Naomi Chermack

Naomi Chermack, 92, Barron, Wis., passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Pioneer Nursing Home, Prairie Farm.

She was born Nov. 11, 1926, to Gustav and Elizabeth (Ella) (Divis) Dostal. She was raised in Haugen on the family farm and graduated from Rice Lake high school.

She married Leo J. Chermack on April 25, 1950. Together, they raised three sons and four daughters. She also worked many, many years at the Barron Apron Factory.

Naomi enjoyed gardening, canning and was a member of the VFW ladies auxiliary for many years. She loved working on puzzles, bowling, dancing and going to the VFW weekly, joining her girlfriends Millie and Ann for many Wheel of Fortune games and drinks. She lived for the visits from her children, grandchildren and siblings, sitting around the table listening to the stories and events going on in their lives.

Surviving are sons Tom (Cathy) of Eau Claire, Bob of Ridgeland and Brian (Bonnie) of Barron; daughters Diane (Gerald) Henning of Barron, Karen (Donel) Kolba of Clear Lake, Cindy (Craig) Allram of Clayton and Betty (Brent) Borgen of Barron; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brothers Richard Dostal of Rice Lake and Don Dostal, Sr. of Cameron; a sister Gen Weber of Rice Lake; as well as nieces and nephews.

Naomi was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and three brothers Jerry, Gus, Jr., and Wilfred.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 8, from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Barron, with Father Bala Policetty officiating and burial at Wayside Cemetery, Barron.

Visitation was held 9:30-11 a.m. Monday at the church.

Rausch and Steel Funeral Home, Barron, handled arrangements. Online condolences can be made at