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Janice E. (Meeter) Quere 1935-2008

QUERE, METTER, PETERSON, WHEELER, QUERY, BEKKER, VERHEY

Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 11/8/2017 at 21:04:10

Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA) - Friday, October 24, 2008

Janice E. (Meeter) Quere, 72, of 1545 Ruann Drive, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, at home.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 3200 Asbury Road. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, St. Donatus, Iowa. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Siegert-Casper Colonial Funeral Home, 390 N. Grandview Ave. Friends also may call after noon Monday at the church.

She was born on Dec. 16, 1935, daughter of John and Grace (Peterson) Meeter, in Chambersburg, Pa., where her father was teaching Bible and theology at Wilson College. She was baptized at Falling Springs Presbyterian Church.

The Rev. Dr. Meeter accepted a call to West Side Christian Reformed Church in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1944. Jan attended John Marshall High School until 1951, when her father accepted a call to Englewood, N.J. She attended Calvin College as a pre-med and math major, where she also taught math to Korean War veterans during her senior year. During her summers, she worked on computers for NASA in Cleveland. She received a master's degree in guidance and counseling from Loras College.

She married Ralph Quere after their graduation in 1957. During Ralph's Navy years, she taught in Florida schools and programmed at MIT during a stint in the Boston Naval Shipyard. After tutoring during Ralph's grad-school years, she returned to full-time teaching at Hempstead High School from 1973 to 1995.

The Queres moved to Dubuque in 1969, where Ralph served at St. John's and St. Paul's Lutheran Churches in St. Donatus and La Motte, and he taught at Wartburg Seminary.

Jan's faith in Christ, her love of others, and her ready smile, even in her declining months, will be remembered by many.

Surviving are her husband, Ralph; her children, Paul (Kristin) Quere, and their children, Jacob, Jamie and Marcus, Jim (Mason) Query, and their son, Spencer, and Jennifer (Jody) Wheeler, and their children, AnnaLisa, Jordan and Abigail; a son-in-law, John Camphouse, and his children, Zachary and Cristina; and her sisters, Elizabeth Bekker and Hermine Verhey.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and three children, John and David, in infancy, and Cynthia Camphouse, at age 34.

The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be given to Lutheran World Relief, St. Peter Lutheran Church, St. Mark's Community Center, where Jan attended an ecumenical Bible study for many years, and Hospice of Dubuque.


 

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