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Cheryl Jacobs

September 30, 1945 — September 5, 2021

Cheryl Jacobs

CHERYL DARLENE JACOBS, 75, of Champaign, IL passed away at 8:00 A.M. on Sunday, September 5, 2021, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

No formal services are scheduled at this time.   The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Cheryl was born on September 30, 1945, in Champaign, IL.   She was the daughter of Roy Newton and Starling Orpha (Neal) Hampel.   She married Ivan D. Fink on December 22, 2008, in Urbana, IL, however they have been together for over 21 years.

Cheryl is survived by her husband Ivan Fink of Arcola, IL; one son, Dr. Michael Jacobs of Rockland, MA; two stepchildren, Kyle Fink of Tuscola, IL and Ashley Pollitt and her husband Brian of Danville, IL and two step-grandchildren, Miles and Vivian Pollitt of Danville, IL.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Lawrence Hampel.

Cheryl was a 1963 graduate of Champaign High School.

She retired from Dodson Travel in Champaign, IL with over 35 years of service in 2008.   Prior to that Cheryl worked for American Airlines.

Cheryl enjoyed traveling and gardening.

In 2011 Cheryl was the recipient of a double lung transplant.    After her lung transplant she was able to enjoy hiking the Grand Canyon and Machu Picchu in Peru with her husband Ivan.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Champaign County Humane Society.

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