Cheryl Ann (Twiss) Riddel, 68, formerly of Doland passed away April 28, 2013, at Hospice of the Valley Coronado Home in Phoenix, Ariz., following complications from a brain aneurysm. Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. Father Christopher Hughes will celebrate the Mass. Burial will follow in Greenlawn cemetery in Redfield. Visitation will be Saturday, one hour prior to the funeral at the church.
Memorials can be directed to Hospice of the Valley at 1510 East Flower St, Phoenix, AZ 85014.
Cheryl was born Dec. 4, 1944, in San Antonio, Texas, to Gordon and Evelyn (Crane) Twiss, the oldest of seven children. She moved to Doland, as an infant, grew up and attended school and graduated from Doland High School in 1962.
After high school, she attended Huron College and graduated with a degree in Psychology. From college, she moved to Minneapolis, Minn., and worked in the purchasing department for Sico.
She married Russ Riddel in February 1974. During her married life, she lived in Minneapolis, Minn.; Olivia, Minn.; Indianapolis, Ind.; and Sycamore, Ill., until retirement. She worked as a para-educator at North Elementary while living in Sycamore, Ill. After retirement, she moved to Sun City, Ariz., to live near her children and grandchildren.
Cheryl had a strong faith and was very active with her church. She enjoyed bowling, she was an avid Minnesota sports fan, was a lover of animals and cared for many pets through the years. She especially loved and enjoyed spending time with her three grandchildren.
Survivors include; one daughter, Danelle (Damon) Boyd; three grandchildren: Declan, Kierstyn and Gavin Boyd, Phoenix, Ariz.; one son, Nicholas Riddel, Tempe, Ariz. Cheryl is also survived by three sisters: Linda Twiss, Maplewood, Minn., Maureen (Randy) Geyerman, LeMars, Iowa, and Annette (Jim) Roby, Watertown; three brothers: Larry (Debi) Twiss, Aberdeen, Mick (Betty) Twiss, Redfield, and John (Alison) Twiss, Ham Lake, Minn., and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and grandparents.