Cheryl Anne (Zurfluh) Deck

Cheryl Anne (Zurfluh) Deck

November 15, 1946 – June 1, 2019

Cheryl Anne ( Zurfluh) Deck passed away early Saturday morning after a brief illness.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Jean Zurfluh.

She was born in Lincoln, NE in 1946. She moved to Sioux City, IA, at a young age. She graduated from East High School in Sioux City, IA. She received her bachelor’s degree from Morningside College in Sioux City, IA. She also held degrees in nursing and education. She received her master’s degree, L.M.H.P, from University of Nebraska at Omaha.

After working in nursing for many years, she fulfilled her lifelong desire to have her own mental health practice. She was very fulfilled by the help she was able to provide in her thriving practice.

She was a voracious reader, kept up on current affairs, enjoyed spending time with her family, eating out, and was especially fond of her granddaughter, Charlotte.

She is survived by daughter, Cherie Jo Sadler (Bob); son, Robert B. Deck (Jenna); and granddaughter, Charlotte.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Friday, June 7th at 11am at the West Center Chapel, followed by a luncheon at the mortuary.



  • Robert Plevel Posted June 4, 2019 1:48 pm

    Always enjoyed her company and talks with her. God bless her soul.

  • Penny L. Bartholomew Posted June 5, 2019 6:59 pm

    Cheri has been my counselor for many years, and from the beginning, she just clicked with me. Over time, I came to think of her as a friend, and I believe she thought likewise, within the boundaries of her profession, of course. We even have the same birthday, though some years apart! I would always bring a treat for us to share during my appointment nearest our birthdays! She was funny and so very wise, and she helped me very much in my life. The news of her passing has been a shock, and I will miss her deeply. She has touched so many lives, directly and indirectly. My thoughts and prayers go out to her children and her granddaughter during this difficult time. Thank you, Cheri, for your kindness and compassion.

  • Lyla Drake-Wilhelm Posted June 5, 2019 8:47 pm

    Cheryl was an incredible woman and knowing her was a gift. I am deeply saddened by her passing. She will forever be missed.

  • Teresa Alexander Posted June 6, 2019 9:11 pm

    Cheryl has helped me through some very tough times in the last three years. Even though a professional relationship has to come first, I believe we had developed a friendship. There were so many times we got to laughing so hard we cried. Her laugh and her smile were infectious. I looked forward to our sessions every two weeks and will miss her very much! My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. God has gained a beautiful angel.

  • Linda Novak Posted June 6, 2019 11:34 pm

    We met in high school and now we must part far too soon. Got in typical trouble way back then! Cheri was always so smart! She was kind, caring and had a big heart. We spent many hours on the phone as we lived so far apart now. I’m so glad she came to visit me last summer in San Diego. I will miss the phone calls terribly and the sound of your voice. Rest in peace my dear friend. I will miss you! Until we meet again!

  • Robin McWilliams Posted June 7, 2019 7:24 am

    She was my lighthouse. She improved my quality of life so much over the last few years. My heart goes out to her family and other patients, she will be missed.

  • Kristy Lage Posted June 7, 2019 3:07 pm

    I recently found out about Cheri’s untimely passing. Cheri was one of my closest friends for the last several years. I wish circumstances would have allowed me to attend her service. I will miss her tremendously and I am so very sorry for your loss. If I can be of service in any way, please let me know. I know this must be a difficult time for the Deck family and again, my sincerest condolences and sympathy. She will be missed.

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