Cheryl Lee Sparrowgrove-Worcel, age 58, of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Family will receive friends on Monday, July 18, 2016, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, with a celebration of life service following. A memorial fund has been established.
Cheryl is survived by her three sons Zach (Mariah Trujillo), Dylan, and Trevor Worcel all of Cedar Rapids; her father Harold; two sisters Sandra (Lorne) Koenig, Marengo, and Michelle Sparrowgrove, Cedar Rapids; two grandchildren Lily and Roman Worcel; father of her children Allen Worcel, of Homestead; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother.
Cheryl Sparrowgrove was born September 28, 1957, in Patuxent, MD, the daughter of Harold and Marcia Beardsley Sparrowgrove. She attended Iowa Valley School in Marengo and received her GED from Kirkwood Community College. She continued at Kirkwood and received her LPN. She attended the University of Iowa and received her surgical tech certification. She worked at an oncology practice as a Med Tech in West Hills, CA, then later at Marengo Memorial Hospital as a Lab Tech. In her earlier years she loved riding horses. Cheryl enjoyed reading, writing, painting, watching classic movies, collecting glass angels, cooking and making homemade noodles. She especially loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and with her animals.