Cheri Belling, 75, of Motley, gained her angel wings on Saturday, May 01, 2021. She loved and fully embraced being a daughter, wife, sister, mom, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. She was such a light in this world. A generous and genuinely beautiful soul gone way too soon. Her spirit and joy for life will be greatly missed.
Services will take place at 12:00pm on Friday, May 07, 2021 at the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel in Staples, Minnesota. Visitation will take place one hour prior to services. Interment will be at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples, Minnesota.
Cheri was born to Jack and Rayma (Nelson) Thorn on July 11, 1945 in Staples, Mn. With her family she lived in Seward, Alaska and then later moved to Morro Bay, California and graduated from High School there. In 1966, she met Dick Belling and together they were married in 1967 in Staples, Mn. Cheri worked as an LPN for many years in Springfield, and she also assisted Dick in his Dental Practice.
Dick and Cheri spent many wonderful years in Springfield raising their family. Summers were spent at their cabin on Lake Shamineau. Wherever she was, Cheri loved having family and friends visit and always made them feel welcome. Upon retirement, Dick and Cheri made Lake Shamineau their home.
Cheri enjoyed golf, playing cards - especially poker and cribbage, reading (book club), bingo, playing dice, spending time on the pontoon, and wine club with friends. She also enjoyed spending her winters in Palm Springs and Morro Bay. Her family and friends never had empty stomachs or cold feet, as she was always knitting slippers for everyone as well as cooking and baking.
She is survived by Dick, her husband of 54 years; sons Craig (Dori), and Todd (Karie); daughter Kristin; grandchildren Jason, Kallie (Adam), and Christopher; and great grandchild Laynie; sisters Joy (Bill) Agnew, and Betty Nichols; brother Tom (Sandra) Thorn; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Jack and Rayma Thorn.