Edward John Amerin, Jr, age 58, died early Tuesday morning, July 23, 2013, at rural Plains, Kansas.
He was born December 10, 1954, at Meade, Kansas, the son of Edward and Josephine (Gertner) Amerin. As a young boy he attended the Plains school system, graduating from Southwestern Heights High School in 1973. After his graduation, he began his career as a farmer.
He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, both of Plains. He enjoyed his cats, gardening, playing cards, and spending time with his family and friends.
On November 22, 2003, he married Mary Meier at Liberal, Kansas. She survives.
Other survivors include: His mother, Josephine Amerin of Plains, Kansas
Four brothers, Larry Amerin and wife Leigh Ann of Plains, Kansas Ray Amerin and Jennifer of Plains, Kansas Gerald Amerin of Plains, Kansas Robert Amerin and wife Caralee of Plains, Kansas
Four sisters, Mary Rhoads of Edmond, Oklahoma JoAnn Wells and husband Larry of Fowler, Kansas Dolores Amerin of Plains, Kansas Margaret Rentenia and husband Jesse of Clovis, New Mexico
Thrity nieces and nephews Fifteen great-nieces and nephews
He is preceded in death by his father; two brothers, Paul Amerin in 1955 and Leonard Amerin on June 13, 1977; and a sister, Mary Joan Amerin on September 18, 1962.
Vigil services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2013, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Plains. Holy Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2013, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Liberal, Kansas. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Thursday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Interment will follow in the Plains Cemetery, Plains.
The family would welcome memorials to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in care of the funeral home.