Deacon John F. Meere, 86 years old, of Sainte Genevieve, MO, died Saturday, December 17, 2022 at home in Sainte Genevieve, MO.
He was born July 13, 1936 in Chicago, IL and was married to Eloisa Meere on November 3, 1974.
He is survived by Wife, Eloisa Meere of Sainte Genevieve, MO; Two Daughters, Teresa (Juan) Caba of Sainte Genevieve, MO, Kathleen (Shelton) Scott of Pevely, MO; Son, John Meere of Sainte Genevieve, MO; Five Brothers, Philip (Merilyn) Meere of Chicago, IL, Ed (Frances) Meere of Bethany Beach, MD, Michael (Kathy) Meere of St. Petersburg, FL, Marty Meere of St. Petersburg, FL, Patrick (Peggy) Meere of Crossville, TN; Four Sisters, Margaret (Randy) Novak of Chicago, IL, Mary Anne VanPetten of Chicago, IL, Helen (Daniel) Garcia of Benson AZ, Frances (Zan) Brengle of Winter Springs, FL; Grandchildren, Maria, Promaticus, Jesus Scott.
He was preceded in death by Father, Thomas Meere; Mother, Margaret Meere; Brother, Thomas G. Meere.
Visitation will be at Church of Ste. Genevieve in Sainte Genevieve, MO on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 from 9:30 am till 11:00 am.
Service will be at Church of Ste. Genevieve on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at 11:00 am.
The Clergy will be Rev. Mitchell Baer.
Burial will be at Valle Spring Cemetery in Sainte Genevieve, MO.
Memorials can be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society.
John was ordained a Deacon in June 2005, he was a 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus, he was a Christian Brother for 20 years, belonged to the La Salle Christian Brothers, he was a principal, teacher and missionary in Guatemala for many years, he taught Spanish and Religion at Valle Catholic High School, he worked as a CNA at Riverview at the Park helping and ministering to the elderly, he belonged to the RCIA Program and he worked with the prison Ministry.
John was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and friend to everyone he met. He loved to sing and evangelize everyone he met. John always had a smile for everyone and a kind word to say. He was one of the kindest, gentlest souls with a heart of gold and a winning smile. John loved God with all his heart and his family especially his lovely wife Eloisa. He will be missed by many especially his loyal and loving wife Eloisa, children and grandchildren.
Online condolences can be left at www.baslerfuneralhome.com.