Colleen Cheskey created lifelong bonds
Memorial services for Colleen Cheskey, 69, of Mobridge, were held Monday, April 1, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.
Colleen passed away Tuesday, March, 26, 2013, at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen.
Colleen Kay (Norby) Cheskey was born April 23, 1943, in Mobridge to Carl and Marie (Anfinson) Norby. She grew up in Mobridge and graduated from Mobridge High School in 1961. While in high school, she was a carhop at Dean’s Drive-Inn, where she met Curtiss “Cud” Cheskey. They were married in August 1961 at Trinity Lutheran Church. To this union, two children were born, Carla and Carter.
Colleen worked various jobs in Mobridge, including secretary for Mobridge High School. Her most recent job was a waitress at KT’s Fireside.
She was very active in the community, being a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Women of Trinity, Friends of the Library, Bridge Club, and was very involved in selling of daffodils to benefit the American Cancer Society. In the past she was a Job’s Daughter, secretary for the North Central 4-H Rodeo and sat on the Sitting Bull Rodeo Queen Committee.
Colleen was an avid bridge and pinochle player. You could often see her speeding through town on her pink bike. She loved swimming, walking, playing tennis, playing the bass drum in the adult band, reading, going to coffee at Homespun and spending time and reminiscing with her special friends from high school. Theirs was a friendship like no other.
She was a very special person and her infectious laugh and quick wit made for some very fun times. Her granddaughters will fondly remember the bike rides, trips to the play park and to the pool, walks and card games.
Blessed to have shared her life is her husband of 51 years, Curtiss “Cud” of Mobridge; her daughter, Carla (Graling) Carmichael of Rapid City; her son, Carter (Kirsten) of Wyomissing, Pa.; her five granddaughters, Courtney Carmichael, Chelsey Carmichael, Emma Cheskey, Olivia Cheskey and Julia Cheskey; her father, Carl Norby of Mobridge; her sister, Sharon (Ron) Frederickson of Milaca, Minn.; her brother, Bruce (Cheryl) Norby of Rapid City; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Marie Norby.
Due to her love of animals, donations can be made to Oahe Vet Clinic to help care for rescued animals.