Joseph M. Quick, 80

Joseph M. Quick, 80, passed away peacefully on the morning of April 2, 2012, in Kissimmee, Fla. He was enjoying his annual winter vacation, which he loved so very much, when God called him home.

Joseph was born on June 26, 1931 in Hartford, the son of Frank and Theresa (nee Gehl) Quick. He graduated from Hartford High School in 1949. Joseph attended Marquette University until his studies were interrupted by service in the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. When he returned from Alaska, he married his high school sweetheart, Patricia Callahan, on Oct. 10, 1953.

Joe owned and operated Joe Quick’s Standard Service for 10 years. He then worked for the Washington County Sheriff’s Department for 24 years, retiring as a detective, a job he loved. Prior to his retirement, Joe established “Joe Quick Realty,” which kept him active building homes and selling real estate until only recently.

His faith was important to him, and he was proud to be a member of the Knights of Columbus. Joe was involved in the community, serving as a city alderman and volunteering at the Wisconsin Automotive Museum. He was also a member of the American Legion.

Aside from his undying faith, his family meant everything to him. Joe enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren; he delighted in doing things for them. They will cherish the many memories and special times they shared with him.

Joe is survived by his wife, his children Frank (Mary) Quick of Fond du Lac, Michael (Debbie) Quick of West Bend, Kathleen Quick (Mark) Schneider of Onalaska and Steve (Kris) Quick of Austin, Texas, his grandchildren Betsy, Michael, Erin, Timothy, Robert, Lucia and Peter, and sisterin-law Vivian Quick. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings Mary Ann Quick Reis, Paul Quick, Rita Quick Vogelsang, and Virginia Quick Dolder.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Kilian Catholic Church with the Rev. David LaPlante officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends at the Church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Kilian Education Endowment Fund, The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill, the American Diabetes Association, the Wisconsin Automotive Museum or St. Lawrence Seminary.

The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home is serving the family.