in Langdon. Cheryl and Darrell were wonderful people. My mom Nina, is 97 years old and lives in assisted living near me in Elgin, ND. We extend or sympathies in the loss of your mom. She was a sweet woman. Enid Berggren Steinkuehler and Nina Berggren
Enid Berggren Steinkuehler May 2 2016 12:00 AM
Our heart is heavy and saddened by this loss. Our prayers and thoughts go out to all of Cherry's family. We will miss her always! We love you Cherry!
Nadine Ballweg-Stremick May 2 2016 12:00 AM