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Jerome J. “Jerry” Govero

Jerome J. “Jerry” Govero, 82, of Festus died January 28, 2022 at Fountainbleau Nursing Center in Festus. Mr. Govero was a U.S Army veteran and worked as an engineer for many years at Bloomsdale Excavating.  After retiring, he started his own land development companies that designed and built several local subdivisions. He enjoyed travel, car racing, gardening, being outside, and spending time with his family. Born December 24, 1939 in Festus, Mo, he was the son of the late Raymond and Louise (Berkbigler) Govero.

Mr. Govero served on the Our Lady Parish Council as president for two terms, he also participated in the Our Lady’s building committee. He served Pony Bird for 20 years, 6 years as President. With the support of Bloomsdale Excavating, he donated excavation for the new adult facility and various other Pony Bird projects. He was appointed by the governor to EIERA (Environmental Improvement and Engineering Resources Authority) for 4 years, 2 as Chairman.

 He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Louise Govero (McKee) of Festus; two children: Elisa “Eydie” (Doug) Thurman of Festus, Mo; Ashley (Laura) Govero of St. Charles, Mo; five grandchildren: Kelsey Thurman of Festus, Mo, Claire (Caleb) Scarbrough of Alexandria, Va.; Abby, Reagan, and Zack Govero of St. Charles, Mo; one brother: Dan Govero of Festus, MO, one sister Gloria (Bill) Robertson of Colorado Springs, Co. He was preceded in death by one sister: Delores (the late Charles, “Shanny”) Earls, and two brothers: Robert Govero and Arley (the late Mary) Govero.

Funeral services will be held at Our Lady’s Church, Festus, Mo on Monday, February 7, 2022. Visitation will be at the church from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. with a funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jerry Govero Scholarship ℅ Festus R-6 School District. Arrangements are under the direction of Vinyards Funeral Home, Festus, Mo.