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September 11, 1959 - April 11, 2023

A memorial visitation will be held at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be given to the Multiple Sclerosis Society (Michigan Chapter), c/o the funeral home.

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Age 63, passed away at her home on April 11, 2023. She was born in Battle Creek, MI, on September 11, 1959, the daughter of the late Clare “Bud” Bagnall and Janice (Reed) Tadman. Cheryl was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Particularly in her younger years, she loved hosting celebrations for family and friends. Throughout her life, she enjoyed food preparation and liked getting new ideas for meals from her favorite cooking shows. She was an avid reader of mystery and romance novels and enjoyed gathering with her friends from book club. Cheryl took great delight in decorating for various holidays and thoughtfully selecting gifts for loved ones.  On June 22, 1985, she married the love of her life, Philip J. Egan. Together they loved to travel, read, and go out to breakfast. Phil and Cheryl would take an annual trip to Lake Michigan where they visited various boutiques, restaurants, and beaches. The Traverse City area and in particular, the Cherry Republic was one of Cheryl’s favorite spots to pick up souvenirs for loved ones. Recently, Cheryl attended a family reunion where she relished catching up with different branches of the family. In the final decades of her life, she suffered from multiple sclerosis, an affliction that she bore with grace and patience. Cheryl was very devoted to family and friends; she provided unwavering support to those in her life and always made sure to vocalize her love at the end of every conversation. She is survived by her husband, Philip Egan, three children, Teresa (Brian) Thomas, Claire Grimm, Sarah Egan; three grandchildren, Owen, Micah and Sienna Thomas; sister, Carol (Dave) Craun; many nieces, nephews, and friends. Preceding her in death are her parents, Clare Bagnall and Janice Tadman, step-father Harry Tadman, brothers Dennis and David Bagnall, and step-brother Michael Tadman.