John J. Verschoor
Memorial services for John J. Verschoor, 72, of Minnesota, will be 11:00 am Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the St. James Catholic Church in Chamberlain. John Joseph Verschoor was born on September 11, 1946, in Mitchell, SD, to John and Pauline Verschoor. He graduated from Chamberlain High School and the University of Michigan with a major in English Literature. During his college years he participated in a study abroad program which involved visiting Poland, China, and India. After graduation his passion for opera led him to Europe, where he visited several famous opera houses. John J. settled in the Twin Cities close to the University of Minnesota where he pursued his interest in literature, Shakespeare, and Nabokov being his favorites. John was employed through Man Power in Minneapolis. He spent many hours at Wilson Library, reading and engaging with professors and friends. He loved spending time with family and always had a joke or witticism to share. He also was a true Minnesota sports fan - especially following the Vikings and Twins. Following complications from open heart surgery, John J. passed away on March 19, 2019 at the University of Minnesota Hospital at the age of 72 years. With him were his sisters Judy, Maggie, and Jane, his niece Aimee and her husband Alex. John J. was loved and will be missed by Judy Burich, Maggie Verschoor, Jane Verschoor-LaBree (Tom), his nephews Todd Burich (Laurie), Matt Husman (Rachel), his nieces Laura Dimock (John), Heather Knorr (Brian), Aimee LaBree Hohn (Alex), cousins, eight great nieces and nephews, his Uncle Pat, and his Aunt Virginia.