Wayne Joseph Emerick

Wayne Joseph Emerick age 81, of Quincy died June 22, 2024, in Bickford Cottage. Wayne was born December 7, 1942, in Quincy, IL the son of Virgil and Lucy (Wellman) Emerick.
Wayne was a 1960 graduate of Christian Brothers High School. He married Judith Jo Brassil on September 16, 1961, at St Rose of Lima Church in Quincy; she preceded him in death on January 23, 2024, he was her knight in shining armor.

Being a proud husband, dad and grandfather was his priority and greatest joy. He honed his interests in wood working and handyman skills, which served him well through his life. Wayne began his working career at Bueter’s Bakery in 1960, and in 1966, he started his long career with Moorman’s Manufacturing, retiring as Director of Safety after 30+ years.
Wayne was an avid bowler, who along with his in-law Uncles Fat & Skin secured many trophies playing on their team “The River Rats”. He also enjoyed hunting, archery, and playing cards, especially euchre.

After retirement, he and Judy enjoyed traveling the world, sharing special time and travels with their granddaughters, delving into and accomplishing detailed ancestry, participating in the “table of knowledge” over coffee, and spending winters in Texas with friends. His favorite activity was spending time with his family.

Wayne was a longtime member of the former St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and currently a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.
Survivors include his children, his son, Steve (Allison) Emerick of St Louis, daughter, Anne (Jeff) Norton, granddaughters, Madison (Mike) Goulty and Mollie Emerick (Ethan Dunn), both of St Louis area, a very special uncle-in-law, Floyd “Skin” Schmitt, one sister, Mary Lu Peter of Quincy, and two sisters-in-law Sandy Furlong of California, and Debbie Bonds of Quincy. Nieces and nephews also survive.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Judy, his parents, a son in law, Jerry McNay, and other family, including his beloved dogs and grand dogs.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2024, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, with Rev. Tom Donovan officiating.
Inurnment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 at the church.
Memorials are suggested to Quincy Notre Dame High School or to the Quincy Humane Society.

Service arrangements are with Duker & Haugh Funeral Home.


  1. Carolyn Waterkotte on June 25, 2024 at 9:39 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this, but he and Judi are back together again. They are both very special people, kind hearted and caring ❤️ My thoughts and Prayers are with his family…

  2. Jolene Wagner on June 26, 2024 at 3:17 pm

    Ann and Steve and family,
    My deepest sympathy. What little time I knew him, he was a good man and a loving husband to Judy.
    I was happy to meet him after Judy talked about him so much. He loved the fact that Judy and I shared a great friendship. May the good Lord grant you comfort and peace. God’s blessings on you all.
    Jolene Wagner

  3. Lonny Lemon on June 27, 2024 at 1:50 pm

    Anne and Steve,
    I was sorry to hear about your father. I know what a wonderfully, strong family man he was. I will pray that God will give you the strength you need in the difficult days ahead and that HE will fill your hearts with only the great memories you both created, and shared, with your dad. God Bless.

  4. JAMES ED MCGINN on June 28, 2024 at 9:41 am


  5. Denise Kassab on June 29, 2024 at 10:43 am

    Anne & Steve, may your lifetime of love and memories with your parents bring you peace. They loved you and your family more than anything in the world. May that love help you during this sad time. We will miss both of them and pray for them to rest in peace.
    Love, Denise, Shame & Amanda Kassab

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