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Marvin Howard Quick, 87

Marvin Howard Quick, 87, of Bemidji, died on Monday, April 16, 2007, at Havenwood Care Center in Bemidji. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at St. Philip's Catholic Church in Bemidji. A visitation will be held fr...

Marvin Howard Quick, 87, of Bemidji, died on Monday, April 16, 2007, at Havenwood Care Center in Bemidji.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at St. Philip's Catholic Church in Bemidji. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home of Bemidji with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren: Shelly Hempel, Kelly Hanson, Charles Quick Jr., Richard Quick, Kim Winters, Don Tilden, Theresa Bahr, William Duffy and Dylan Duffy.

He was born on May 24, 1919, to Howard and Lillian (Cline) Quick, in Hackensack, Minn. He grew up in the Hackensack area and attended elementary school there. As a young boy, he worked at a sawmill and in a Civilian Conservation Corps camp. He married Agnes Smith on Sept. 16, 1939, in Walker. From 1939 to 1942, he worked for the Works Project Administration in the Park Rapids area. He worked at Continental Machine in Minneapolis, Minn., until 1944, when he entered the U.S. Navy. He served from 1944-1946. As a Seaman First Class, he served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He received the Victory Medal, the American Theater Ribbon and the American Campaign Ribbon. Following his discharge, he and his wife lived in Calumet, Minn., while he worked in the mines on the Iron Range. He also worked in Greenland. In 1954, the Quicks owned and operated the Chat & Chew Restaurant in Hackensack. In 1959, they moved to Bemidji and he worked for Pine Ridge Service until his retirement.

He enjoyed fishing and listening to country music. At Havenwood, he was called The Music Man. He especially liked the change in color of the leaves in fall during grouse hunting season.

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He is survived by his wife of Bemidji; sons, Charles (Linda) Quick and Paul (Lois) Quick, both of Bemidji; nine grandchildren and 20 great- grandchildren; and brother, Douglas (Joan) Quick of Oregon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Cliff, Clarence and LeRoy Quick; and sister, Marie Lundeen.

Online guest book at www.olsonschwartzfuneralhome.com .

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