Andrew Elliott Erker, 30, of Overland Park, KS, born on May 1, 1986, passed away at his home on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. He is survived by his wife – Hannah, parents – Thomas and Barbara, his “wolf-pack”: Ryan, his wife Stephanie and their three children: Emma, Madeline, and Thomas, Lauren, Katie and her husband Doug Reorda, Erin, and Alex. Also surviving are Charlie and Carolyn and Britt Gerwick
Andrew’s kind and gentle heart raised the spirits of those around him; he made everyone feel like the best version of themselves. We remember his handsome smile, generosity, resilience, and charm. He is deeply loved and will be greatly missed. Always stay humble and kind.
A memorial service will be held to honor and celebrate Andrew’s life at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 11 E 40th St, Kansas City, MO 64111 on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 11:00 am. A visitation will be held following the service in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family requests donations to St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park, KS in Andrew’s name. Assistance by Funeral Advocates, LLC.
Words can not express how very much my heart aches for all of you right now. May your amazing love for one another and the unwavering grace of God be your strength, comfort and peace in the days, week’s and months ahead. So terribly sorry for your loss!
My deepest condolences, Lauren. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Stephanie: I am so sorry for your loss. Please express our sincere sympathies to Ryan snd his family.
We will keep you and your families in our prayers.
The McLaughlin Family
Dear Erker Family, My sincere condolences for the loss of Andrew. My thoughts and prayers are with him, family and all who love him. May the love of our Lord be with all of you in this time of sorrow.
My heart aches for the Erker family…thoughts and prayers for you all.he was such a sweet child,and young man.
May our Lord Jesus receive Andrew home with rejoicing and dancing! What a big loss here. I know that he will be sorely missed by all. Will be praying and grieving along with the entire family for this heartbreaking loss. Set our eyes on the amazing time that we will all have as we talk, laugh and rejoice once again with him in Heaven.
How very very sad! I remember him as our “backyard neighbor”. Jon enjoyed playing with him. You are such a loving family and gave him the best childhood ever!
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
My deepest condolences to you all. Hold close to memories for comfort. We will be praying for you all.
I am so very sorry for the family. I was Andrews kindergarten teacher at Briarwood. He was a great kid, always smiling, with a tiny onery streak. ? Please accept my sincere sympathy. Susan Spears
An Aquinas mom, I remember his talents on the football field and his honor as Homecoming King. He is whole and happy with the Lord but you grieve the loss of his physical presence. Lifting you all in prayer.
My sincere condolences to the Erker Family. May your faith carry you through this difficult time. Praying for you all.
Dear Erker Family,
I’m so sorry…
Andrew was one of my favorite students; I was so blessed to have him in 3rd & 4th grade! He was well liked and was the most respectful, kindhearted, compassionate young man. Brandon, a special needs student in our class, was attached to Andrew because of the endearing character qualities he displayed daily. Your family is dear to my heart, and I’m praying for God’s healing grace to comfort you all.
Kathy Wilhelm Sanders
I extend my sincerest condolences to Tom, Ryan and the entire Erker family. May the darkness of your grief turn in time to bright everlasting light.
I am so very sorry for your loss. I knew Andrew from high school – he sat next to me in Ms. Dilloway’s chemistry class. He was the best person to struggle through chemistry with. He was always smiling, laughing and cracking jokes. His smile was infectious and I’ll always remember him for that! I lit a candle for him today in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC. His warmth touched a lot of people, including me. Keeping your family in my prayers.
We wish you peace and will pray for your family during this challenging time. With love and faith, Mark and Jackie Rokusek and family.
I am so deeply sorry for your loss! My prayers are with you and your dear family!!
To the entire Erker family: I am so sorry for your loss. Andrew had the best smile, the most charismatic personality, and he was so wonderfully kind. Prayers for your peace and comfort, and that our Heavenly Father receives him with wide and open arms.
I am so very sorry for your loss!! All my prayers for comfort and peace.
My thoughts are with the Erker family
Barb, Tom and family, there are no words sufficient at a time of such great loss. Our hearts ache along with you. Be gentle with yourselves in your grief, and take your time. You will always love and miss Andrew. He was a stellar young man.
Valeria, Neal, and Chad Edwards
May God’s peace be with your family as you mourn the loss of Andrew. I taught several Erkers at St Thomas Aquinas. A classmate of my son Andy and daughter-in-law Katie, Andrew will be missed by everyone. The prayers of the St. Thomas Aquinas community are with you all!
All of the Danko family’s hearts and prayers are with you during this tough time. As neighbors, the entire Erker family served as stewards of kindness, friendship, and happiness, even shoveling our driveway when Mike was recovering from a broken hip. May God bring you comfort with the fond memories of Andrew. Our love to you all!
Barb,Tom and Erker family, Our hearts ache right along with you at this time. We are
so sorry for the loss of your Wonderful Loving son Andrew..
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad time.
Andrew, Gayle, Florence and Andrew Sr. Gionta
My deepest sympathy to you all. While it’s never easy to say goodbye to those we love, it is especially difficult to lose someone who brings such joy. May God give you strength and peace in the days ahead.
Andrew was, by all accounts, a special person; and the messages here are a testament that his kindness has reached many and carried far. Support each other, and keep his kindness going.
Condolences from his work family at Wells Fargo.
Hey Jo, I actually reached out to Jon when I heard the news over the weekend. So many memories at your house for so many years. Very sad for this loss, Andrew was such an amazing kid and man.
Lauren in so sorry for your loss. Praying for your entire family during this time.
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your wonderful son, spouse, brother, nephew and friend.
The loss of one’s child is one of life’s greatest losses, where few words can offer comfort or ease the pain. I was fortunate to listen to Susie speak so fondly of all her nieces and nephews through the years. She has always been so proud of them all.
I believe that those who are the easiest to love are the hardest to say goodbye to. Know that you, and your family, are in my thoughts and prayers.
To Tom, Barb and Family,
I just heard the very sad news of the loss of your son Andrew…. I would have been there for you had I known! Words cannot express how sad I am for you and your family.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers, God Bless you and your family during this very difficult time!
My love to you! ❤️?
Tom, Barb and family,
We just heard of the loss of Andrew, our hearts go out to all of you. There are no words … May you find comfort in the wonderful memories that you have had with Andrew, hold on to each other. With much love . Gerry & Karla O’Neill, Adrianna Bykowski
I played with Erker AKA “The Vitamin” at KSU. This comes as the biggest surprise ever to me. Never in a million years would I expect to get this type of news about a guy who brought so much joy to the people around him. He was a GREAT teammate, someone you would love to line up with any Saturday. I’m honored to be able to say he was my friend. My prayers go out to the Erker Family! Just know he left a lasting impression on all of us that will never be forgotten!