June 08, 2018
- 7:00 PM
June 08, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
June 09, 2018
- 2:00 PM
June 09, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Harold Marvin Quick (102) passed away peacefully at home in Moorhead MN, on June 6 2018.
Harold was born on a farm near Red Lake Falls, MN on September 14, 1915 to G. Emil and Martha (Mickelson) Quick. The family moved to a farm near Ladysmith Wisconsin when Harold was six. Although he had started school in Minnesota, Harold had to repeat the first grade in Wisconsin because he had learned no English in his Minnesota school (the other Norwegian speaking children had all translated for him). Harold graduated the 8th grade from Riley School in Keenan, Wisconsin.
The family moved back to Minnesota in 1931, first renting a farm near Ulen, then purchasing a farm near Felton. Harold farmed with his father and brothers until he was drafted into the US Army in 1942 during WWII. He served in the Northwest Service Command in Skagway, Alaska (which supported the building of the Trans-Alaska highway) for two years and another year in White Horse, Yukon Territory, Canada. He enjoyed hiking, exploring the mountains and fishing during his time in Alaska. After his military service, Harold farmed with two of his brothers near Lockhart MN, then moved to Moorhead. He worked installing large coal-fired boilers for several years, then joined Candor Construction where he worked until his retirement. He was a skilled finish carpenter and was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America for over 50 years.
On August 25,1961 he married Nina Jean Schraw and the couple made thier home in Fargo ND. They had two children: Denise and Terry. In 1971 they moved to what Harold called a Hobby Farm near Kragnes (north of Moorhead). There he kept driving horses, repaired old horse-drawn farm equipment, occassionally raised steers for beef, and helped Jean in her large garden. In 1991 he returned to Alaska, when he and Jean took a 6 week driving trip through the state. He enjoyed showing Jean the places that he had often toldthe family about. In 2005 Harold and Jean moved to a condo in Dilworth, and in 2013 to Fairmont assisted living in Moorhead. Harold was a life long learner with a great deal of curiosity who enjoyed reading, especially about history.
Harold’s faith was very important to him, and he valued time spent studying his Bible and attending meetings with his community of fellow believers.
Survivors include his children Denise Quick and Terry (Nancy) Quick, grandchildren Jamey (Cheryl), Mason, Lee and Jill Quick, siblings Hazel Wolff, Lillian Nelson and Victor Quick, and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Nina Jean Quick, brothers Vernie, Lloyd, Clarence, Lester, Earl, David and Russell Quick, and sister Arlene Smith.
Visitation will be at 5 pm at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo on June 8 2018, with a time for the sharing of memories at 7pm. Funeral will be Saturday June 9 at 2pm, also at Boulger.
The family would like to thank the staff of Fairmont Assisted Living and Hospice of the Red River Valley.