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John F. Garecht

June 7, 1960 - May 6, 2010

SPRINGFIELD – John F. Jody Garecht II of Springfield died at 11:01 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2010, at Memorial Medical Center. He was born June 7, 1960, in Springfield to John F. and Norma Jean Frederick Garecht. He was preceded in death by his mother; 1 brother, James Lee Garecht; and several grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is survived by his aunts and uncles, Glenda & Mike Anderson of Jacksonville, Glenn & Nancy Frederick of Cape Coral, FL, Randy & Kelly Frederick, Diane Frederick and Renee Frederick (companion, Roy Pillischafske), all of Springfield.

Jody was a member of St. Cabrini Church. He was a friend to all he met, always kind, caring and giving. He loved children and animals. He was a volunteer at the VFW, DAV, St. Cabrini Church and other organizations. He volunteered hundreds of hours at the State Fair for the DAV. Jody enjoyed fishing, riding his bike, watching races, playing pool and camping. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at Staab Funeral Home. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Hospice and Camp Coco.

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