- Published: June 18, 2009
Rose Elizabeth Chernick passed away on Sunday, June 7. She was 92. She was a resident of Friends Care Assisted Living and was previously a resident for many years of Waukegan, Ill., North Chicago, Ill. and Oconomowoc, Wisc.
Rose was born in Allouez Township, Mich., on March 6, 1917, to Anton and Frances (Lochner) Chernick. She was a graduate of Waukegan (Ill.) Township High School.
For many years she was a member and the recording secretary of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church of North Chicago, Ill., and later became a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of Oconomowoc, Wisc. She worked for Abbott Laboratories before becoming a civilian employee of the U.S. Naval Reserve Readiness Command, where she served for nearly three decades.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Angeline and Mary Chernick, Lillian Watts Card and Olga Frankovich; and two brothers, Joseph and Rudy Chernick.
Survivors include her nephew and his wife, Glenn and Jane Watts of Yellow Springs; two nieces and their husbands, Karen and Ed Sparks of Oconomowoc, Wisc., and Kathleen and Peter Ogden of Alexandria, Va.; a cousin, William Chernich of Kenosha, Wisc.; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Friends Care Assisted Living for their excellent care and compassion, and to the Miami Township Fire Rescue crew and the Greene Memorial Emergency Room doctors and staff.