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Cheryl Balcer

March 29, 1952 - September 8, 2023

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Cheryl Jean Balcer, 71, of Superior, WI passed away Friday, September 8, 2023. She was born March 29, 1952. She graduated from Superior Senior High School and the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Cheryl is survived by her husband Richard Balcer, children: Charleen (Troy) Rowekamp, Chad Balcer, Shelley (Stephen) Brown, grandchildren: Courtney and Sydney, and her beloved pets. Cheryl worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad as a clerk until 1981. She then became the best stay at home mom and raised three accomplished children who will continue her legacy for years to come. Cheryl was best known as an avid horsewoman. She had a wealth of horse knowledge which included remarkable training abilities. She was an accomplished competitor at open game shows and had numerous achievements. She always had the desire to win and she would. Cheryl qualified and competed at the WSCA Champ Show in St. Paul, where she placed in the top ten out of hundreds of competitors. She was a member of the Free Spirit Riders Saddle Club, and on the board for the Great Northern Classic Rodeo where she was a past Rodeo Queen and Drill Team member. Cheryl was very active doing other activities as well. She enjoyed downhill skiing with her family and supporting her children’s and grandchildren’s ski races. She loved shopping, especially at western shops. She was always the most supportive of any activity her children or grandchildren were involved with. Most importantly, Cheryl was extremely devoted to the betterment of her family while being a driving force to make things happen. She left a big impact on so many people, and is going to be deeply missed. Cheryl’s family would like to thank Essentia Health Staff for their love and care. There will be a private family service and a celebration of life held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Cheryl’s honor to the Humane Society of Douglas County.