Paul F. Quick

Paul F. Quick died on April 22, 2007.

Paul’s family members include his wife, Vivian; his children and their families, Tracy Quick Lindsay and Chris (Kate, Maureen and Michael), Joanne Quick Blaesing and Geoff (Patrick and Danny), Paul F. Quick II and Mary Reinders (Paul III, Brian and David), and Patrick G. Quick and Brenda (Bridget, Aubrey and Conor).

Also surviving are stepchildren, Patrick and Susan O’Toole, Peggy and Dennis Condon, Kathy and Lyle Stam, Mary O’Toole and Nathaniel Werner, Tim and Melinda O’Toole, along with loving grandchildren and great grandchildren; his brother, Joe Quick; a sister, Virginia Dolder; and sisters-in-law, Patricia Quick, Marge Healy and Pat Healy Andera.

Paul is remembered fondly by wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and business associates.

He was preceded in death by many who greeted him joyfully as he arrived in heaven.

Paul was a lifelong citizen of Hartford who committed time and energy and took action to build his community.

He was born on June 20, 1923, to Frank and Theresa (Gehl) Quick.

He attended St. Kilian Grade School and graduated from Hartford Union High School in 1941.

Paul’s studies at Marquette University’s College of Engineer-ing were interrupted by service in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. He graduated from MU in 1947 with a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering.

Paul was a Triangle Fraternity brother.

Paul married Peggy Healy in October 1949. Together they raised four children.

He suffered the loss of Peg in August 1977.

Paul was a lucky man; he met and eventually married Vivian O’Toole in 1996.

Paul began his professional career with West Bend Aluminum Co., which became Chrysler Out-board Corporation/Marine Divis-ion.

He retired in 1984 as manager of Product Planning and Engi-neering. He achieved the license designation of PE (Professional Engineer).

The real story of Paul relates to his interest in people, having "novel ideas" and helping individuals achieve their personal best.

Paul was a wonderful father, mentor, friend and confidant and a man of thoughtfulness and intellect.

During his lifetime, Paul was Hartford City Planning Commissioner chair and secretary, St. Joseph’s Hospital director, founding director and vice president of Hartford Memorial Hospital (now Aurora), Washington County Commissioner of the Southeastern Wis-consin Regional Plan-ning Commission (SEWRPC), volunteer guide for the Wisconsin Automotive Museum, member of Washington County’s Landmark Committee - the list goes on and on.

Paul was a man on the go. He took pride in his list of 90 automobiles held during his lifetime.

On March 16 of this year, a stroke left Paul in grave condition, yet he rallied by maintaining a positive attitude with great determination.

Last week, the family visited rehabilitation centers in Wash-ington County to plan for an impending release from Milwau-kee’s St. Luke’s Hospital.

On Saturday, Paul enjoyed the fresh spring day in an outside courtyard at St. Luke’s. Because of these positive events, his death was unexpected.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 26, from 3:30 until 8:30 p.m. with a prayer vigil at 8 p.m. at the Shimon Funeral Home, 824 Union St., Hartford.

Additional visitation will be Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the Mass of Christian burial which will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Kilian Church, 428 Forest St., Hartford, with Father David LaPlante officiating.

Donations in Paul’s memory to the following in lieu of flowers are greatly appreciated: ALS Association of Wisconsin, 2505 North 124th St. #105, Brookfield, WI 53005; Schauer Arts and Activites Center, 147 N. Rural St., Hartford, WI 53027; Christopher Blaesing Endowment, Children’s Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 1997, M.S. 3050 Milwaukee, WI 53201-1997; or the St. Kilian Education Endowment Fund, 428 Forest St., Hartford, WI 53027.

The family offers special thanks to Krishna Neni M.D. and Mary Mayr R.N. of St. Luke’s Hospital, the team in Neurosurgical ICU, 2 North Rehab; medical, nursing, OT, PT, speech and respiratory departments alike.