Jonathan "Jay" Daniel Gemmecke, 32, of Wheaton, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in the apartment fire at Wheaton.
He was born March 2, 1980, in Neosho, the son of Danny and Debby (Courdin) Gemmecke.
Survivors include: his mother, Debby Gemmecke and Rick Howard, of Galena; one daughter, Mackenzie Gemmecke, of Monett; one brother, Joseph Gemmecke and his wife, Veronica, of Cassville; two sisters, Janet McNeill and her husband, Brooks, of Exeter, and Jennifer Wilson and her husband, Michael, of Coleman, Okla.; and paternal grandmother Marge Gemmecke, of Pea Ridge, Ark.
Preceding him in death were: his father, Danny Gemmecke; paternal grandfather, Vernon Gemmecke; and maternal grandparents, Gene and Mary Courdin.
He received his education at Wheaton, graduating from Wheaton High School. He lived his entire life at Wheaton and was employed at I.D.F. in Monett several years.
Funeral services were held Monday in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Pastor Danny Heupel conducted the services. Burial was at Waldensian Cemetery, Monett.
Contributions may be made in honor of his daughter.
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