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John C. "Jack" Meyer

August 12, 1934 June 26, 2018
John C. "Jack" Meyer
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Peoria- John C. “Jack” Meyer, age 83, passed away at 10:57 AM, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at his residence in Peoria, with his wife, Mary at his side.

Jack was born on August 12, 1934 in Dubuque, IA., a son of George W. and Mary Helen (Schmitt) Meyer. Jack married Mary Claire Wesenberg , July 22, 1970 in Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are their son, John David Meyer of Peoria and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and three brothers.

John David has Downs Syndrome and Jack became very active in serving the handicapped in various capacities at PARC, now EPIC, and developing “Special Persons Encounter Christ” (SPEC). He also coached ice skating for the Special Olympics.

Jack graduated from Loras Academy in 1952 and Loras College in Dubuque, IA., in 1956. He then entered the seminary at the University of Louvain in Belgium, where he was ordained as a Catholic Priest in 1960. Jack returned to the United States and was a professor at Loras College and served as an associate pastor in parishes in Dubuque, Waterloo, and Cedar Rapids, IA. He then returned to education and earned his PHD at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., graduating in 1966.

In 1969 Jack left the formal service of the Catholic Church and entered the laity. He was employed at Bradley University in Peoria, IL., as a professor in the Religious Studies Dept., retiring in 2010 after 40 years of service. Throughout these years, he was honored to give numerous lectures at many churches and organizations.

A visitation will be from 4:00 – 6:00 PM, Friday, June 29, 2018 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Funeral Mass is at 11:00 AM, Saturday June 30, 2018, also at the church, with a half hour prior visitation. Fr. Thomas Taylor will officiate and entombment will follow at Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria.

Memorials in Jack’s name, may be made to the Heart of Illinois Down Syndrome Association, www.hoidsa.org, Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association www.hisra.orgor St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

29

Jun

4:00 PM 6/29/2018 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 6/29/2018 6:00:00 PM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Visitation

Saturday

30

Jun

10:30 AM 6/30/2018 10:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/30/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Saturday

30

Jun

11:00 AM 6/30/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Heart of Illinois Down Syndrome Association

325 E. Queenwood Rd
Morton, IL 61550
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