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Cheryl Ann Stanosheck Youngs

October 9, 1948 — November 25, 2022

Cheryl Stanosheck Youngs, my loving wife, passed away November 25, 2022 at our home in Moorhead, MN following multiple medical challenges.  She greeted the world October 9, 1948, in Huron, SD.  Cheryl loved people, loved to laugh, loved shoes, and loved the color red.  Most of all, she loved family–her brother-in-law, two nieces and three great nephews.  Family was priority number one, no questions asked.  Beyond family, Cheryl intensely loved learning and teaching.  Her nieces said that young Cheryl had a blackboard and school desk in her basement where she would beg friends and family to play school–after school.  As she got older, Cheryl’s passion for learning and teaching led her to return to school again and again.  She earned a teaching degree in French (South Dakota State University, Brookings, ’70); a Master’s degree in French Education (University of Iowa, Iowa City, ’74); a second Master’s degree in Counseling (North Dakota State University, Fargo, ’79); and a Ph.D. in Secondary Education and English Language Learners (University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ’99–14 years after her MS diagnosis.)  She taught American English for one year to French high school students in Narbonne, France; high school French and Spanish in Iowa City, IA; French at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, IA; and education courses at NDSU and Minnesota State University, Moorhead.  Cheryl also served for three years as the Project Director for a statewide Adult Career Planning grant for displaced homemakers in ND; received the Outstanding Innovations in Counseling Award from the North Dakota Association for Counseling and Development and the Outstanding Advisor Award from NDSU.  Her MS forced her to end her formal teaching career in 2002, but she did not lose her enthusiasm for teaching students from culturally diverse backgrounds.  For example, Cheryl did volunteer work for several years with non-native English speakers meeting at Faith United Methodist Church, Fargo.  These tidbits all reflect a much larger pattern.  Cheryl consistently sparkled with enthusiasm for students, friends, and family.  That’s why I fell deeply in love with her and stayed in love.  We married in 1976 in Iowa City, IA and moved to Fargo, ND in 1978.  In retirement, we spent many hours with friends, coffee, and books at Barnes and Noble.  We laughed that we were making progress in moving much of Barnes and Noble’s book stock to our home.  Besides me, George, Cheryl is survived by two nieces, Shawn (Paul) Oelrich, Tucson, AZ; Shireen (Dale) Feldt, Thomson, IA, and three great nephews, Jesse (Gisela Velazco) Kranz, Davie, FL; and both Garrett and Grant Walsh, Thompson, IA.  Cheryl was preceded in death by her father, Robert L. Stanosheck; her mother, Yvonne Kurtz Stanosheck; and her older sister, Shirley (Denny) Sultany.  People meant the world to Cheryl, and Cheryl meant the world to them.  Services will be held at Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN, Monday, May 1, 11:00, 2023 to celebrate our engagement date (www.wrightfuneral.com).  Should you wish to send a memorial, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society would be a welcomed choice.

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Monday, May 1, 2023

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