History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

The David City location began in 1936 when Juke Beyers purchased the home currently in use for the Byers Funeral Home. He served the community until 1960 when Max Magee took over operations and renamed the business David City Memorial Chapel. Max expanded the business as well as the funeral home to its current capacity. In 1984, Joe Roberts purchased the home and the name changed once again to Roberts David City Chapel more commonly known as Roberts Funeral Home. 

Joe and his brother Charles, owned and operated the home for nearly 20 yrs when the decision was made to sell to Mark Chermok, who had been working as a Full-Time Funeral Director since 2001. The transition took place in January of 2004 causing the name to change to Roberts-Chermok Funeral Home. Joe Roberts stayed on as a Full Time Funeral Director and Embalmer until taking full retirement on July 1, 2006. Once again, the funeral home changed to its current name to reflect the newest changes. The funeral home continues to serve all faiths, traditions, and styles with dignity, respect and reverence. 

Our Valued Staff

  • Mark  Chermok

    Mark Chermok Funeral Director/Embalmer/Owner

    Mark Chermok was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. He attended Pius X High School and worked for many years at Montgomery Ward before attending school to obtain his mortuary science degree. He went to Kansas City Kansas Community College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in the Mortuary Science Program in 1996. His previous experience includes Amos Family Funeral Homes in Shawnee Mission, KS; Knott Funeral Home in David City; Butherus-Maser-Love Funeral Home in Lincoln and finally Roberts Funeral Home back In David City. Mark is no stranger to the area, as his father was born and raised aorund Ulysses, Nebraska. He spent many summer on his grandparents farm. Mark married the former Miriam Ganow in 1989 and they have two children, Trina and Zechariah, and one granddaughter: Avery Rose. They attend St. Mary's Church.

    Mark is a founding member of the Butler County AYSO Soccer Board; 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus; David City Chamber of Commerece; actively involved in his church, community and family.

  • Miriam  Chermok

    Miriam Chermok Co-Owner

  • Michaela  Moravec

    Michaela Moravec Full-Time Funeral Director/Embalmer

    Michaela grew up in Central City, Nebraska and graduated from Grand Island Northwest High School. She went on to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and finished her education at Cypress College of Mortuary Science in Southern California. She is a licensed funeral director and has her life insurance license to arrange pre-planned funerals. She is a member of the Nebraska Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. She is also a member of the David City Rotary Club where she serves on the Board of Directors, Teammates, and S.S. Peter and Paul Alter Society. She joined Chermok Funeral Home in June of 2011 and has been a full-time funeral director since September of 2012. In July of 2012, Michaela married Trevor Moravec. They are members of S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Abie.

  • George  Cunningham

    George Cunningham Directors Assistant

  • Bob  Bell

    Bob Bell Directors Assistant

  • Peggy  Palomaki

    Peggy Palomaki Directors Assistant/Office Assistant

  • Barb  Belsky

    Barb Belsky Director's Assistant

  • Zach Johnson

    Zach Johnson Funeral Director

  • Dan Wisnieski

    Dan Wisnieski Embalmer/Funeral Director