February 23, 1939 - May 20, 2021
Kourik, Jane (nee Hezel), baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Wife of the late Russell Kourik; mother of Cindy (Phil) Brewer and Michelle (the late Darren) Spires; grandmother of Trevor, Kristin, Alyssa, Emily and Sydney Brewer; Austin, Courtney and Morgan Spires; daughter of the late John and Mary (nee Faron) Hezel; sister of the late Robert (the late Gladys) Hezel, Charlotte (the late Armand) Hoch, Charles (Aloha) Hezel, Victor (the late Agnes) Hezel and the late John (the late Joann) Hezel; aunt, cousin and friend. Jane grew up in Creve Coeur on the family farm with her four brothers and one sister. She attended St. Monica Grade School, Mercy High School and worked at Monsanto for five years as a secretary and part-time receptionist. She married Russell Kourik, beginning a 46-year marriage. They welcomed Cindy in 1964 and Michelle in 1965. She was very active as a Brownie/Girl Scout Leader, Room Mother, volunteer at St. Joseph, and also worked at Dierbergs Market for sixteen years. Jane was happiest when surrounded by her husband, children and grandchildren. She was a caring, loving and involved Grandma to her 8 grandchildren attending as many of their activities as possible. She also loved to shop, enjoyed antiques and was famous for her Chocolate Texas cake. The family wishes to acknowledge Good Samaritan Senior Care for your kindness and care giving. Thank you to Janice, Denise, Kathy, Rachel, Anna and Amy. They also wish to thank the Mercy Hospice team especially Sheila, Tom and Laurie. Services: Visitation at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Manchester, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 9:30 am. until time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment Bellerive Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Parkinson's Disease Assn., Greater St. Louis Chapter or Mercy NICU. A service of the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory. Friends may sign the family's on-line guestbook at Schrader.com. Arrangements by Schrader Funeral Home.
Kourik, Jane (nee Hezel), baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Wife of the late Russell Kourik; mother of Cindy (Phil) Brewer and Michelle (the late Darren) Spires; grandmother of Trevor, Kristin, Alyssa,... View Obituary & Service Information
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