In Memory

Jan Waeber

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08/21/08 01:04 PM #1    

John Schaaf

Jan Waeber, the guy who bruised my shins quite badly in pickup soccer games, and always reminded me that American choocolate has nothing on the Swiss variety.

06/29/12 07:58 PM #2    

Sara Franing (Sethna)

Jan Waeber

Jan Waeber, 21, Bundtels 11, 3186 Dudingen, Switzerland, a former exchange
student at Moline High School, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1996, in an automobile
accident near his home.

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at his church, Pfarr Kirche, Dudingen. Burial is
in the church cemetery.

A local memorial service will be held in late March at Trimble Funeral Home,
Moline. A memorial fund will be established by his friends locally to be used
for educational exchanges between Moline and Swiss students.

Mr. Waeber was born Sept. 25, 1974, the son of Eric and Madeleine Waeber.

He completed his secondary education and gymnasium in Fribourg, Switzerland
after spending the 1992-93 school year at Moline High School. He completed his
obligatory Swiss military service in October 1995, and was enrolled in
advanced studies at the Institute of Technology of the University of Zurich.
In addition, he has helped at his family's cheese factory in Bundtels for many

While in Moline, he was active in the high school soccer and tennis teams, and
French and international studies events. He was an avid bicyclist and
photographer. Last summer, he and his brother spent six weeks traveling
throughout Ireland taking photographs.

Survivors include his parents, a brother, Andre Waeber, his paternal
grandparents, and his maternal grandmother, all of Switzerland; his American
parents, Ron and Sandy Mulder, and his American sisters, Mary Claire and Megan
Mulder, with whom he lived during his year in Moline; and special friends,
Larry and Barbara Johnston, Stan Woods and Tim Bell, all of Moline.

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