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Cheryl (Prasek) Aldentaler

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Funeral services for Cheryl (Prasek) Aldentaler, 74, of Aberdeen will be at 10 AM, Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Norway Lutheran Church, rural Glenham. Burial will be at the church cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Visitation will start at 5 PM, Friday with a prayer service at 7 PM at the funeral home. Cheryl passed away Monday, September 19, 2022 at the Bethesda Home of Aberdeen.

Cheryl Jean (Prasek) Aldentaler was born on October 17, 1947, in Mobridge, SD, to Albert and Bertha (Anderson) Prasek. She was raised on a farm 9 ½ miles southwest of Mound City. She attended school at Kuehl School. While in school she was a member of the Willing Workers and Blue Blanket 4-H clubs. She grew up attending Norway Lutheran Church where she was baptized and confirmed. Following her confirmation, she also taught Sunday School. Cheryl started high school in Herreid before going to Pollock High School where she graduated from in 1965. After school she attended the Aberdeen School of Commerce before starting to work at St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen. Eventually she started working for Dr. Janusz for 16 years as a medical secretary.

In 1976 Cheryl met Charles Aldentaler in Aberdeen. They were married on November 25, 1978, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. They made their home in Aberdeen where they started their family first with a son, Justin, born on August 21, 1980, and then a daughter, Erin born on March 11, 1982. In 1984 the family moved to Moorhead, MN after Charles accepted a job. Cheryl stayed home during this time raising her children and attending their school activities. After the children got older, she returned to work in the medical field doing medical transcriptionist work part time until Parkinson’s affected her typing forcing her to retire at the age of 59. They remained in Moorhead until June of 2022 when they moved to Aberdeen to be closer to family and friends.

Throughout her life Cheryl was devoted to her family, being a perfect wife and mother. She was a good person with a sense of humor that couldn’t be matched. She was a great cook and baker always having fresh baked goods when you would stop in or when she was entertaining. She loved traveling, especially family trips and winter in Arizona, shopping, sewing, crocheting, quilting and horses. She even did a little barrel racing. She enjoyed every minute of time with her grandchildren.

Cheryl is survived by her husband Charles of Aberdeen, son, Justin of Fargo, daughter, Erin (Alan) Koehler of St. Francis, MN, granddaughters, Kendall and Hadley, brother, Gary (Kathy) Prasek of Vermillion, uncle, Ted Anderson of Glenham, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Bertha, brother, David Prasek, nieces, Ashley Prasek and Heidi Aldentaler, and her parents-in-law, Leo and Coletta Aldentaler.

Thank you to the Eventide and Bethesda Nursing Homes for the excellent care of our wife and mother.

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