Obituary of Louis Chermok

Louis J. Chermok, age 82, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Arma Health & Rehab, Arma, KS. He was born June 24, 1939, in Berhoud, CO, the son of Louis Chermok, Sr. and Ann Kouma Chermok. The family moved to David City, NE. He met his wife to be, Darlene Vachal, in Columbus, NE and the two were married on May 14, 1960, in North Bend, NE. Lou moved to Ft. Scott, KS, in 1971 to run Craft Fabricators which built shower doors and enclosures. Lou and Darlene moved to Virginia in 1993 to launch Craft Diston, a branch of Craft Fabricators. They moved back to Ft. Scott in 2003. He was a long-time member of Mary Queen of Angels Church and Knights of Columbus 4th Degree. Lou enjoyed hunting, bowling, yard work and gardening. He was a master hunter safety instructor for 20 plus years and officiated high school football. He loved time spent with family, especially traveling.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Darlene; 4 children, Michael Chermok and wife Kristin, Parker, KS, Richard Chermok, Garland, KS, Teresa Chermok, Ft. Scott, and Daniel Chermok and wife Dalene, Fruita, CO; 4 grandchildren, Nathan, Jessica, Kalene, and Jacob and wife Megan; and 2 great grandchildren, Weston and Lilly. He was preceded by a son, Patrick Chermok; a brother, John Chermok; and his parents.

Father Yancy Burgess will conduct the funeral mass at 11:00 Friday, November 12th, at the Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church. The Rosary will be prayed at 10:30 prior to the service. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 6:00 PM Thursday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Catholic School and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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