Cheri Lynn Palfi Guenzel

10/13/1947 - 01/06/2024


Obituary For Cheri Lynn Palfi Guenzel

Cheri Lynn Palfi Guenzel
Born in Detroit, Michigan. October 13, 1947
Died in St. Louis Missouri. January 6, 2024

Survived by her husband of 55 years, Alvin James Guenzel, and son, Zachary Andrew Guenzel.
Lived in Detroit until 1963. The family moved to Arlington, Texas in 1963. Her dad worked on the Saturn Project at Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV) Aerospace. Cheri attended the University of Texas at Arlington where she met James. They married in 1969. James was an officer in the USMC and they lived in Pensacola, Florida, Oceanside, California, and Iwakuni, Japan. After active duty they settled in Maryland Heights., Missouri, in 1974. Zachary was born in 1984.

About Cheri:

  • Life long member of Beta Sigma Phi International (ΒΣΦ).
  • Sunday School teacher.
  • Volunteer extraordinaire. Most recently at the St Louis Book Fair.
  • Collector of art, figurines, and antiques.
  • Organizer of several craft fairs/sales for Mt.Zion UMC.
  • A friend and supporter to everyone

About the photos:

This photo was taken on February 17, 2023 as Cheri and James were getting ready for the Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum 2023 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.

View another photo here (in the photo tab above0. This photo was taken April 5, 2021 at the Cemetery while the volunteers were doing routine beautification.

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  • 02/04/2024

    Let us take comfort in the fact that Cheri now walks with God. Larry Nichols

  • 01/26/2024

    Jim and Zach, That picture of a smiling Cheri is how I always picture her in my mind. We always laughed when we got together as neighbor friends. Her positive outlook during breast cancer was inspiring. I am so sorry she and you had to deal once again with the anxiety, stress and physical effects of the last surgery. May you find comfort and peace in the caring support and love surrounding you from all of us who knew, cared about and loved your Cheri Teresa and Mark

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