Quentin Kottsick - obituary

Quentin Alvin Kottsick, 88-year-old resident of Onamia, Minnesota, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, August 16, 2019, at the Mille Lacs Health System in Onamia, Minn.

A funeral service washeld on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Holy Cross Center in Onamia with Pastor Joe Boeringa officiating. Interment was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Onamia. Visitation will be held one hour prior to Service at Holy Cross Center. Arrangements were with the Shelley Funeral Chapel of Onamia.

Quentin is lovingly remembered by his wife, Carol; son, Greg Kottsick (Anita) of Andover, Minn.; daughter, Pam (Tim) Stout of Hillman, Minn., and daughter, Pat (Joe) Purnick of Crystal, Minn.; and his sister, Jackie King.

Quentin was preceded in death by his parents, George and Cora; sisters, Evelyn, Grace, Ruth, Norma and Viola; and brothers, Virgil and Robert.

Quentin was born November 19, 1930. in Minot, N.D., to George and Cora Kottsick. He graduated from Minot High School in 1948, and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army from 1951 – 1954 during the Korean War. When his military service ended, he was united in marriage to Carol Jean Wold on Dec. 18, 1955 in Minot, N.D. He attended Minot State Teachers College and graduated in 1959 and began his teaching career in Middle River, Minn., in the fall of 1960. In 1965 he moved with his family to Onamia where he taught until his retirement in 1990. Quentin had a long-lasting and far-reaching impact in the Onamia community where he served as a teacher and a coach.

After his retirement, Quentin thoroughly enjoyed attending auctions and bringing home truckloads of “treasures.” He also enjoyed woodworking and making one of a kind gifts for many family members. He had a great love for the outdoors and enjoyed many years of hunting and fishing. Quentin had a passion for all Minnesota sports teams, and always paid close attention to high school sports standings. His love for music was expressed through his song composing which he would excitedly sing to anyone who was within hearing distance. He was an intelligent man with a kind soul who displayed a true gift for connecting with people.

He had a special relationship with each of his grandchildren, Joslyn, Jill, Caleb, Jessica, and Jake; his great-grandchildren also brought him much joy. Blessed be his memory.