John had worked for Parrish Trucking in Freeburg, IL. He enjoyed fishing and was a talented artisan, woodworker, and craftsman. His greatest joy was his children, whom he loved dearly.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret M., nee Imming, Kerkemeyer.
Surviving are his children, Jakob and Kayleigh Kerkemeyer, both of Belleville, IL;
his father, Paul H. Kerkemeyer of Belleville, IL;
three sisters, Karen (David) Meehan of Waterloo, IL,
Debbie (Chris) Monks of Chesterfield, MO,
and Lynn (Tom) Wilkes of Ballwin, MO;
and six nieces and nephews, Chloe and Connor Meehan, Carter and Ethan Monks,
and Cameron and Ryan Wilkes.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Kidney Fund. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, August 24, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Holly Wood officiating. Private family burial will be held at a later date.
Condolences Left For John Kerkemeyer
Rest in Peace, John. My prayers are with the family.
Susan Appel Kimball, Naples, FL, 34117
Rest in peace John. I will remember your family in my prayers.
Karen Ruth Ping, Swansea, IL, 62226
Please accept my sympathies. John was One of a Kind.
Heather Dougan Ganschinietz, Glen Carbon, ILLINOIS, 62034
John, thanks for all the great memories and being a good friend to me at Wolf Branch. My deepest sympathy to Paul, Karen, Debbie, and Lynn. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Massimo “Anthony” Cipolletti, Charlotte, NC, 28270
So very sorry for your loss. We will always remember the German Honor Society dinner with you and your dad last spring. We will keep all of you in our prayers,
Our deepest sympathy:
Paul, Michele and Patrick Storment
Michele O Storment, Belleville, IL, 62221
Debbie and family- I am praying for you during this difficult time. My sincerest condolences, Carol
Carol Swiecicki and family, Chesterfield, Missouri, 63017
Love and peace to your family during this difficult time. May all of your memories be wonderful ones!
Stacy Hearst, St Charles, Mo.