Erin Marie Cheak ~ Carbondale December 31, 2020

Erin Marie Cheak, 44, of Carbondale passed away on December 31, 2020 at SIH Memorial Hospital, Carbondale.

She was a graduate of Carbondale Community High School and received her Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degree from Southern Illinois University.

Erin was a Speech and Language Pathologist and established a private practice in Marion where she enjoyed working with children and young adults.

She is survived by her fiancé, Vario Orr of Chicago, her mother Dianne Cheak and two brothers, Ryan Cheak (Theresa) and Hans Cheak (Pamela) all of Carbondale.

She is preceded in death by her father, Michael Cheak.

Family and friends will have a celebration of her life at a later time.

Because she had such love for children and animals, we are requesting that any memorials be made in Erin’s name to the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Southern Illinois: bgcsi.org or to St. Francis Animal Rescue Murphysboro: strancis-care.org.

Walker Funeral Home of Southern Illinois entrusted with arrangements.


  1. Johanna Pallares says

    Wishing you and your family peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love through this time of sorrow.

  2. Maria Anderson says

    It is such a heart breaking hearing the news of the passed of this young lady. My condolences and prayers for her mother Diane and the rest of her family.

  3. Claudia L Fabian says

    Dear Diane, I am thinking of you and your children in this profoundly sad moment, and hoping peace surrounds all of you as you mourn the loss of Erin.

  4. Molly Joseph says

    May her memory be a blessing.

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