Richard “Rick” A. Kerkemeyer II, 47, of Christopher, died at 9:45 a.m., Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at his home.
A funeral service conducted by Pastor Matt Crain will be held at 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, at Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to the time of service.
Rick was born June 12, 1967 in Peoria, the son of Richard A. Kerkemeyer and Bonnie (Johnson) Kerkemeyer.
He was a graduate of Christopher Community High School and attended Southern Illinois University.
Rick was a longtime member of the Franklin County business community and was manager of the S & S Tavern in Christopher.
He loved his family and his dog, Buddy. He was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and enjoyed playing darts.
Rick is survived by his mother, Bonnie Kerkemeyer, Christopher; two brothers, Randy and wife Terra Kerkemeyer, Christopher, and Craig and wife Kelly Kerkemeyer, Christopher; one sister, Lisa Jones and husband Eric, Valier; his companion, Jessica Rusher, and her two children, Charlie Swisher and Megan Wilson, Christopher; nieces and nephews, Kara Stark, Michael Stark, Kailey Kerkemeyer, Khortnee Kerkemeyer, Cadi Kerkemeyer, Bailee Jones, Beau Jones and Bryce Jones; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard A. Kerkemeyer.
Memorial donations may be made in Rick’s memory and will be accepted at the funeral home.