Quentin John Weinzierl, age 85 of Somerset and formerly of Houlton, Wis., died peacefully on Sunday, August 9, 2009 at the St. Croix Health Center.
Quentin was born on August 16, 1923 at his home in Clam Falls, Wis. His parents were Christian and Elizabeth (Logelin) Weinzierl. He attended Union Free High School in Frederic, Wis., graduating in 1941. He served proudly for the United States Army from 1948 to 1953. He married Jean Marie Walker on Dec. 12, 1953 in Pine City, Minn.
Quentin was a pipe fitter with Local Union 455. He had a love of gardening and enjoyed fishing, hunting and most of all, spending time with his family. He served on the St. Joseph town board as 1st Supervisor from 1985-1989 and as Town Chairman from 1989-1995. He was a member of St. Anne's Church, Somerset and St. Patrick's Church, Hudson. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and held the position of Grand Knight in Hudson from 1988 to 1990. He was a member of the American Legion first in Stillwater, then Somerset.
Quentin was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Roman, Victor, Paul; sister, Elizabeth Riley; grandchildren Marty Rogstad, Alan Alwin and Cassie Cramer. Survived by his wife Jean; children, Steven (Kelly), Marilyn Salzmann, Linda Asplund, Pamela (John) Cramer, Christine (Larry) Charbonneau; brother, Robert (Helen); sisters, Irma Sundquist, Arlene Weinzierl, Rita Smith; 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; also many nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at St. Anne's Catholic Church Somerset, Wis. The visitation was held 2 hours prior to the service at the church.