Patrick W. Kovarik, age 64, of Edwardsville, died Saturday, January 7, 2017, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. He was born December 29, 1952, the son of Patricia (Tipton) Kovarik, who survives in Edwardsville, and the late William Kovarik. Besides his mother, Patrick is survived by a daughter, Kristin (Nathan) Kern of O'Fallon, MO; and four grandchildren: Mackenzie, Jude, Henry and Penelope. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Kovarik. Patrick was a long-time employee of Home Nursery, in charge of propegation. He also worked in groundskeeping at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, which is from where he retired. His remians will be cremated. His ashes will be interred at Calvary Cemetery in Glen Carbon at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Friends of Leclair. Friends may register online at www.Kalmer MemorialServices. Kalmer Memorial Services in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.
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