Jerry Woratzeck Memorial Campaign

Thank you for visiting our Dad's memorial page. Your donation will help the ASPCA provide life-saving programs and services to millions of animals nationwide. Please join us in celebrating his life and pay tribute by making a donation to give abused and homeless animals a second chance at life.  Thank you.   Erik and Laura

Jerry Woratzeck 9/24/35-4/1/15. Father to Laura Woratzeck Quillin and Erik Joseph Woratzeck died Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 2:30am.

Known by many as "Big Jer," dad was truly larger than life. He loved to entertain a crowd. He was a successful man in many ways. He sold costume jewelry for about 35 years traveling by car through small towns in the Midwest. So much more can be said about his careers and successes, but he will be most remembered for his incredible devotion...and loving care he provided for my mother, Mary (Little Mar).

Mom died 5/7/12. He was lost without her. He was diagnosed with CHF, Colon Cancer and Esophageal Cancer less than one year ago. He moved to Charlotte, so that my husband Shawn and I could help take care of him during all of his treatments. Before moving here he lived in Jefferson City, Missouri near Erik and his wife Lori, where he and mom had moved from Phoenix to be closer to family. Unfortunately, it was too hard on mom and she passed away within a week of the move.

Dad is also survived by his 3 grandchildren, Molly Quillin, Allyson Quillin and Jake Woratzeck.

There will be a small service at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetary, TBD. Dad was cremated and will be buried next to mom. Memorials may be sent to your local ASPCA.

About the ASPCA: Fighting for animals is a 24/7 job, but your commitment makes it possible for our life-saving programs to create happy endings for those innocent lives touched by cruelty. Every single day of the year, we are rescuing animals from neglect and suffering. With your support, we are able to rescue animals from dog fighting, cockfighting, and puppy mills, work to end animal homelessness and farm animal cruelty, and provide medical care for countless pets in need. Please help us save even more animals and donate to this Team ASPCA campaign today.

Personal campaign progress

$ 765.00 raised to date
Personal Fundraising Goal
$ 500.00
Suggested Donation
$25.00

Recent Donors

Name Amount
Cristy Terwilliger $25.00
Rochelle Allen $15.00
Aileen $25.00
Jennifer Rogers $25.00
Ken Gates $25.00

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Campaign Donors:

  • Aileen

    $ 25.0001 / 3 / 2016

    :)

  • Ken Gates

    $ 25.0010 / 30 / 2015

    Blessings for all his loved ones!

  • Gena Heishman

    $ 25.0008 / 9 / 2015

    I'm sorry to hear about your loss, praying for you and your family!

  • Maria Walden

    $ 100.0004 / 20 / 2015

    We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. - PSRS/PEERS of Missouri (Steve, Craig, Dearld, Maria, Ronda, Kim, Jeff R, Jeff H, Nicole, and Susan W.

  • Sandra Schwartz

    $ 50.0004 / 13 / 2015

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to all his family. We only knew him for a shortwhile, but somehow it seemed like a long friendship. Sandy Schwartz and family

  • Margie Eades

    $ 50.0004 / 9 / 2015

    Wish I had known your precious dad. It's an honor to contribute to his memorial fund.

  • Shelly Lutz

    $ 25.0004 / 8 / 2015

    We are so sorry. The Lutzs

  • Paige Hall

    $ 50.0004 / 8 / 2015

    I am sorry for your loss.

  • Connie Rosecrans

    $ 50.0004 / 8 / 2015

    Our sincere sympathy, Chuck and Connie Rosecrans