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Obituary: Edward L. Cermak

August 8, 1946 – December 3, 2020

information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home

Edward L. CermakEdward L Cermak, age 74, longtime resident of Lansing, IL, passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020. He is survived by his loving sister Patricia (John) Vanderhoek and niece Kelly (Todd) Powell and many loving great nieces and nephews. Edward was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Susan Cermak, brother-in-law John O. Vanderhoek, and nephew John E. Vanderhoek. Edward proudly served in the United States Army and spent the remainder of his career working in construction.

God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be
So he put His arms around you
And whispered “Come to me.”

With tearful eyes we watched you
As you slowly slipped away
And though we loved you dearly
We couldn’t make you stay.

Your golden heart stopped beating
Your tired hands put to rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no funeral services at this time. Edward will be laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date. Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home has been entrusted with Edward’s care.

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