Jerry D. Quenette, 52, Overland Park, KS, passed away in Fargo, ND after an eight year battle with cancer, Monday February 9, 2009. Gerald (Jerry) Duane Quenette was born June 5, 1956 in Moorhead, MN to Robert and Deloris Quenette. Jerry grew up in Fargo, ND, and graduated from Fargo South High School in 1974, where he excelled in football and swimming. Jerry went on to attend North Dakota State School of Science then Moorhead State University where he graduated in 1979 with a B.S. in teaching/coaching high school athletics. Jerry taught and coached in LaMoure, ND from 1979-1981. On June 12, 1981, Jerry married Linda Ekern of Fargo, ND. Jerry lived in numerous cities throughout his life including LaMoure, ND, Omaha, NE, San Diego, CA, and for the past 22 years in Overland Park, KS where he worked as the Delivery Manager for Lowe?s Home Improvement Center. Jerry?s many hobbies included competitive racquetball (singles and doubles), golf, and was an avid fan of the Kansas City Chiefs Football Team. Jerry survived by his children, Patrick R. Quenette, Manhattan, KS, and Laura L. Quenette, Lawrence, KS; his life-long friend Linda Quenette, Wentzville, MO, and his dear friend Ronda Severson, Fargo, ND; parents Deloris Quenette, Fargo, ND, and Robert (Jan Stuverud) Quenette, Fargo, ND; siblings Terry Quenette, Ramona, CA, Kerry (Sandy) Quenette, Rapid City, SD, Bobbi Lynn Huseby, Fargo, ND. He was preceded in death by an uncle, Duane Quenette, and his grandmother, Ardell Belich. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, February 14, at 2pm in Atonement Lutheran Church, Fargo, with a visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Memorials may be sent to Hospice of the Red River Valley, Kansas City Hospice, or the American Cancer Society. Please visit our online guestbook at

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  1. I am so saddened to learn of Jerry’s passing. I used to work with him at JCPenney in Overland Park & he was one of the kindest soles there ever was. We had spoken on the phone a few time updateing me on his kids etc & illness but had no idea that he had passed.

    You are at peace dear Jerry. Missed by so many. So sorry it took me so long to learn that you had passed. I will look for you when it is my time.

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