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Jolinda L Cernoch
(04-04-1974 - 09-30-2020)

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 Jolinda L. Cernoch

1974~2020

Elgin, Illinois

Jolinda Lee Cernoch (Walker) age 46 of Elgin, IL passed away peacefully on September 30, 2020 in Elgin, IL. Jolinda was born on April 4, 1974 to Leslie A. Walker (Behrendt) and Robert D. Walker, of West Dundee, Illinois.

Jolinda was preceded in death by her parents Robert D. Walker in 1994 and Leslie A. Walker in 2017.

Jolinda is survived by her husband Jon J. Cernoch of Elgin, IL. Also, by her two sisters, Darbie L. Hjort (Walker) and her husband Russell Hjort of Carpentersville, IL; and Dustin L. Cruzan (Walker) and her husband Alan Cruzan of Elgin, IL.

Jon and Jolinda, husband and wife, married on February 12, 2009, are a beautiful example of what a loving marriage should look like. Each was focused solely on always making sure the other one was put first and knew just how much the other was cherished and loved. They had a romantic beach wedding in Florida at sunset on a clear night with not a cloud in the sky. They enjoyed traveling together and celebrated their 10-year anniversary last year in Hawaii where they reminisced on the beach about their romantic wedding day. They were most definitely two peas in a pod! Each day enjoying their precious time together, always smiling and laughing over the simple joys of life. Jolinda and her cat Harley was a package deal if Jon wanted to marry her, but it was amazing how Harley loved Jon from the very start. In time they grew their little family into a larger family of many loved fur-babies. They have much love for animals and adopted many through the years. There are Buster, Graphite Bubba, Bailey Bonkers, Artie Honey, Fruit Cup, Kit Kat, and Jolinda’s precious Dachshund Gidgit.

Jolinda had a deep love for her God Jehovah. As she learned about Jehovah God and His precious son Jesus Christ, she came love them and dedicated her life to serve God and Christ. She symbolized this by water baptism. As a member of the Elgin East congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, she passionately believed in the Bible’s message of the restoration of God’s original purpose for the human family. One of her favorite verses was found at Revelation 21:3&4 where it states: ‘With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”’ In the following verse God says: “’Look! I am making all things new. Also he says: Write, for these words are faithful and true.” Jolinda held these verses and many other verses very close to her heart. She worked extremely hard to clear her God Jehovah’s name and to share the truths she knew about Jehovah being so kind, just, loving, and merciful. She personally experienced all these great qualities of Jehovah herself. She also held on tightly to all the future promises of a life free from sickness and pain and looks forward to welcoming back many loved ones in the grand resurrection including her deeply loved mom and dad.

Jo, Joey, and my Jo-Jo are some of the precious names her two sisters would affectionally call her. These three blonde-haired sisters, Darbie, Jolinda, and Dustin, these names have always flowed so easily together. Their deep connection and the love between them are immeasurable. They were raised with a deep love of family and strong spiritual direction which helped them to have sincere love and compassion for each other. They shared a love of Winnie-the-Pooh and Dustin reminded Jolinda often of what Christopher Robin said, “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re Braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem, Smarter than you think, and Loved more than you’ll ever know”. Darbie and Dustin feel as though they are missing a huge part of themselves now, but they are comforted in knowing they will be reunited with their precious Jo-Jo very soon in the coming Paradise. They also are comforted in knowing that their parents’ favorite scripture of 3 John, verse 4 is fulfilled where it says, “No greater joy do I have than this: that I should hear that my children go on walking in the Truth.”

Jolinda was always extremely loving, encouraging, kind, and had a strong work ethic. Many of her friends and co-workers have stated how she always was a joy to be around. She always offered a smile, a kind hello, a simple gesture, or whatever it took to make someone else’s day better. She loved to cook, give gifts, entertain, listen to music, decorate her home, watch Sunday football with Jon and much more. She knew we will all be deeply affected by the gaping hole this will leave in our hearts and lives but she would simply ask you to focus on Isaiah 33:24 and tell you to look forward to the time when “No resident will say: “I am sick.””

“We will be with each other until there is no sun”

A memorial talk will be given via zoom tele-conference at a later date

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