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

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

  • Libby Scott

    Libby Scott Funeral Director Apprentice

    Libby Scott is originally from Osceola, Nebraska. She graduated from Osceola High School in 2020 and went to attend Central Community College earning her degrees in Arts and Science. She has recently graduated from Des Moines Area Community College with her degree in Mortuary Science, and has successfully passed the National Boards of Funeral Sciences and Arts. Libby has been with the Chermok and Svoboda Funeral Home Families since June of 2021.

    Libby enjoys being involved in David City and the surrounding communities. She is a member of David City's Rotary Club, she serves as treasure for the Friends of David City, and volunteers delivering Meals on Wheels every Tuesday.

  • Zach Johnson

    Zach Johnson Funeral Director

  • Peggy  Palomaki

    Peggy Palomaki Directors Assistant/Office Assistant

  • Barb  Belsky

    Barb Belsky Director's Assistant

  • Becky Romshek

    Becky Romshek Funeral Associate

  • Vern Dvorak

    Vern Dvorak Funeral Associate