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John Robert Vierke
Born : 28 Apr 1940
Chicago, IL
Died : 14 Nov 2006
Spring Grove, IL
Age:66y 6m 16d
Father :
unknown
Mother :
unknown
Married :
Living Relative
on 29 Sep 1962
in Spring Grove, IL
Children :
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Living Relative
Database ID : 5032
Last Update : 2019-09-20
Record Owner : rudy.r
Rel. to Owner : None

Date : 18 Nov 2006
Location : St. Peter's Catholic Church Cemetery, Spring Grove, IL

DR. JOHN R. VIERKE
SPRING GROVE

 

Dr. John R. Vierke, 66, of Spring Grove, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006, at his home.

He was born April 28, 1940, in Chicago, to Robert and Clara (Kalasa) Vierke. He married Jeanette Busch on Sept. 29, 1962, Spring Grove.

He was a graduate of Richmond-Burton High School in 1958, received his bachelor of science, his master's degree in curriculum coordination, and his doctorate in education administration from Northern Illinois University.

He started teaching in 1962 at Grant Community High School in Fox Lake and retired in 1994 as assistant superintendent.

He was involved in many teaching activities in Lake and McHenry counties.

He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Spring Grove, where sang in the choir for 10 years, served as lector, served on the financial council, was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and was chairman of the Centennial Committee in 2000.

He was past president of the Spring Grove elementary grade school board. He served as a board member of Burton Township, was township assessor for four years, and was township supervisor for 20 years.

He was an extremely enthusiastic and fun-loving, energetic person who loved life.

He loved to talk, loved to fish, enjoyed photography, and appreciated the simple things of life.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Ann (Mark) Cunningham of Richmond; a son, Mark (Sheryl) Vierke of Crystal Lake; four grandchildren, Chad and Alexa Cunningham, and Nathan and Chloe Vierke; a sister, Janet Vierke of Richmond; his sisters-in-law, Dolores (Chuck) Walker, Helen Busch, Evelyn Elfmann and Patricia Miller; a brother-in-law, Leon (Pat) Busch; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by infant grandson Andrew John Cunningham, and two infant sisters, Clara and Barbara.

The visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home, 1011 Main St., Richmond. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 2118 Main St., Spring Grove. Concelebrants will be the Rev. Steven Lange and the Rev. Andrew Plesa.

Interment will be in St. Peter Cemetery in Spring Grove.

Memorials may be made in his name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or online at www.st.jude.org/tribute.
 
Northwest Herald (Woodstock, IL) - Nov 16, 2006

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Source - The McHenry Plaindealer - Oct 4, 1962

DR. JOHN R. VIERKE
SPRING GROVE

Dr. John R. Vierke, 66, of Spring Grove, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006, at his home.

He was born April 28, 1940, in Chicago, to Robert and Clara (Kalasa) Vierke. He married Jeanette Busch on Sept. 29, 1962, Spring Grove.

He was a graduate of Richmond-Burton High School in 1958, received his bachelor of science, his master's degree in curriculum coordination, and his doctorate in education administration from Northern Illinois University.

He started teaching in 1962 at Grant Community High School in Fox Lake and retired in 1994 as assistant superintendent.

He was involved in many teaching activities in Lake and McHenry counties.

He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Spring Grove, where sang in the choir for 10 years, served as lector, served on the financial council, was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and was chairman of the Centennial Committee in 2000.

He was past president of the Spring Grove elementary grade school board. He served as a board member of Burton Township, was township assessor for four years, and was township supervisor for 20 years.

He was an extremely enthusiastic and fun-loving, energetic person who loved life.

He loved to talk, loved to fish, enjoyed photography, and appreciated the simple things of life.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Ann (Mark) Cunningham of Richmond; a son, Mark (Sheryl) Vierke of Crystal Lake; four grandchildren, Chad and Alexa Cunningham, and Nathan and Chloe Vierke; a sister, Janet Vierke of Richmond; his sisters-in-law, Dolores (Chuck) Walker, Helen Busch, Evelyn Elfmann and Patricia Miller; a brother-in-law, Leon (Pat) Busch; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by infant grandson Andrew John Cunningham, and two infant sisters, Clara and Barbara.

The visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home, 1011 Main St., Richmond. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 2118 Main St., Spring Grove. Concelebrants will be the Rev. Steven Lange and the Rev. Andrew Plesa.

Interment will be in St. Peter Cemetery in Spring Grove.

Memorials may be made in his name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or online at www.st.jude.org/tribute.

Source - Northwest Herald (Woodstock, IL) - Nov 16, 2006

Apr 28
1940
Birth
Birth of John Vierke
Sep 29
1962
Age 22
Married to LIVING RELATIVE
Nov 14
2006
Age 66
Death of John Vierke


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