The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


February 18, 2014

John Mierzwik

EMORY — John Henry Mierzwik, 85, of Emory passed away Feb. 16, 2014.

He was born July 6, 1928, in Kileen. He married Margaret Duhr on Aug. 5, 1950, in Dallas. John joined the Air Force and worked for the federal government for 38 years and retired in 1983.

After retiring John opened J-Mar Recycle Shop in Emory. He enjoyed fishing and hunting in his free time, as well as traveling with his wife.

John was a member of Emory Baptist Church and  Sword of the Spirit Sunday School class. He was a member of many local organizations and was a Mason.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years; his son, Ken Mierzwik and wife Pat of Quinlan; daughter Debbie and husband Mike Kernen of Oklahoma City, Okla.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and five sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Emory Baptist Church.  

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home chapel.

Memorials may be made to the Emory Baptist Church Building Fund.

Online condolences may be made at

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