The Ottumwa Courier

April 28, 2013

Cheryl Carder


Ottumwa Courier

OTTUMWA — Cheryl Ann Carder, 68, 1374 Bluegrass Road, died at 5:23 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013, at her home.

She was born March 4, 1945 in Peoria, Ill. to Carl and Opal Stegelman Rupe. She married Ronald D. Carder on Aug. 2, 1963.

A graduate of Ottumwa High School in 1963, she worked in the office at Hormel. She graduated from Indian Hills Community College School of Nursing then worked as a Registered Nurse at Pediatric Associates before her retirement.

She enjoyed camping, boating and taking day trips.

Surviving are her husband, Ron; two daughters, Valerie (Clarence) Schwartz Bryan, of Ames, and Hope Tilley, of Tucson, Ariz.; twin grandsons, Nathan and Matthew Schwartz, both of Ames; a brother, Richard Rupe, of Ottumwa; and a sister, Sue Culbertson, of Ottumwa.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Private funeral services will be held at Reece Funeral Home; with Gary Reeves officiating. Cremation will follow services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society, P.O. Box 1149 Ottumwa, IA 52501 or Hospice of Wapello & Davis Counties, 927 E. Pennsylvania, Ottumwa, IA 52501.


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