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William R. "Bill" Cherwonick

Cherwonick, William R. "Bill" Age 70, a 24 year resident of Naperville, IL, died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Edward Hospital in Naperville. He was born October 24, 1943 in Chicago. Beloved husband of Corinne (nee Stahnke) Cherwonick, whom he married February 15, 1986; loving father of the late Eric (Jenni) Sorensen, Cary Sorensen of Naples, FL, Kara (Selden) Daume of Missoula, MT, Kori Berry of Yorkville, IL and Nathan (Ashley Conrad) Sorensen of Naperville; adored grandfather of Ashley and Erin, Angela, Jacob and Caleb, Maxwell and Graden, Peyton, Preston and Addison; cherished great-grandfather of Hunter and Hammond; devoted son of the late George Markel and Marie Cherwonick; brother-in-law of Elmer (Penny) Stahnke of Bradenton, FL and Linda (Dave) Biagi of Eugene, OR; fond uncle of many; former spouse of Margaret (Robert) Hickox of Geneva, IL; loyal and loving co-worker of many. Bill grew up in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood and was a 1961 graduate of St. Rita High School. He later received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign and a master's degree from Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL. Bill worked in sales for many years, first at Burgess-Norton, Geneva, IL and for many years at Castwell Products in Skokie, where he was Vice President of Sales. He was a past president of the Automotive Market Research Council (AMRC). Bill loved Corvettes, was an enthusiastic White Sox and Black Hawk fan and was known as a history buff, especially enjoying the American Civil War. Visitation Friday, October 25, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St, Naperville. Funeral Services Saturday, October 26, 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment: SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: , 262 Danny Thomas Place,Memphis, TN 38105, (901)495-3300, www.stjude.org For info. (630)355-0213, www.friedrich-jones.com.
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Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 South Mill Street Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-0213

Published in Naperville Sun on Oct. 25, 2013
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