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1943 Michael 2020

Michael 'Mick' A. Effertz

January 17, 1943 — December 31, 2020

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Michael A. "Mick" Effertz, 77, passed away December 31, 2020. A private rosary and Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Thomas More Church. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Thomas More Church, 11822 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO 64131 or Little Sisters of the Poor, 8745 James A. Reed Rd, Kansas City, MO 64138.
Mick was born January 17, 1943 in Kansas City, MO to Edmund H. and Marie T. Effertz. He graduated from Bishop Hogan High School and served in the Army Reserves before joining the family farming business full time, Effertz Farms. Mick loved farming and classic cars. He was a founding member of St. Thomas More Church where he served on the Pastoral care team and ushered.
Mick was preceded in death by his parents; son, Brian M. Effertz; brothers, Edmund J. and Thomas H. Effertz, and sisters, Rose Marie Effertz Byrne and Rita Barbara Effertz Bodine. Survivors include his wife, Donna (Katzer) Effertz; sons, Kevin M. Effertz and wife Colleen, Michael S. Effertz and wife Sally; daughter, Nicole M. Taylor and husband Aaron; step-daughter, Stephanie D. Hicks; step-son, James B. Costello and wife Crystal; daughter-in-law Susan Effertz; brothers, John Effertz & wife Julie, Joe Effertz, Jim Effertz & wife Cheri; sister, Monica Effertz Dunn & husband Tom, 18 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Neal Erickson and the staff of St. Joseph Medical Center for their loving care of Mick. Condolences and livestream link can be viewed at

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SERVICES Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, January 15, 2021
St. Thomas More Church 11822 Holmes Road Kansas City, MO 64131

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