Cheryl Lynn Kuntz Prouty, 50, of Rochester, MN died Friday, August 9, 2019 at her home due to complications following cancer treatments.
Cheryl Lynn Kuntz was born March, 27 1969 in Rochester, MN. She is the daughter of Arnold and Lois (Hammermeister) Kuntz. She graduated in the John Marshall High School class of 1987, obtained her Associates of Arts degree from Rochester Community College and her Legal Secretary degree from Rochester Technical College. After an internship with O'Brien and Wolf law firm, Cheryl joined United States Cellular which eventually became Verizon where she worked for 6 years until choosing to stay home and raise kids. She picked up some pocket money as an occasional server at the Outback Steakhouse and Rochester Golf and Country Club. She eventually returned to work at Mayo Clinic for 12 years and valued her "work from home" telecommuting setting.
In 1994 she married Rodney Prouty and they raised three children: Hunter, Savhannah and Jack. She enjoyed the experiences of building a new house and moving to Pine Island, moving into an old, nostalgic home in Kasson, trying the hobby farm life and finally landing in the maintenance free lifestyle of condo living complete with a pool. Although she and Rodney were separated, they had a strong alliance in parenting, in friendship and in life.
Cheryl enjoyed decorating and fashion. Whether new or old she had a marvelous creative nature to design unique living spaces using furniture, color, texture, decoration and her own touch of BLING! She had the same flair for fashion implementing scarfs, shoes, hats and jewelry to always create a fabulous, eye-catching appeal. Music was also a unique quality of Cheryl's. Having played violin through high school, she learned to play Bass Guitar and perform with The Hollywood Nights Band for wedding dances and nightclubs. Her specialty featured her sawing the fiddle to the Orange Blossom Special.
Cheryl fought a strong and brave battle with cancer in 2002 and again in 2017. Loved ones, family and friends, remember Cheryl as beautiful inside and out. A kind heart, humble giver, fun spirit, true to nature and deeply loving. Her presence, smile and style that was all her own will be forever cherished.
She is survived by Rodney, her three children, Hunter Prouty (Taylor Rasmussen) Savhannah Prouty (Keegan Priebe) and Jack Prouty(Grace Marsland), her mother Lois Kuntz, one brother Chad (Melissa) Kuntz, sisters Judy (Andy) Meinke-Streit, Lisa (Dale) Martinson, Renee (Jerry) Babcock, and multiple nieces , nephews, and great nieces. She was preceded in death by her father Arnold Kuntz and brother, Jeffrey Kuntz.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 810 3rd Ave SE, Rochester, MN. Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN and also one hour prior to the service at the church.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes is honored to be serving the Prouty family. To leave a special memory or condolence please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
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Celebrating Cheryl ‘s life and mourning her loss, our thoughts, hugs and prayers are with you all. Paulette & family
Cheryl was such a sweet soul, We are so glad to had the chance to know her, we are so sorry we can not make it to the funeral but our thoughts and prayers go out to Cheryl whole family, God Bless
Sue Kuehn and Bob Siefert
Sweet and sunny, kind and strong, forgiving, hard-working, tenacious and an eternal optimist - you were all of these things and so much more.
Death Is Nothing At All
By Henry Scott-Holland
Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened.
Everything remains exactly as it was.
I am I, and you are you,
and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
What is this death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just round the corner.
All is well.
Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!
I am so sorry for ur loss. Love to u all & thinking of u all at this time.
Humble, full of fun and a beautiful soul. 💙 I’m happy to of had the opportunity to know you.
Most kind giving person. Huge heart and one of a kind sense of humor . Will miss her dearly
Her smile was contagious
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