Catherine Cheperak

Catherine Cheperak
Print Obituary
Catherine Margaret Cheperak, nee Costa, 87, of Belleville, IL, born March 16, 1928, in Williamson, IL, died Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at Rosewood Care Center, Swansea, IL.

Mrs. Cheperak was a teacher retired from High Mount School in Swansea, IL.  She earned a bachelor of science and a master’s degree in education at Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville.  She was a founding member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and a member of the Ladies’ Sodality at the church.

Catherine was preceded in death by her husband of 18 years, John Cheperak Jr., whom she married on June 2, 1951, and who died on July 31, 1969; her parents, Matt and Teresa, nee Dalpazzo, Costa; and two sisters, Ida Myrick and Alma Howard.

Surviving are her daughter, Jeanne Marie (John) Reinfurt of Florissant, MO;
her son, Michael A. (Wendy) Cheperak of Chandler, AZ;
a granddaughter, Caitlyn Reinfurt;
a sister, Loretta Melichar of Belleville, IL;
six nephews;
four great-nieces; three great-nephews;
and special friends, including Bette Meyer, Diane Husmann, and Rose Range,
and Cass Mortka at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Apartment Community.

Memorials may be made to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows or to St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, November 8, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral procession will leave at 9:40 a.m. Monday, November 9, 2015, from the funeral home for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.  Burial will follow at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Condolences Left For Catherine Cheperak

I am sorry to hear about Marge. She and Loretta came to my exercise class at PSOP for a few years. I remember her as a very sweet lady. Please extend my condolences to Loretta as well.

Tracie Renschen, Belleville, IL , 62220


Add Public Condolence

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked.