John E. Quickery Sr.

Oct 2, 1932 - Apr 30, 2013


John E. Quickery Sr., 80, of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at 3:04 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Quickery graduated from Roanoke High School in 1950 and earned an associate's degree from International Business College, Fort Wayne, in 1952. He served in the Korean War as a corporal in the United States Army. He worked for 12 years in the office of Shambaugh & Son Contractors, Fort Wayne, retiring in 1995 and had previously worked for Swaidner Refrigeration, Fort Wayne, for more than 30 years. He was also a self-employed income tax preparer for 53 years.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Moose Lodge 834 and American Legion Post 160, all in Roanoke, and a member of the senior golf league at Clear Creek Golf Course, Huntington. He was a 15-year member of the Winnebago Motor Home Club and had served as the club's local and state president.

He was born Oct. 2, 1932, in Huntington to Edward Emil and Mildred Hoover Quickery. He marred Carole R. Davis on Oct. 1, 1955, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Huntington. His wife survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Kevin J. (Rhonda) Quickery and John E. (Toni) Quickery Jr., both of Huntington; two daughters, Karen M. (Richard) Pape and Jeanne M. Quickery, both of Huntington; a brother, William W. (Pat) Quickery, of Fort Wayne; a sister, Betty L. Briggs, of Huntington; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Calling is Sunday, May 5, 2013, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington. A funeral Mass will be held on Monday, May 6, 2013, at 10 a.m., with calling one hour prior to Mass, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 641 Main S., Roanoke Rev. Dale Bauman will officiate. Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Roanoke, with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 160.

Gifts for Masses at St. Joseph Catholic Church may be made in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary.

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