Cheryl Lynn Borders

Cheryl Lynn Borders, 69, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Monday, January 23, 2023 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, surrounded by her children.

The funeral service for Cheryl will be 10:30 AM on Friday, January 27 at the First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. The Rev. David H. Bracht-Wagner, Senior Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Forest Home Cemetery. Friends may call from 12 Noon-8PM on Thursday at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 North Main Street, Mount Pleasant. The family will be present to receive friends from 5-7 PM on Thursday.

Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Mt. Pleasant Masonic Temple Association. Online condolences may be directed to

Mrs. Borders, the former Cheryl Lynn Schroeder, was born November 5, 1953 in Mt. Pleasant. She was the daughter of George Washington and Rozella June (Frost) Schroeder. She graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1972. On May 6, 1973 at the First United Methodist Church, Mt. Pleasant, Cheryl was united in marriage to Roger “Fuzzy” Borders. Mr. Borders died Wednesday, September 28, 2005 in Mt. Pleasant.

After graduation, Cheryl worked at E.G. Staats Mfg. until 1975. She then started a long career in retail sales, first at the Kid Kloset & Fashion Boutique and then at Hutch’s Sporting Goods & Sport Trends. In 1998, she began a new career with the state of Iowa, working at the Mt. Pleasant Correctional Facility. She retired on December 13, 2019.

Cheryl was a keen shopper. She enjoyed many shopping and dining adventures with her family and especially with her mother on Fridays. She enjoyed other travels and camping adventures. She and her family spent a whole day at the Iowa State Fair each year for some 24 years. Above all, Cheryl faithfully attended all of her grandchildren’s activities and was very adept at being their #1 fan.

Those thankful for sharing in Cheryl’s life include her 3 children – Mike (Sara) Borders, Mathew Borders and Jennifer (Jason) Hunold, all of Mt. Pleasant; her mother, Mrs. Rozella Schroeder of Mt. Pleasant; her siblings – Dennis (Marilyn) Schroeder of Salem, Sheila (Oscar Simonson) Takai of Burlington and Kathy (Joe) Rauenbuehler of Mt. Pleasant and her 6 grandchildren – Ryan, Megan, Logan & Dawson Borders and Emily and Nolan Hunold.

Her father and husband precede in death.