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John Kerr


John Kerr, 70, of Lisbon, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018, due to a motor vehicle accident.
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018, at West Branch Cemetery, with a reception to follow. Arrangements by Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Mount Vernon.
Survivors include his brother, Mark (Peg) Kerr; niece, Lindsey (Jeremy) Hotz; nephew, Christopher (Madeline) Kerr; great-nieces and –nephews, Lillian, Tucker and Holly Hotz and Rory Kerr; extended family; and many friends and members of his card club.
John Stevan Kerr was born March 2, 1948, in Moline, Ill., to John and Jean (Driscoll) Kerr. He attended West Branch High School. Then John served in the Navy from 1968 to 1975, serving as a nuclear submariner. Upon his return, he attended the University of Northern Iowa, graduating with a bachelor's in business in 1978. He worked for Lefebure in Cedar Rapids as a contract administrator for many years. He retired from Kirkwood Community College as a maintenance worker.
He enjoyed playing cards, especially euchre and cribbage, and golfing. John was a voracious reader, enjoyed history and visiting many local restaurants. "Uncle Johnny" especially cherished his time with his nieces and nephews and attended many of their activities.
John was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother, Joy; brother, Chris; and niece, Jacqueline.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Lisbon Library or West Branch American Legion Chauncey Butler Post 514.
Please share your support and memories with John's family on his tribute wall at www.stewartbaxter.com under obituaries.