Jerome “Rabbit” Cernoch, age 89, passed away on March 23, 2009 at Care Inn Nursing Center in La Grange. He was born on November 17, 1919 to parents Steve and Mary (Kobersky) Cernoch of Ammansville, Texas.
He was a retired gravel pit worker along with being a retired rancher and farmer. He enjoyed spending time with his family.
Jerome “Rabbit” Cernoch is survived by one step-daughter, Bobbie Jean Roberts and her husband Billy Mike of La Grange; two step-grandsons, Michael Roberts and his wife Suzanne of La Grange and Mitchell Roberts and his wife Jill of Austin; one nephew, Allen Barta and his wife Aline of Weimar; five step-great grandchildren and three step-great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Steve and Marie Cernoch, his wife Leona Zaskoda Beran Cernoch; two sisters and one nephew.
Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home. Friends may call at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ellinger on Thursday, March 26, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The family will receive visitors from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at the church. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, March 27, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ellinger. Father Stephen Nesrsta will officiate at the service.
Interment will be in the La Grange City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Brazos Valley Hospice or a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fayette Memorial Funeral Home.