Joel Christopher Mersmann – Died August 9, 2018, at the age of 52. He died peacefully, in his sleep at his home in Denver, Colorado. Joel was loved and will be missed terribly by his family and literally hundreds of friends from St. Louis to Denver, and across the country.
Joel was born in Kansas City, Missouri, July 14, 1966. He attended De Smet Jesuit High School, in St. Louis, Missouri; and University of Missouri, Columbia. Joel had careers in hotel & restaurant management and sales. He was an incredibly kind and caring individual who would do anything for a friend. Joel was honored as one of 12 "Men for Others" in his senior class at De Smet High School, and at graduation in 1984, he was recognized by his fellow classmates as the one that most exemplified the brotherhood and spirit of De Smet. Joel was renowned amongst his many friends and could often be found surrounded by them celebrating life in St. Louis. Several years ago, Joel decided to return to Denver and the mountains, which hold a special place in his and his families' hearts. Not surprisingly, it was no time before he'd made dozens of new friends and was surrounded by them in the Mile High City. His family is thankful to Joel's many friends for their expressions of love of Joel and support for all of us.
Beloved son of Mark Edward Mersmann and Rilla Ann (Pickert) Mersmann; brother of Kenneth Mark Mersmann (Tomea); Marianne Therese Mersmann (deceased); Amy Kristine Grzesiowski (Michael); Eric James Mersmann; Paul Michael Mersmann (Alison); uncle to Joy Regina, Grace Catherine, and Mark Carter Mersmann; Ryan Michael and William Michael Grzesiowski; Ray Khem Mersmann; cousin, nephew, friend to many.
Services: The family will receive visitors on Friday, August 17, from 4:00pm - 8:00pm, at Schrader Funeral Home, 14960 Manchester Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011. Visitation will also occur on Saturday, August 18, from 9:00am - 10:00am, prior to the funeral Mass, which will be at 10:00am, at Most Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 350 E 4th St, Eureka, MO 63025. Burial will be on Monday, August 20, at 1:00pm, at St. Boniface Catholic Church Cemetery, 32292 NE Norton Rd, Garnett, KS 66032.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Joel's honor to De Smet Jesuit High School (233 N. New Ballas Rd., St. Louis, MO 63141) or the American Heart Association (1-800-242-8721).
You may send your condolences to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.