|Birth: ||Jan. 6, 1947|
|Death: ||Nov. 2, 2004|
LENEX, Kan. -- Joe Deere, a resident of Lenexa, Kan., and formerly of Bettendorf, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., following an unexpected illness.
Interment Davenport Memorial Park.
Joe was born January 6, 1947, in Keokuk, Iowa, the beloved son of Gene L. and Jean (Frow) Deere. He was a 1965 graduate of Bettendorf High School and received his BBA degree from the University of Iowa. He later received his MBA degree from St. Ambrose University. He was employed as a certified commercial appraiser for Shaner Appraisals of Overland Park, Kan., and was within one test of receiving his MAI appraiser designation. Joe's father emphasized sports and his mother emphasized academics, and he was always able to please both of his parents. He was a hard-worker, loved his job, and enjoyed the company of the people he worked with. Joe was an avid runner all of his life and participated in several triathlons, marathons and half-marathons. He loved being outdoors and enjoyed hiking, traveling, photography, and biking. He took pleasure in gardening and was especially accomplished in growing dahlias. He was also an enthusiastic Hawkeye fan. His family was the joy of his life and those left to honor his memory include his mother, Jean Deere, Bettendorf; his daughters, Heather Deere and her husband, Cliff Hall, of Denver, Colo., Allison Deere and Lindsay Deere, both of Iowa City, Iowa; their mother, Pat Gleeson, LeClaire, Iowa; his grandson, Cale. Joe was preceded in death by his father, Gene.
Davenport Memorial Park
Created by: Ken Nagel
Record added: Aug 28, 2010
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