Anthony J. “Tony” Cherek

Anthony J. “Tony” Cherek

October 8, 1938 – September 1, 2020


Caring husband, father and “Grampy” who was always generous with his help, support and love.  He was devoted to his family, believed in the power of prayer, and enjoyed making his grandchildren laugh.

He was preceded by his wife, Rita Claire Cherek; sisters: Evelyn Machacek, Dolores “Dee” Martin, Eleanor Ulanowski, and Kathryn Benak.  Survived by children: John Cherek, Kristine Hacker (Tim), and Jeff Cherek (Robin); grandchildren: Jeremy, Sean, Audrey, Megan, and Elise; brother, Mark; many other family and dear friends.

WAKE SERVICE: Friday, September 4th, 7pm, at the West Center Chapel with VISITATION from 5pm to 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, September 5th, 10am, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church (7790 S. 192nd Street)  INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church or Columban Fathers.




  • Phyllis Brunken Posted September 3, 2020 7:26 pm

    Our sympathy extended to your family. Knowing Tony and of course Rita has been a blessing. May God support you in your time of sorrow.

  • Jerri Reckling Posted September 4, 2020 7:35 am

    I am very sorry to learn of Tony’s passing. I enjoyed working with Tony during his years as an insurance agent. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Richard Hague Posted September 4, 2020 2:16 pm

    Knowing Tony and Rita and the entire Cherek family has been one of the greatest blessing of my life. Tony will be missed.

  • Mike and Terri Darby Posted September 4, 2020 2:39 pm

    Tony will be missed. Know he wanted to be with Rita and God made it so. God bless all that are left behind as God has truly blessed Tony. Our condolences. Mike and Terri Darby

  • Jim & Roxanne Schuchardt Posted September 4, 2020 6:43 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Hold close to your hearts all of the moments that you shared & all of the joyful times filled with laughter. Our prayers are with you & may the “symphony” of angels greet him.

  • Anna Sanderson Posted September 5, 2020 11:45 am

    Prayers for all the family and hope that comfort is found in the loving memories of his life and love for you all.

  • Judy Peet Posted October 5, 2020 2:12 pm

    Kristine, I got your very kind email and just wanted to let you know we felt very blessed to have Tony and Rita as neighbors. They were always kind, cheerful, and helpful. I know life is never quite the same when Mom and Dad are gone, but you’ll find that they live on daily in your hearts and I feel assured they,, with the heavenly angels, are looking down on you with love. Our prayers are for them, you and your family.,

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