Cheryl Lynn Girskis


Lakeview – Cheryl Lynn Girskis, age 70, of Greenville, unexpectedly passed away at home on Sunday, July 17, 2016. Cheryl was born on December 30, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Richard and Gloria (Fischer) Nostrand. Cheryl graduated from Farmington High School Class of 1964. Cheryl was the most kindhearted, selfless and giving person that anyone had the pleasure of knowing. She loved spending time with her family and doing her daily crosswords. She did get out weekly playing dominoes and bingo where she enjoyed her time at the Greenville Senior Center. She made visits when she could to family and friends that usually meant that you got a homemade meal or some token of appreciation.

Cheryl and her widowed husband, Tom Girskis spent their past years remodeling an 100 plus year old farm house, gardening, canning, and selling fresh vegetables at their home. She will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

Cheryl is survived by a daughter, Dawn (Clifton) Dickinson of Greenville; a son Joe (Lynn) Girskis of Trufant; grandchildren Dylan Deal, Kaci (Travis) Walker, Krista Dickinson, Justin and Kaelee Girskis; step-father Edward Rupp; siblings Debbie (Larry) Pilicik of Houston, TX, Jennifer Kaplan of Livonia, MI, Leslie Clark of Tampa, FL; sister-in-laws Rose (Mike) Livingston of South Lyon, Marci Kuciemba of South Lyon, and Nancy Samalot of Newaygo; and many nieces and nephews.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years Thomas Girskis in 2005; her parents Richard Nostrand and Gloria Rupp.

A Celebration of Cheryl’s life will be held on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm with visitation from 1:00 – 2:00 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 9844 SW Greenville Rd, Greenville, MI 48838, with Pastor Betsy Kamphuis officiating. There will be light refreshments following at the church. Memorial Contributions in Cheryl’s memory may be made to the Greenville Senior Center in Lieu of flowers. 


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  • Debbie Pilcik (Wednesday, July 20 16 12:26 pm EDT)

    Sissy.. You have gone and I am still here. Please know that you will live on forever in my heart and I will wait for the time we can soar together again.....Until then when I need you, I will whisper
    your name, and I know you will be there....I am so great full to have had you as my sister. You will be missed more than words can say..Love Always, Debbie

  • Katherine M. Kuciemba (Wednesday, July 20 16 11:06 pm EDT)

    May Aunt Cheryl rest in peace knowing how many lives she has touched. I know she is with her husband, my Uncle Tom, and all the wonderful people in our family that have gone before her. I have many
    fun memories of our time growing up when visiting Lakeview as it was a very special place for us all. Love,
    Katherine M. Kuciemba ( niece of Tom and Cheryl Girskis)

  • Esther Petersen (Thursday, July 21 16 10:37 am EDT)

    Joe and family
    Our deepest sympathy to you and the entire Girskis family.
    Red and Esther Petersen and families-Sidney

  • Jane girskis (Thursday, July 21 16 12:42 pm EDT)

    I have great memories of Aunt Cheryl and Uncle Toms house with the whole family. May she rest in peace and enjoy her reunion with the rest of the family.

  • Diane Hackett Peterson (Friday, July 22 16 12:26 am EDT)

    I was so lucky to meet a cousin on my dads side. We went to mi to see her and Tom a couple yrs before he passed. Then in 2008 went to visit her an she let us stay at her home. We had good talks about
    My Aunt Mabel our phone talks gonna miss too
    Sad we didn't meet sooner

  • Larry & Susan Anstett (Friday, July 22 16 08:39 am EDT)

    So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our prayers.

  • Rose Livingston (Friday, July 22 16 11:48 am EDT)

    Cheryl I am so glad that God blessed us with you in our family and that he let you stay 11 years after our dear brother Tommy passed away. You were the best wife and soul mate he could have had. You
    never complained about feeling sick, and most people didn't know you were. We shared some good times together that along with you I will never forget. Okay go have that dance with Tommy now. Love,
    Rose and Mike

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