Joseph John Mayer of Richwoods, MO, departed this life in Chesterfield, MO, on January 24, 2018, having reached the age of fifty-two years, eight months and thirty days. Joseph was born in Chicago, IL, on April 25, 1965, son of Joseph Peter Mayer and Theresia Mayer nee Bormeth. On September 16, 1988, he was united in marriage to Teresa Loreen Goforth and three children came to bless this union.
Joseph is survived by his wife, Teresa Mayer of Richwoods, MO; by his sons, Joseph D. Mayer and fiancée, Tiffany Nye, of Wentzville, MO, and William Mayer and girlfriend, Shay, of St. Charles, MO; by his daughter, Rianna Mayer of Lake St. Louis, MO; by his parents, Joseph and Theresia Mayer of Springfield, MO; by his brother, Robert Mayer of Springfield; by his grandchildren, Joseph A. Mayer, and Kaelin and Robert Prescott; by his parents-in-law, Dianna Cano and husband, Alex, of Brookline, MO; by his grandmother-in-law, Mary McLaughlin of Brookline, MO; by his God-mother, Leni Csencsics of Antioch, IL; by aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.
Joseph was a Christian, having been raised in the Catholic faith and believing in the Lord as his Savior. He was proud to have served his country in the United States Army, entering January 24, 1982 and receiving his honorable discharge on March 27, 1991. He was currently employed by Springfield Business Systems in Springfield, MO as an Information Technologies Technician, having been with the company for eighteen years. He was a proud member of the National Rifle Association and had a passion for target practicing, especially with his family. Joseph also had a fondness for his Keeshond dogs. He loved travelling for his work and especially loved playing computer games. He cherished his time spent with his children and grandchildren. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will never be forgotten.
A kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, son, son-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, nephew, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.
Visitation was held from 4:00 to 6:00 PM Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO. A private committal will take place at a later date at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, MO. Memorials may be made to the family.