Joel Christopher Mersmann died Aug. 9, 2018, at the age of 52. He died peacefully, in his sleep at his home in Denver, Colorado.

The family will receive visitors 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Schrader Funeral Home, 14960 Manchester Road, Ballwin, Missouri. Visitation will also occur from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, prior to the funeral Mass, which will be at 10 a.m. at Most Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 350 E. Fourth St, Eureka, Missouri. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 at St. Boniface Catholic Church Cemetery, 32292 NE Norton Road, Garnett, Kansas.

Joel was born July 14, 1966, in Kansas City, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Joel’s honor to De Smet Jesuit High School, 233 N. New Ballas Road, St. Louis, MO 63141, or the American Heart Association 1-800-242-8721. Condolences may be sent to the family at