Robert F. “Peanut” Cheshareck, 81, of Morris, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019. He was born April 15, 1938 in Morris, a son of the late Anthony and Mary (Karpowicz) Cheshareck.
He was raised and educated in Morris, graduating in 1956 as valedictorian of his class from Morris High School. He joined the U.S. Army in September of 1961 and served his country proudly until August of 1964. On May 28, 1966 he married Elizabeth Jean White of Kinsman. She preceded him in death on September 19, 2001. He married Aloma Blood on April 28, 2009.
Peanut worked for Exxon Mobile Oil Refinery as a process tech for many years. He enjoyed golf, fishing, and playing cards of many kinds. He was a member of American Legion Post #294 and Moose Lodge #967, both for 53 years.
He is survived by his wife, Aloma; daughters, Cathy (Jim) Chismarick of Morris and Christina (Michael) Morrissey of Fort Wayne, IN, and son Robert (Kathryn) Jr., of Seneca; stepdaughter, Lara Blood of Columbus, OH; grandchildren: Danielle Chismarick, Marie and Michele Cheshareck, and Manhattan Morrissey. Also survived by two brothers, Joseph (Karen) Cheshareck and Michael Cheshareck, both of Morris.
Preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Elizabeth; brothers, Tony, Tom and John; and sister, Delores.
Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 10, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Church in Morris, officiated by Father Edward Howe, CR. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Morris Color Guard.
Preferred memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, Heritage Health Activity Fund or to Hospice.
Arrangements have been entrusted with U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home, 301 W. Washington Street, Morris, IL. For further information visit the website at www.ucdaviscallahan.com or contact the funeral home at 815-942-0084. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting the website.