Mitchell Mezyk Jr.

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Mitchell “Mitch” Walter Mezyk Jr, 67, of Belleville, IL, born June 23, 1950, in East St. Louis, IL, died Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at his residence in Belleville, IL, surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Mitch was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Uncle who enjoyed helping others, putting a smile on people’s faces, spending time at the Mezyk Farm, and playing frisbee with his dog Bailey Mae.

Mr. Mezyk was a lineman at AT&T for 30 years with perfect attendance whom also served as a Union Stewart.  He graduated from Althoff Catholic High School in 1968 and then joined the US Marine Corps and proudly served in the Vietnam war.  He then married his high school sweetheart Cathy on April 21, 1972, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, and was blessed with a lifelong marriage.

Mitch was a member of C.W.A. Local 4217, Catholic War Veterans Butz-Jobe Post 370, the American Legion Post 58, and belonged to St. Henry’s Catholic Church.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Dolores M., nee Rigney, Mezyk; and a niece, Kerri Voigt.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Catherine, nee Oplotnik, Mezyk;
daughter, Renee A. Mezyk of O’Fallon, IL,
son, Bryan M. Mezyk of St. Louis, MO;
grandchildren, Andrew and Amber Mezyk of St. Louis, MO;
Mom and Dad’s pet dog, Sophie;
his father, Mitchell W. Mezyk, Sr. of Belleville, IL;
two sisters, Kathleen (Kenny) Voigt of Belleville, IL, and Michele (Richard) Klotz of Freeburg, IL;
two brothers, Anthony (Karen) Mezyk of Belleville, IL, and Walter (Robin) Mezyk of Marissa, IL;
Aunt Janice and Uncle Pat Cook of Belleville, IL, and all his beloved cousins, in-laws, nieces, nephews and his good friend, Ed Grogan.

Memorials may be made to the Siteman Cancer Center or to St. Henry’s Catholic Church.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 30, 2018, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  A Catholic War Veterans Butz-Jobe 370 ritual will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2018, at the funeral home.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 30, 2018, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Reverend Kenneth York officiating.

Burial with military honors will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.



12 Comments on Mitchell Mezyk Jr.

Larry Weik said : Guest Report Jul 06, 2018 at 1:47 AM

Mitch, you were a brother , not only with AT&T but a brother in arms Semper Fi were a true Marine.

  • new baden
  • Il.
Cindy said : Guest Report May 01, 2018 at 4:14 AM

Dear Cathy, We are so sorry for your loss and for all the family!! All of you hold a Very special Place in our hearts, and there was no one like our very special cousin Mitch. We will be thinking of you and will keep you in our prayers during this very hard time. All our love. Cindy

  • Coto de caza
  • CA
Jim Rachell said : Guest Report Apr 30, 2018 at 1:57 PM

He was one of a kind, and he was my friend..

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Sharon Floyd said : Guest Report Apr 30, 2018 at 5:15 AM

Cathy, at this unbelievably difficult time in your life, I pray that God grants you and your family the serenity and peace that you need to get through this. Look back on all the good memories you and your family share and smile because you know Mitch is in the loving arms of God and is free from all pain, discomfort and earthly bonds. Stay strong and know that you are remembered in my thoughts and prayers. Love Sharon F.

  • Oakville
  • MO
Richard and RosalindDawson said : Guest Report Apr 29, 2018 at 9:33 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during your sorrow. Mitch was a very very special man. All of our love to you.

  • Largo
  • Florida
Cousin, Vickie said : Guest Report Apr 29, 2018 at 8:15 PM

He was always, the number 1, cousin. My prayers are with you.

  • Las Vegas
  • NV
Dan McGuire said : Guest Report Apr 29, 2018 at 9:41 AM

God Bless Mitch on his next journey. He will be missed in this world.

  • St Louis
  • MO
Audrey (Burns) and Dick Cygan said : Guest Report Apr 28, 2018 at 7:40 PM

Dear Kathy and Family, We are so very sorry to hear of Mitch's passing. It saddens my heart to lose another grade school classmate. May your happy memories help you get through these difficult days.

  • Fairview Heights
  • Illinois
Jane Emig said : Guest Report Apr 28, 2018 at 2:12 PM

Kathy and family My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Kathyrn Todd said : Guest Report Apr 28, 2018 at 12:45 AM

Kathy --- So sorry to hear of your sorrow in Mitch's passing. God bless you and the family.

  • Freeburg
  • Ill.
Diana Walker said : Guest Report Apr 27, 2018 at 8:41 PM

My heart goes out to you all. You are a wonderful loving family that is so welcoming you always make me & my family just fit right in.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Carlene said : Guest Report Apr 27, 2018 at 6:17 PM

Dear Kathy and family, I am saddened to learn of Mitches passing . He will always be remembered as a fun loving guy. Love and prayers. Carlene

  • Tucson
  • Az

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