Cheryl K. (Rathbun) Bornholdt

January 16, 1953 ~ April 12, 2020 (age 67)


Cheryl “Sherry” Bornholdt, 67, of Spring Valley, MN, died on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020 at her home.

Cheryl Kay Rathbun was born on January 16, 1953 to Erwin and Irene (Winters) Rathbun at St. Olaf Hospital in Austin, MN. She attended Spring Valley schools through 9th grade. On April 6, 1985, Sherry was united in marriage to Ron Bornholdt at First English Lutheran Church in Spring Valley. Sherry worked at Hilltop Grocery, Elaine’s Café as a waitress, the Motor Mart in Spring Valley, and cleaned houses in the Spring Valley area. She loved to shop, clean, and go out to eat.

Sherry is survived by her husband Ron Bornholdt of Spring Valley, daughter Hope Himli of Spring Valley, stepchildren Dennis Bornholdt of Spring Valley, Todd (Lisa) Bornholdt of Spring Grove, MN, Darren (Tricha Dahlke) Bornholdt of Spring Valley, and Lloyd Bornholdt of Spring Valley, sister Marcy McNiff, brothers-in-law Wayne Reed and Kenny Long, 22 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughters Angella Bornholdt and Christine Schlee, brothers Erwin Rathbun Jr., William Rathbun, sisters Gloria Reed, Pauline Kinnear, and Judy Long, parents-in-law Russell and Caryle Bornholdt, and nephew Brad McNiff.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private family burial will be held on Friday, April 17 at Spring Valley Cemetery with Pastor Herman Bakker officiating.

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