Cheryl Wilferd, nee Smajek

Cheryl Wilferd, nee Smajek, age 59, of La Grange Park, formerly of Brookfield. Beloved wife of Michael Wilferd; dear mother of Sherina Girardi, Diana Girardi, Maria Girardi, Michelle Wilferd; loving grandmother of Vanessa Lange, Natalie Papa, Christina Figora and Raymond Figora; best friend and sister of Fran Peterson.

Visitation Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Monday, October 14, 2019 from 9:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral Monday 9:30 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, La Grange Park, Mass 10:00 A.M.

Interment Oakridge Cemetery, Hillside.

Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Suzanne Williams condolence:

    You will be so missed in our zebra community. I am so happy that I can call you my friend. God bless you beautiful, we will meet again!


  2. Dixie L Olson condolence:

    Cheryl Anne your inside beauty was as stunning as your outside beauty. We will miss you so much & your generosity of time & advice for our Zebra community. I know you will be keeping an eye on us down here along with your family. Fly High my Sweet Friend & spread your wings pain free! We will feel your love in the shining sun!

  3. Barbara Armetta condolence:

    I only knew Cheryl through the Dr. Liu, neuroendrocrine facebook group but that does not diminish the sadness I feel at her passing. She was a fighter and a supporter of others. I know she will b missed by many. Prayers to her family.

  4. Lisa Sarussi condolence:

    Dear Michelle and family.
    I’m so saddened to hear of the sudden passing of your Mom.Its been many years since I last saw Cheryl, however my memory of her was always of a smiling, friendly,neighbor who lived for her kids. Our prayers are with you.
    Sending strength and love,
    The Sarussi Family

  5. Naomi condolence:

    I only knew you though the NETs community but you made such an impact on my life. Thank you for the guidance and support, thank you for encouraging me and telling me to be strong. The world is a darker place without you, and I will miss you.

  6. Janelle Cumerford condolence:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family.

  7. Nancy Adams Kerr condolence:

    I have no words….except how much you will be missed in our NET community boards. You were one of the first lung NET patients to mentor me, and teach me about this disease we both shared. Your beautiful soul was evident in the calm way you encouraged others when they were having difficulties. Your wisdom and strength were evident in the way you handled your own difficulties. Your love for your family was evident in every post about them. Please continue to look over them as they journey thru their grief. I miss you already, Cheryl Anne….

  8. Janet Joyner condolence:

    My prayers and condolences to the family!

  9. Julie Peterson condolence:

    Hello~I never met Cheryl in person.We played “Winster” together for years.
    (An online game sight.) I considered her a friend, and I loved hearing about her family…She was such a kind sweet lady. May she rest in peace.

  10. Melody L Henry condolence:

    I’m so sorry for your families great loss. Cheryl Anne has left a eternal footprint through time. Her kindness during her time of pain was so selfless. The heavens are rejoicing as God’s daughter returned home. We pray for her family to have comfort in her memories and strength from the love she instilled in their hearts. God bless you.

  11. Dorothy Caunce-Petrie condolence:

    We miss you & love you, this family of ours will never forget our fallen net comrade.Sleep well Cheryl until we meet again, you are in good hands, and RIP

  12. Terri Phillips condolence:

    Sending prayers and love to family and friends. I am so very sorry for your loss

  13. Jan Dinverno condolence:

    Diana, I’m sending my prayers to you and your family. I’m here for anything you need or to talk with. Love you (Aunt)Jan

  14. Jenny Miltimore condolence:

    Maria and Danny,

    We are so sorry for your loss. We hope you can find peace and strength in each other at this tough time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Regards with love, Jenny, Rich and Megan Miltimore

  15. Arturo Torres condolence:

    Still can’t believe you gone cheryl.
    You’ll will be missed my freind I’m so glad I got to meet you in Colorado. Thank you for your words of encouragement for bringing me up when I was down I will continue this fight for the both us and for every zebra we have lost to this cancer RIP my freind
    Till we me again
    Your zebra freind
    Arturo torres

  16. Sandee Adams condolence:

    This is so hard to believe because you were so full of life. It didn’t seem to matter that you had your own battle to fight but when my grief hit so close to home you were there for me with comforting words to soften the shock. I never saw you without a smile and a twinkle in your eye when you talked about your Girls and Grandchildren. You will be missed and will remain in our hearts forever.God bless

  17. Mary O'Brien condolence:

    Cheryl Anne thank you for all the help, comfort and support that you gave to me and many other Lung NET patients. My deepest condolences to your family and friends. May you RIP.

  18. Tom Wilson condolence:

    I only knew you though the NETs community but you made such an impact on so many people. Thank you for the guidance and support, thank you for encouraging others and telling them to be strong. You are missed deeply by your family and friends within the NETs community.

  19. Patricia condolence:

    You will be so missed in the zebra family. My prayers go out to your family.

  20. Joseph Manasse condolence:

    My condolences to the family.

  21. Barbara Sharp condolence:

    My Heart hurts so much.
    I Thank You for All the Love & Care you installed in my Daughter Nina. You were & always will be Mama Cheryl.
    I Promise to Always watch over Your Beautiful Baby Girl Michelle.
    It was a Blessing to Have known You & We will Never Forget You.!
    Love & Prayers to Your Family.
    May you be in No More Pain.
    GOD Certainly Got An Angel.

  22. Barbara Sharp condolence:

    My Heart Hurts.
    I want to say Thank You For All the Love & Care you gave to my daughter, Nina.
    You were & all will be Mamma Cheryl.
    I Promise to Always Look out for your Beautiful Baby Girl Michelle.
    I’m Blessed To Have Known You & Will Always Cherish Your Passion For Life.
    May You no Longer be in Pain & We certainly will See You Again.
    Love & Hugs Beautiful Angel.
    I Pray for GOD to Wrap his Arms Around Your Beautiful Family to Help Them Thru
    This Most Difficult Time.

  23. Ann & William Walloschek condolence:

    Please accept our sympathy. We are so sorry to hear about Cheryl. We have been long time neighbors and she will be greatly missed. Ann & William Walloschek

  24. Nancy and Bob Piotrowski condolence:

    Bob and I wish to extend our sympathy to Mike and the girls. I remember my cousin Cheryl was such a sweet little girl when I babysat for her and her sisters. I will miss you dear cousin. We were able to connect on Face Book and I saw what a wonderful mother you were to your four beautiful daughters. RIP. I will miss you.

  25. Maureen Scott condolence:

    I Only Knew Cheryl through the Net Community, but She Sounds like a Beautiful Soul that Touched Many Lives. I am So Sorry that I Didn’t Meet Her. So SORRY for Your Loss. From One Fellow Zebra to Another, Cherish Your Mom’s Memory and STAY STRONG! Gone Too Soon and Lovedby SO MANY RIP Fellow Zebra Angel and Beautiful Soul

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