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Edward L. Quimby

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Edward Leroy Quimby, 85, of Tenstrike, MN, died on Sunday, May 18, 2014 Waskish State Park in Waskish, MN.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church in Blackduck, MN with Pastor Ray Klug officiating. Full military honors provided by Blackduck American Legion Post 372. Burial will be in Hines Cemetery in Hines, MN at a later date.

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Honorary urn bearers will be Russ Quimby, Renae Runaas, Lacy Hunt, Brett Quimby, Mitch Quimby and Tyler Quimby.

Ed was born on April 17, 1929 in Hornet Township, MN to Carl and Lillian (Martinson) Quimby. He attended school and graduated from Blackduck High School in 1948. He immediately enlisted in the US Army but after two months, he was given a medical discharge. Just a couple of years later, Ed was drafted into the Army where he served during the Korean War. He married Maureen OBrien on Sept. 16, 1951 in Hines, MN. He was discharged in 1953 and the family moved to Beloit, WI where he went to work as a police officer for the Beloit Police Dept. He coached youth baseball and was very involved in his sons sports. The family also lived for a time in South Beloit, IL before moving to Tenstrike, MN. He taught his family to fish and only vacationed in Minnesota when his children were growing up. He worked as a cement contractor, retiring in 2002.

Ed enjoyed fishing and hunting. He also loved doing crafts, making beautiful macram pieces and latch hook rugs. Ed loved his flower gardens especially his Zinnias. The avid Chicago Bears fan was a member of Beloit VFW Post #2306 and the Star Zenith Boat Club.

Ed is survived by his wife, Maureen Quimby, of Tenstrike, MN; four sons, Mark Quimby, Guy Quimby and Kurt Quimby, all of Tenstrike, MN and Scott (Rebecca) Quimby of Jobstown, NJ; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Carl (Rose) Quimby of Florida; two sisters, Florence Bingham and June (Bill) Morgan, both of Wisconsin and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles and an aunt.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Lillian Quimby and a brother, Oscar Quimby.

Messages of condolence may be sent to ceasefuneralhome.com

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