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Cleo Barbara Quaerna

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Cleo Barbara Quaerna

Canal Winchester, OH - Cleo Barbara Quaerna passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 1st in Canal Winchester, Ohio, after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease and dementia. She was 76.

Cleo was born on 6/29/42 in Janesville, Wisconsin to parents Jean (Caldow) Hart and Wallace Hart. She graduated from Janesville High School in 1960 went on to the University of Wisconsin — Madison and earned a degree in Consumer Science and Home Economics Education in 1966. She worked a variety of jobs over the years but was most notably a talented seamstress. She could operate a miter saw equally as well as her sewing machine, and had power tools even the most experienced carpenters would envy. She enjoyed gardening and became a Master Gardener when she lived in Ohio. Above all, she loved Jesus Christ.

Cleo is survived by her husband, Arnold Quaerna, who was her high school and college sweetheart. She is also survived by her children, Peren (Mindy) Bjork and Erica (Greg) Manning, her stepchildren Steve (Stephanie) Quaerna, Chris (Kelly) Quaerna, and Todd Quearna, her grandchildren Niklas Bjork, Olivia Taylor, and Sophia Taylor, step-grandchildren Beau Quaerna, Corrine Quaerna, Ben Quaerna, Cassidy Quaerna, Clementine Quaerna, and Penelope Quaerna, as well as her sisters Gail Zahm and Pam (Larry) Davis. Cleo is preceded in death by her father Wallace Hart and her mother Jean (Caldow) Gage, and her former husband Robert M. Phippen.

A service will be held at Logos Church, 623 Hill Road North, Pickerington, OH 43147 on November 9th at 5:30 pm.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Cleo on December 15th at 10:00 am at Plymouth Alliance Church, 1203 Fairview Drive, Plymouth WI 53073. She will be laid to rest in Kohler Wisconsin.
Published in Sheboygan Press on Nov. 8, 2018
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