John K. Goretzke

John K. Goretzke, Jr., 54, of Belleville, Illinois, born Tuesday, March 26, 1957, in East St. Louis, IL, died Thursday, March 1, 2012 at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Belleville, IL

John worked in Security at Dillards. He was a member of Cornerstone Christian Church, the United States Judo Association,was a journeyman carpenter for local 433 of Belleville, a volunteer for the American Red Cross and was a U.S. Navy veteran.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Maternal Grandparents: William and Esther Talbott
  • Paternal Grandparents: George and Loretta Goretzke.

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Debra Goretzke of Belleville, IL
  • Parents: John K. and Beverly "Sue" nee Talbott Goretzke, Sr. of Belleville, IL
  • Children
    • Kelly Goretzke of Worden, IL
    • Scott Goretzke of San Diego, CA
    • Nicole Goretzke of Mesa, AZ
    • Devin Knau of Festus, MO
    • Brandon Knau, Nashville, IL
  • Sisters:
    • Sharon Goretzke of Belleville, IL
    • Kathy Sinovic of Belleville, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Landon Faarup
    • Jalen Hunt
    • Griffin Goretzke
    • Daviahna Lausen

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Cornerstone Christian Church or American Red Cross.

Visitation:  Friends may call from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Monday, March 5, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rick Hodshire officiating.  Interment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois.

Condolences left for John K. Goretzke:

    We are sorry to hear of your loss. He was loved very much and will be missed. May God be with you all at this time. Prayers are with you all. Love you.

    Susan, Gennaro, Amy, LD, Nolan, and Aunt Betty Pensacola FL 32505

    Sending you all lots of love and prayers as you go through this very difficult time. I love you all.

    Kim Wilson St. Peters MO 63376

    Ken and Family, We are sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you

    Dean Taylor Mt. Vernon IL 62864

    Sorry for your loss of John. He was a great man.

    Jeff Mavrogeorge New Baden IL 62265

    We are saddened by your loss and our family is praying for you and your family. Peace and prayers to you and all.

    Laura E. Havranek Millstadt IL 62260

    My thoughts and prayers are with all the family , that you all may be comforted by a loving Father in heaven.Keep in mind that you will all be reunited someday.

    Rosalie Payne Godfrey Il. 62035

    My memories of John and all of us working out together in the Martial Arts will always be some of my fondest. John was a great student, teacher and friend. Thank You for sharing him with me.

    Your Friend always.

    Greg Graves IL

    Our prayers, thoughts and love are with you all.

    Mac and Gina