Michael Jerome Jercick
Michael J. Jercick, 70, of Japan, MO passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, October 18, 2020.
Michael Jerome Jercick was born in St. Louis, MO, March 15, 1950, to the late Jerome and Genevieve (Ems) Jercick. He grew up and attended school in St. Louis, graduating from Bayless Senior High in 1969. Michael then entered into the United States Army and served his country for nearly five years, before he was honorably discharged from service.
Michael was united in marriage to June Dietz on December 23, 1994, in St. Louis, MO. Shortly after marrying, they moved to Japan, MO to make their final home. Mike continued to work for Chrysler Corp. and retired in 2008, after the plant closed.
Michael enjoyed working around his farm, hunting, traveling, and watching television. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his family and friends.
Michael is survived by his loving wife of twenty-five years, June Jercick of Japan, MO; three stepchildren: Debbie Gorzik and husband, Michael, of Bourbon, MO, Angie Aitkenhead (Chester Johnson) of Maryland Heights, MO, and John Aitkenhead (Andee Paquet) of St. Louis, MO; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; seven siblings: Sharon Melton of Mississippi, Nancy Weber of Troy, MO, Robin Lawson of St. Charles, MO, Randy Jercick of Kansas City, Timmy Jercick of O’Fallon, MO, Neil Jercick of Troy, MO, and Mark Jercick of St. Louis, MO; his dog, Dulcie; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerome and Genevieve Jercick; and three brothers: Gary, Steven and Dennis Jercick.
A Memorial Service was held 12 Noon, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, with Father Paul Telken officiating.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon, Tuesday, prior to the memorial service at Eaton Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions in Michael’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Friends may send online condolences to Michael’s family at www.eatonfuneralhome.com.
All arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan.