Cheryl Miller Gresczyk, 54, passed away unexpectedly on June 5 at Pondera Medical Center, E.R.
A rosary service was held June 10 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass will be held on June 11 at 10 a.m., at St. Michael’s, with interment in the Hillside Cemetery after mass. Following the services, a luncheon will be held in the church basement. Pondera Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Cheryl was born June 18, 1959, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Edward and Irene Miller. She was the oldest of four children. She grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis and graduated from
Fridley High School in 1976. Following high school, she enrolled at the Minnesota School of
Business in Minneapolis, and later received a degree in Accounting. While attending school, she met her husband, of 33 years, Robert (Bob) Gresczyk. They were married on July 1, 1980. Cheryl worked as an accountant at a large architectural firm, and later an engineering
firm, while Bob finished up with school. Together they raised three beautiful children. Michael, Jessica, and Ryan all born in Minneapolis.
In September of 1985, Bob was hired by Judge R.D. McPhillips and the family moved to Conrad. Cheryl was able to stay at home with their children until they were all in school while also helping Bob part-time with typing court transcripts. Throughout the 90s, she also worked full time at various businesses in Conrad while raising her children. In 2003, she was hired on by Pondera County at the Clerk of Court’s Office, first as a deputy, and later as
chief deputy. She was a highly motivated person at everything she did throughout her career,
sometimes working multiple jobs to provide the best for her family.
Cheryl really enjoyed holidays, crocheting, snowmobiling, camping, fishing, having family
and friends around her, and hunting. She could spot deer five miles away when nobody else
could see them or thought they were cows or brush; you didn’t need binoculars if you
had Cheryl in the truck. Camping and fishing in the summer were a top priority for the family. Almost every weekend was spent at Lake Francis or Tiber; with extended vacations at Flathead Lake, Holter Lake, and many other lakes and reservoirs throughout Montana. Every year during August, the family would make its annual trip to Minnesota to visit relatives. After her children left home, she adopted a Pomeranian named Sophia, which she called “princess”. Cheryl and Sofie were inseparable, spending much of their time side by side.
Cheryl was preceded in death by her sister, Terri Miller; parents, Edward and Irene Miller of
Fridley, Minn.; and mother-in-law, Marjorie Gresczyk of Duluth, Minn.
Cheryl is survived by her husband, Bob Gresczyk; father-in-law, Ray Gresczyk of Conrad; son, Michael (Kim) Gresczyk and family Tia and Lena, of Columbia Falls; daughter, Jessica
Gresczyk and family ZelIa and Zanniah of Conrad; in addition to her son, Ryan Gresczyk
of Kalispell; sister, Karen (Ron) Olsen of Conrad, and family, Bill and Chris Stiles, Billy,
Cody, and Eli Olsen; brother, Ed (Sheryl) Miller III, of Blaine, Minn. and family, Jeremy, Josh, and Katy.
She was a very devoted wife and mother, a very generous and giving person, whom would always put the needs of others before herself. Cheryl was truly the “rock” of the Gresczyk Family. She will be greatly missed by her family and all of the other people who knew and loved her.
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