In loving memory of

George Cermak
March 12, 1950 - November 28, 2021

George Cermak was born March 12th, 1950 in Minneapolis, MN but grew up in Hibbing, MN on the Iron Range. He attended Hibbing High School and graduated in 1968. After briefly attending Hibbing Community College he volunteered for the Army and did a single tour in Vietnam in the 101st Airborne Division as a paratrooper. In 1972 he married Debra Kay Lueck and moved to Minneapolis where he attended the University of Minnesota and obtained a degree in Mortuary Science in 1975.

He decided to change careers and started working as a Maintenance Millwright Mechanic in Negaunee, MI. There he lived in a boarding house cooking and making meals for his fellow workers. He loved to cook and would do so on every occasion that was presented whether for the guys at the hunting shack or the ice fishing crew. Later he worked at Hibbing Taconite until he finally decided to make a huge career change. In 1986 he took the stockbroker's exam and passed it on his first attempt. He moved his family to Little Falls, MN and became a financial planner working at IDS. At the age of 47 he suffered a massive heart attack resulting in a triple bypass surgery that saved his life. He was given 10 years to live.

Over the next 25 years George filled his life with family and friends spending time riding his motorcycle, hunting, fishing, and woodworking. He was instrumental in starting the Veterans Cemetery at Camp Ripley. He wrote and taught classes for continuing education for insurance agents, taught concealed carry firearms classes, and started his own bail bonds company.

In 2020 he suffered a traumatic accident on an ATV on his hunting land in the Sax Zim Bog. Throughout 2021 he attempted to recover but finally died of cardiac arrest on November 28th at 6:48 pm. He was preceded in death by Theodore George Cermak and Dorothy Mae Cermak. He is survived by his wife Debra Lueck Cermak, his children Justin and Wendy Schamberger, Grant and Jennifer Cermak and their children Lily and Luna, Ana and Wayne Hoover and their children Mya and Jack, and his twin sister Roxann Cermak.

A celebration of George's life will take place on December 17th at 7:00 PM at the VFW, 1210 3rd Ave NE in Little Falls, MN.


Jim & Jeneva Bellefeuille wrote on Jan 10, 2022:

"Our sincere sympathy to Deb & family"

Paula and Jim Seelen wrote on Dec 9, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss. George was a good man. He helped our family through a tough time. My father and George worked together on VFW projects. My dad said he was a man he respected, so he asked if I would ask George to play the taps on his horn at his funeral. It meant a lot and we still talk about it. Yes, George was a good man. "

Debbie Jelinski Harakel wrote on Dec 6, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss."

Karen M Haaland wrote on Dec 3, 2021:

"Deb so sorry to hear of your families loss. George lived a full and adventure filled life with all his interests. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers."

Ken and Kathy Garrison Kloss wrote on Dec 1, 2021:

"Our prayers to his family Ken and Kathy Garrison Kloss"

Dawn & Brad Laager wrote on Dec 1, 2021:

"We are so very sorry to hear of George's passing! Our hearts, thoughts & prayers are with you all-??!"

Joe & Maggie Plante wrote on Dec 1, 2021:

"Deepest sympathy to the Cermak family. George was an exceptional person and so helpful to many. Relish the memories you have of him."

Theresa (Otremba) Nelson wrote on Dec 1, 2021:

"So sorry to hear of George's death. You are all in my thought and prayers."