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 Joseph Anthony “Joe” Verquer, Sr

Joseph Anthony “Joe” Verquer, Sr

Trinchera, Las Animas County, Colorado, USA
Death 15 Jan 2005 (aged 87)
La Junta, Otero County, Colorado, USA
Burial La Junta, Otero County, Colorado, USA
Memorial ID 161005945 · View Source
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Age 87, a Swink-area, Colorado farmer for fifty years.

DEATH: January 15, 2005, at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta, Colorado.

BIRTH: May 26, 1917, in Trinchera, Colorado to Emilio and Lena Dighera Verquer and attended schools in Trinchera and Frisco Canyon.

MARRIAGE: December 19, 1937, Jennie Petramala in Trinidad, Colorado.

EMPLOYMENT: Trinidad Creamery. Helped his brother-in-law, Mike Petramala, farm in the Walsenburg, Colorado area.

1942: the Petramalas and Verquers moved to farms south of Swink, Colorado.

ADDITIONAL WORK: Fed cattle. Owned a trucking company.

1992: Verquers sold their land in 1992 and continued to live in their farm home until 2002, when they sold it and moved to Evergreen Gardens.

AMONG SURVIVORS: Wife Jennie of Evergreen Gardens, two sons John Verquer of Sterling and Michael Verquer and wife Cathy of Kansas City, Missouri, daughter Carylon Verquer of Greeley, Colorado, two sisters-in-law Margaret Verquer of Trinidad and Eva McKinnon of Denver, Colorado, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, a great-great-granddaughter, and nieces, nephews and cousins.

PRECEDED IN DEATH by parents Emillo and Lena Verquer, son Joe Verquer Jr., two grandsons, three brothers Tony, John and Dominic Verquer, sister Josephine Naccarato, sister-in-law Minnie Verquer, and a daughter-in law Marlene Verquer.

MASS: Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Patrick Catholic Church in La Junta.

BURIAL: Calvary Cemetery, La Junta.

ARRANGEMENTS: Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home and Crematorium in La Junta.

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  • Created by: Pauline DiSipio
  • Added: 13 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161005945
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Anthony “Joe” Verquer, Sr (26 May 1917–15 Jan 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161005945, citing Calvary Cemetery, La Junta, Otero County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Pauline DiSipio (contributor 47442600) .