Cheryl Schmidt, 62, passed away on January 22, 2022, in Jacksonville, Florida. She was born August 20, 1959, in Chicago, Illinois. She is survived by her loving partner, Scott Campbell; her beloved parents, Ronald and Doreen Schmidt; her sisters, Linda Polacek (Robert), Julie Cook (Rick), Barbara Jones (Allen); her six nephews and one niece, Scott Polacek (Rachel), Kurtis Polacek (Amanda), Kevin Polacek (Murrella), Corey Jones (Stefi), Kelly Polacek (Carter), Ryan Polacek, and Robert Cook; as well as one great nephew, Wesley; and one great niece, Evangeline.
Cheryl worked for many years as store manager for one of the most successful and largest Jo-Ann Fabric stores in the Chicagoland area.
Cheryl was a true free spirit with a huge heart. Her passion to make everyone smile and laugh was a true gift. Her true joy in life was sharing warm and meaningful times with family and friends. Puzzle time with her parents always had a special place in her heart. Cheryl was deeply loved and will be truly missed by everyone who knew her.
Cheryl was also an avid animal lover, so those wishing to remember her please consider donating, in lieu of flowers, to Wildlife Warriors Worldwide, which is the foundation created by Steve and Terri Irwin to preserve and protect international wildlife.