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Cheryl Bounds


The funeral service for Cheryl Bounds of Verndale will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 13, at the Bethany Free Lutheran Church in Blue Grass, with Pastor Daryl Jacobson presiding.

Visitation will be held at the Schuller Family Funeral Home’s Verndale Chapel on Wednesday, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. and will resume at the church in Blue Grass on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

Cheryl, age 70, passed away with family by her side on January 8, 2022, at the Lakewood Health System Hospital, in Staples, MN.

Cheryl was born on February 26, 1951, in Schenectady, NY. Her parents were Richard and Ida (Leger) Gaynor. She attended school and graduated in Saratoga Springs and continued her education to become a registered nurse. Cheryl was united in marriage with Merle Bounds on July 26, 1968, in Saratoga Springs, NY. She found employment there as a nurse and later in Staples, MN. Her time away from work gave her the opportunity to take her sons fishing and spend treasured time with her family. Her hands and mind were always busy with reading, crocheting, crafting, playing cards and board games. With her big heart Cheryl was a good listener, with a caring, loving nature.

Preceding Cheryl in death were her parents, Ida and Richard; and siblings, Leslie Halloway and Marlene Whalen.

Left with treasured memories of Cheryl are her husband Merle; children, Michele (Steven North) Bounds of Porter Corners, NY, Marissa (Dwight) Kern of Sebeka, Michael (Stacy Kircher) Bounds of Staples, Joseph (Sarah Smith) Bounds of Wadena and Aaron (Jessie Griffith) Bounds of Verndale; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; along with numerous family members and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be Craig, Christine and Amilia Dufore, Payton Kern, Makinze Bounds, Eli Bounds, Ethan Bounds, Emily Bounds, Izabella Bounds, and Aiden Bounds.

Pallbearers will be Greg Bounds, Wayde Gould, Chris Youngbauer, Dwight Kern, Chris Bounds and Shade Bounds.

Burial will be in Bethany Lutheran Cemetery, Blue Grass, MN.

Arrangements are with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Verndale, MN. (

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