Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Cheryl Degner

Jul 21st, 1959 - Jul 17th, 2020

     Cheryl A. Degner, age 60, of Louisville, Illinois, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020, at her home.

     She was born July 21, 1959, in Chicago, the daughter of Frank Wascher Sr. and Barbara (Reamer) Wascher.  Cheryl married William Degner in 1979 in Wheaton.

     One way to describe Cheryl would be as a motivated “general entrepreneur” after she started and operated a number of businesses.  She had been a co-owner and managing broker in American Dreams Real Estate since its launch in 2006, and along with her interest in real estate she opened restaurants and a Vape Shack.  She had been a past team member at N.A.L. and district manager for Speedway.  Holding a special place in her heart for children, she helped many families over the years, along with supporting schools and sporting programs, and was later one of the founders of Our Kids Clay County.  Everyone knew she was an ultimate Chicago Bears fan.  Cooking was really her favorite interest, and she enjoyed watching Food Network and trying all kinds of recipes.  Memories of times spent with family and friends coming together to share a meal was just another one of the ways she confirmed how much she really cared about others.  Her love and strength will never be forgotten.

     Cheryl is survived by her husband: Bill Degner of Louisville; a son: Anthony (Heather) Degner of Palestine;  2 grandsons: Trenton Degner and Justin Degner; 2 sisters: Donna Mason of Flora and Roberta (Elisabeth) Wascher of Alabama; a brother: Frank (Sherry) Wascher Jr. of Joliet; and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson: Gavin Degner; and a sister: Debi Clark.

     In honoring Cheryl’s wishes, a private family gathering was held.  Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  For those who would like to make a memorial in Cheryl’s memory, the family suggests a charity of your choice, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit: