Winnebago Harold Leroy Quint, age 88, of Winnebago, died Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Parker Oaks, Winnebago.
Funeral Services were held April 19, 2012, at Spencer-Owen Funeral Home in Winnebago. Burial was in Rose Hill?Cemetery, Winnebago.
Harold was born Jan. 5, 1924, in Winnebago, to John and Mary (Schuman) Quint. He attended Winnebago High School and graduated May 31, 1942. Harold enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, and served in the 23rd Regiment of the Fourth Marine Division. Harold obtained the rank of corporal and served with distinction in the following World War II campaigns: Roi-Namur in the Kwajalein Atoll of the Marshall Islands, Saipan of the Marianas Islands, Tinian, and Iwo Jima. Harold received several military accommodations, most notably, the Purple Heart for service to his country at Iwo Jima on Feb. 19, 1945. Harold married Gladys Zellmer of Amboy on May 28, 1949 in Mankato, and later divorced. Harold sold insurance for Woodmen Accident Co., worked as a surveyor for the Minnesota Highway Department, worked for various other private road construction firms, and later worked for the City of Fairmont Parks Department. Harold was an avid reader, walker, and enjoyed wildlife.
Harold is survived by one daughter, Marjeanne Scheff, of Newton, Iowa; two sons, Randy, of Rochester, and Thom, of Irving, Texas; brothers, Robert, of Owatonna, Larry (Diane), of Monroe, Mich., and Roger (fianc, Marie Nelson), of Minneapolis; sisters, Mrs. Hazel Sweeney, of Highland, Ind., Mrs. Marian Carlson, and Mrs. Roland (Delores) Osmundson, both of Delavan; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Alvey, of Rogers, Ark.; sister, Mrs. Isabelle Foster, of Winnebago; and daughter, Jillayne Engel, of Montrose, Mich.
Memorials are preferred to the Winnebago Library in Winnebago.
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