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Cheryl R. Oscarson

Cheryl R. Oscarson, 56, Fargo, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 in MeritCare - Palliative Care Unit, Fargo, surrounded by her family.

Cheryl R. Gustafson was born on Nov. 1, 1953 in Fargo, N.D. She grew up in both Fargo and West Fargo, attending school in West Fargo. She held various jobs throughout the area, with the most recent being caregiver for her mother. Cheryl enjoyed spending time at the lakes fishing and relaxing in the sun. She had a very compassionate heart and gentle soul and she will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by two daughters, Stephanie (Josh) Arth, Lidgerwood, N.D., Patti (Kurt) Dwyer, West Fargo; seven grandchildren, Emily, Hailey, Andrew, Taylor, Julia, Cole and Alexis; mother, Arlene Gustafson, Fargo; two brothers, Kevin (Anne) Gustafson, Ham Lake, Minn., Marc (Rita) Gustafson, West Fargo; special friend, Mark Johnson, Fargo; step-mother, Donna Petterson, Sun City, Ariz.; two nieces and two nephews.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her father, Palmer Gustafson.

A memorial service was held Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 in West Funeral Home, West Fargo.

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(West Funeral Home, West Fargo)