Roger William Quante, 83, Ferdinand

Roger William Quante, 83, of Ferdinand, died Monday, September 7, at his home. He was born in Ferdinand February 22, 1937, to Clarence and Mary (Miller) Quante. He married Janet Merkley April 25, 1969, at Holy Family Church in Jasper. She died May 28, 2005.

Roger retired from D.I.A. after 40 years employment. He was a collector of fine things and enjoyed playing euchre, poker, and sheepshead and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

He is survived by three sons, Keith Quante and companion Marissa Naegele-Hubert and Dean Quante and companion LanaTobin, all of Ferdinand, and Curtis Quante and wife Jenny, Boonville; and two grandchildren, Julia Roberts and Jessica Byers.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by one sister, Frances Nicholas.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Online condolences can be shared at Funeral services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with burial following in the St. Ferdinand Church cemetery.

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