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Westlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum

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Visitation

St. Leo's Catholic Church
Friday January 11th, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Wake Service

St. Leo's Catholic Church
Friday January 11th, 2019
7:00pm

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Mass of Christian Burial

St. Leo's Catholic Church
Saturday January 12th, 2019
10:00am

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Gerald M. "Buzzy" Quinn

Gerald M. “Buzzy” Quinn, 85, of Grand Island, died unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Grand Island. The Rev. Mark A. Maresh will celebrate the Mass. Entombment will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, with military honors by The U.S. Navy Honors Team and the United Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church with a 7 p.m. wake service. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family. Mr. Quinn was born on Jan. 13, 1933, at Beaver City, the son of Floyd E. and Mary K. (Willey) Quinn. He attended country schools and graduated from Edison High School in 1950. After high school he began serving in the United States Navy Reserves in Pomona, California and enlisted in the United States Navy on Feb. 11, 1952. He was united in marriage to Joan C. Bockstahler on Nov. 25, 1954, in Claremont, California. The couple lived in various places on the west and east coast while he served in the Navy. He was discharged on Dec. 17, 1973 and moved his family to Oxford where he began working for Rockwell International in Kearney and in 1975 moved to Shelton. On July 3, 1978, he started working at the VA Medical Center in Grand Island and the couple moved to Grand Island in Sept. 1990. He finished his working career after 20 years at the VA, retiring on July 3, 1998. He was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church, American Legion and V.F.W., all in Grand Island. He and Joan were avid Husker football fans, being season ticket holders for 30 years, members of the Touchdown club and supporters of Husker Alumni. He loved all Husker sports, camping, watching his grandchildren play sports, flying with his son and keeping a perfectly manicured yard. He was very dedicated to caring for Joan until she moved to Good Samaritan Society and loved meeting up with his friends everyday at the Farmer's Daughter Cafe. He is survived by his wife, Joan Quinn of Grand Island; daughter and son-in-law, Vicky and Dave Luke of Curtis; son and daughter-in-law, Michael “Mike” and Pam Quinn of Blair; eight grandchildren, Becky and Jason Stone, BJ and Aliesha Luke, Brittany Quinn, Zac Griffin, Tim Quinn, Lyndy Quinn, Daniel Quinn and Ezekiel Quinn; six great-grandchildren, Maddie and Sami Stone, and Amy, Cameron, Tenley and Ryker Luke; two brothers, Alonzo Quinn and friend, Eileen of Hastings and Dennis Quinn of North Platte. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one granddaughter, Amy Luke. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice.

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A candle was lit in memory of Gerald Quinn

The Fickenscher Family Jan 12 2019 7:36 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gerald Quinn

Terry Quinn Jan 9 2019 4:37 PM

My uncle Buzz always held a special place in my heart. We will treasure all the family time together. He and Aunt Joan tried their best to attend any family event. Im so thankful they encouraged us to go to Comstock with them. It became a yearly tradition filled with good music and lots of laughter. Much love Vicky, Mike and family! His favorite niece:heart::pray:

Tuwanna Hammond Jan 8 2019 11:52 PM

He was a genuinely kind man, that liked to share his stories from the past. Thank you for sharing your father with us.

Kelly Petersen Jan 8 2019 6:50 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gerald Quinn

Jay Mason Jan 8 2019 12:22 AM

Jerry never missed one of our softball games. I think he enjoyed hanging out with the guys after the games to have a cold 1or 2. Thank you Joan for letting us spend time with Jerry. We all had a ton laughs and good good stories. He will always be one of the guys. RIP my friend. Jay Mason

Jay Mason Jan 8 2019 12:22 AM