John Joseph Quinkert
Quinkert, John Joseph 87, died Friday, August 8, 2014 at Providence Retirement Home in New Albany, IN.
He was born August 12, 1926 in New Albany and was the son of the late John E. "Molly" and Marguerite Franconia Quinkert. He grew up "at the top of the hill" of Vincennes Street and Charlestown Road and was quite the prankster as a child. He attended Holy Trinity Grade School and was a proud graduate of New Albany High School in 1944.
John served his country as an infantryman in the United States Army during World War II in the Pacific Campaign. He was a retired machinist from Reynolds Metal in Louisville. John was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lanesville, Pope John Paul Knights of Columbus Council #1808 in Harrison County, Hobart Beach VFW Post #1693 in New Albany, IN, one of the original members of the Providence High School Booster Club, and a former Boy Scout Leader. He devoted many hours volunteering at his church, Providence High School, Franklin Township Athletic Club, and the old Providence Retirement Home. He enjoyed genealogy, travel, opera music, good beer, wine, and a shot of bourbon - not all at the same time.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Ruth Kochert Quinkert; sons,Terry Quinkert, Elizabeth, IN, Andy Quinkert, New Albany; Steve Quinkert (Becky), New Albany, Jack Quinkert (Jean, Dyer, IN and Alan Quinkert (Karen), Sellersburg, IN; daughter, Sara Wiseman (Marty), Lanesville; brothers, Pat Quinkert (Clara), New Albany and Abbot Denis Quinkert, OSB, St. Meinrad, IN. Sisters, Dodie Day (Mel), Lanesville, IN and Sister Joann Quinkert, S.P, Terre Haute, IN; grandchildren, Zac (Amy), Christopher, Daniel, Simon, Nick, Jacob,and Ellie Quinkert, Tiffany Norton, and Seth and Drew Wiseman.
Visitation will be noon until 8:00 pm Tuesday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana. His Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lanesville, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Providence High School Booster Club or WHAS Crusade for Children.
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