Owatonna Robert J. Quint, age 82, of Owatonna, passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Homestead Hospice House after fighting a brave year long battle with lung cancer.
Robert "Bob" Quint was born July 29, 1930, in Winnebago, the son of John and Mary (Schumann) Quint. He attended high school and later enlisted to serve his country in the United States Navy from 1946 until 1953. He was assigned to the USS Rogers and USS Nicholas during the Korean War. He later returned home and was united in marriage to Helen B. Martin on May 28, 1955 in Wells. After a short time living in Mankato, Robert was transferred to Owatonna and worked for Truth Hardware and later for Owatonna Tool Company where he retired after 37 years in 1992. Helen died Feb. 11, 2010.
Robert liked to read, bird watch and the outdoors. Helen and Bob were avid campers spending 14 years as campground hosts for Big Woods State Park in Nerstrand and most recently finding a "home away from home" with the seasonal folks at Camp Faribo in Faribault. Bob was a member of the VFW and the American Legion Clubs.
Robert J. Quint
He is survived by his sons, Steve (Susan) Quint, of Lakeville, John (Kristina) Quint, of Las Vegas, and Craig (Kam) Quint, of Owatonna; a daughter, Lisa (Bradley) Parker, of Princeton; five grandchildren, Sara Quint, Kelsey Quint, Andrew Quint, Addison Parker and Devon Parker; a great-grandson, Carter Lehman; two brothers, Larry (Diane) Quint, of Monroe, Mich., and Roger (Marie) Quint, of Minneapolis; three sisters, Hazel Sweeney, of Highland, Ind., Delores (Roland) Osmundson, of Delavan, and Marian Carlson, also of Delavan; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Quint; his parents; two brothers, Alva Quint and Harold Quint; and a sister, Isabell Foster.
Memorial Services were held Oct. 15, 2012, at Michaelson Funeral Home. The Rev. Dave Klawiter officiated. Interment was held in St. John Cemetery in Owatonna. Military honors were provided by Steel County Military Funeral Unit.
Memorials are preferred to Homestead Hospice House or the American Cancer Society.