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Cheryl Ann Lukasiak

Born: Fri., Jun. 23, 1961
Died: Thu., Nov. 5, 2020


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Nov. 10, 2020
Location: Hanley & Sons Funeral Home "Southwest Chapel"

Mass of Christian Burial

12:00 PM Wed., Nov. 11, 2020
Location: Sacred Heart Catholic Church

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   Cheryl Ann Lukasiak, 59, of South Bend passed away on Thursday, November 5th at Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

   Cheryl was born on June 23, 1961 to Leonard "Luke" Lukasiak and Mary Rita (Lukasiak nee Schramm) Rodino, in South Bend.

   Surviving are her step-father, Louis A. Rodino, sister, Gina O’Neal, step-sister, Kim and Dwight Madison, step-brother, Louis A. (Sandy) Rodino, III and nieces and nephews. Along with her half siblings Donna Houghton, Scott and Matt Lukasiak. Cheryl was preceded in death by her father, Leonard (Luke) on February 27, 2003, her mother, Rita on March 4, 2002 and her step-mother, Pat Lukasiak.

   Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 10th from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 PM. at Hanley and Sons Funeral Home "Southwest Chapel" located at 23421 State Road 23/West Ireland Road, South Bend, IN. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, November 11th at noon at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on South 931. Burial will follow at Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend.

   Cheryl’s family wishes to thank all the staff along with Hospice Care Givers.

   In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made in Cheryl’s name to Special Olympics of Indiana, P.O. Box 44094, Indianapolis, IN 46244-0094 or Logan Industries, 3621 Boland Drive, South Bend, IN 46628.   

   HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home handled arrangements and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to Cheryl’s family.

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Lou Gudino
   Posted Sat November 07, 2020
Love and prayers Aunt Carol and Uncle Lou.

Kim Madison
   Posted Sun November 08, 2020
My heart is broken! I have nothing but great memories of Cheri as a sister! The kindest loving person ever! Her smile would melt your heart! She’d always ask me, “are you my sister”? The answer was always the same! Yes Cheri we are sisters! Give mom a hug and kiss for me! I love you, Cheri Berry! No more suffering ❤️

Donna Houghton
   Posted Tue November 10, 2020
Im so sorry to hear about Cheri. Our thought are with the rest of the family. We will certainly make a donation to Hospice. Peace & Comfort to all.

Gina Marie
   Posted Thu November 12, 2020
Have you ever met someone so #innocent & pure and so profoundly kind that you KNEW you were in the presents of an angel? Well I have! for I had the honor & privilege of being the older sister of
" C H E R Y L A N N ***

i.e. While our society isn't always kind to those with special needs, & some so called "normal folks" have the audacity to treat these truly remarkable earth angels***as a sub-species, get ready! because hell awaits those who attack the vulnerable among us...Cheryl's beautiful soul fully embodied everything that our Creator intended ALL of us to be & to aspire to be>>>LOVE***this is all my sister knew...I almost wish there was another word for it, as this *word* has been so watered down & misused by non virtue of zero understanding of what constitutes the true meaning of the L-word....That being said, with all my sister's heart & soul she gave us all a glimpse into what our Creator feels for us..1John 4:8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is Love...Corinthians 13:13 For now these three remain: #FAITH, #HOPE & #LOVE, but the greatest of these is #LOVE*** ya think she might be a child of Yeshua, no doubt! with over hundreds of verses in the Bible about love. its safe to say..she's got this!
Side note: I might be the older sister, but she gave me far more than I could ever give her..solely by living as a "good example" of all that is righteous & Godly; consistently giving to all who knew her unconditional non judging pure love at its finest and with that beautiful smile!

Lastly: I have to add this so no one gets my words twisted toward extremes ..Yes, love is the greatest commandment according to the word of God; however, it does not mean turning a blind eye to wickedness or ignore evil...Ephesians 5:11 Expose evil, shine a light on it & flee from fruitless deeds of darkness.
..."Evil prevails when good men are silent".. therefore, its our duty to protect the safety & security of your fellow citizens, & especially the most vulnerable among us; its even in the constitution of the USA)
I had to share the depths of what I've learned from being profusely blessed by having such a miracle sister; her life is a living testimony in more ways than I've mentioned on here..and to think I've travelled & met thousands of ppl on my journey through this life, only to learn the most beautiful soul I've ever known in my entire life is my *VERY OWN SISTER* Cheryl Ann!..aka > Cheri <3 I believe her destiny was to teach us what truly matters in the end, which is to love without an agenda & to respectfully listen to one another ..Fact is, no one on their death bed is ever thinking about "their stuff" or their accomplishments, your true legacy, if you will, is how you'll be remembered by those you have encountered via your soul ties by virtue of caring and creating warm everlasting memories..The best memories always stem from those special folks I've encountered who went out of their way to make me comfortable without even so much as a negative thought..and my sister Cheryl was incapable of having negative thoughts about anyone! As Dale Carnegie once said.."keep your thoughts in check" its an unexplainable phenomenon but believe it or not, ppl can feel your negativity, even if you don't say anything..totally...In other words.. listen and be kind cause you never know what someone is going through & that act of kindness might be all they need to keep going.

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