Obituary: Quirinus KoobQuirinus Koob passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington, MN at the age of 94.
Quirinus Paul Koob was born May 25, 1917 in Iona, MN to Joseph and Pauline (Wermerskirchen) Koob. He grew up in Iona and graduated from St. Columba High School in 1934. He served in the United States Army in the Aleutian Islands constructing run ways for military aircraft during WWII from 1941-1945.
Quirinie was united in marriage to Evelyn Bathon on July 31, 1944 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Worthington, MN and they were married over 67 years.
Following his discharge from the Army on November 16, 1945 they lived in Iona, MN where he worked for Koob Implement with his father and brothers. In 1954 he built and opened a branch of Koob Implement in Worthington and operated the business until he sold the Case dealership in 1973. Even after selling the business he still enjoyed helping farmers find parts to fix their machinery and loved to tinker in his shop. Quirinie's joys in life included time spent with family and friends, fishing, golfing and attending Army reunions. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Order of Foresters, American Legion Post #5, Elks Lodge #2287 and the Worthington Country Club.
Quirinie passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington, MN at the age of 94.
Those thankful for having shared his life include his wife Evelyn; children, James Koob of Bigelow, MN and daughter Ashley Koob; Elaine (Bernard) Schlichte of Avoca, MN and children Chris Schlichte and Lisa (Steve Hamilton) Schlichte; Carol (James) Dick of Fairmont, MN and children Jennifer (Nick Swenson) Dick, Katherine (Benjamin) Krueger and Joshua Dick; Susan (Richard) Strom of Owatonna, MN and children Michael (Beth) Strom, Sarah (Michael) Garibay and David Strom; Marilyn (Robert) Wallace of Kellogg, MN and children Leslie (Aaron) Young, Andrew Wallace and Maggie Wallace; seven great-grandchildren; sister Bernetta Koob of Slayton, MN and many nieces and nephews.
Quirinie was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter Maryann and infant son Kenneth; sisters, Suzanne Ottilie, Ionilla Koob and Agnetha Thompson; brothers, Melchior, Aloy, Hilary, Cyril and Joseph Koob.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.
Visitation will be Monday, November 14, 2011 from 4-7 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm at Dingmann Funeral Home, Worthington. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. The funeral service will be Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Worthington. Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. To view an online obituary, sign a virtual guest book or order flowers visit www.dingmannandsons.com.
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