Cheryl Sue German-Chung, 67, Cedar City, Utah, passed way Sept. 4 at Intermountain Medical Center, Murray, Utah. She was born on July 28, 1946 to Erwin and Virginia (Spaulding) German, in Fort Wayne.
Cheryl graduated from Huntertown High School in 1964 and attended Parkview Nursing School. She served as an Army Nurse, 1st LT, in Vietnam. She worked triage for the 93rd EVAC Hospital, 44th Med Brigade in Long Bien, Republic of South Vietnam. After returning from Vietnam, she continued with nursing and Veterans advocacy work. She was instrumental in completing the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Whistle Stop Tour in, which the Women’s Statue now sits in Washington, DC on the National Mall. She married David Chung on May 27, 1991. Cheryl is also responsible for the completion of the Iron County, Utah Vietnam Veterans Memorial located in Cedar City, Utah. She researched all of the information on the granite panels of this memorial. She continued her nursing career with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
She is survived by her husband, David; two brothers, Craig German, Flowery Branch, Ga., and Curtis German, Fort Wayne; three sisters, Coleen Lunn, Greenwood, Carla (Tom) Bechman, Franklin, and Carma (Bruce) German, Laketon; brother-in-law Daniel Chung, Lisle, Ill.; sister-in-law Cathy (John) Chung-Huxhold, Chicago, Ill.; mother-in-law Catherin Chung, Algonquin, Ill. and 14 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother-in-law, Robert Lunn, and her father-in-law, Louis Chung.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. at Marion National Cemetery Chapel, 1700 E 38th Street, Marion, with Chaplain Lynda Jones officiating. Friends and family may call on Friday from 10-11 a.m. at the Chapel. Burial will take place in Marion National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation, Inc., 1735 Connecticut Ave. NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20009.
Arrangements entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester.
Condolences may be sent to mckeemortuary.com.