Daniel A. Quick was
born on February 12, 1954, at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, IL, and
passed away unexpectedly on November 25, 2015, in Edina, Minnesota at
Dan was a northwest
Indiana resident most of his life.
He is survived by
his wife of 34 years, Cheryl M. (Myers) Quick of Minnesota; his mother Norma
Skorupa (Jerry) Todd of Chesterton; his brother David (Janet) Quick of
Washington; sisters Melinda (Mike) Green of Chesterton, Laura (Mike)
Schaffer of Hanna and Lisa Skorupa of Michigan City, IN; sister-in-law
Marilyn (Jim) Mondschean of Oak Brook, IL; nieces and nephews S. Olivia
Nixon, Justin (SueEllen) Quick, Kristen Morlan, Joshua (Deidre) Nixon,
Charles (Lindsay) Morlan, Nicole (Nicholas) Meinert, Kaitlin Schaffer and
Joey Mondschen; great nieces and nephews, Charlotte Quick, Joshua II, Chase
and Avery Nixon, Natalee and Makenzie Meinert, Madysen Vergon, Logan and
Jaxon Morlan, Justin and Emily Morlan. Also very special to Dan were his
aunts, Virginia Terrill of Chesterton and Donna Bennett, of Noblesville, IN;
uncle Denzil Bennett, who passed away on Dan’s birthday in 2016. A host of
other relatives and special Minnesota friends/family--Denny (Jenn) Bennett,
Dave Monson, Dean and Dolores Smith, Jon and Virginia Gould, Dillion Allen,
Dave and Michelle Gunwall, Wayne and Linda Muxlow.
Dan was preceded in
death by his father Lee E. (Jeanne) Quick, Charles Skorupa, uncles and aunts
Stan and Wilma Lehnert and John Terrill.
Dan graduated from
Kennedy High School in Bloomington, MN in 1972. He completed his Machinist
Apprenticeship at Blaw Know, East Chicago, IN, in 1977. Dan’s exciting
career began with Mayer Tool and Dye in LaPorte, IN. He loved his career and
was most recently employed with GE Power and Water as a Master Field
Machinist--previously employed by Orbital Tool Technologies in Belvedere,
IL; Checker Machinery in New Hope, MN; MTS Systems in Eden Prairie, MN and
Westinghouse Electric, Hobart, IN. There wasn’t a job too big or small for
Dan to enjoy working and loved the travel involved, which took him to the
countries of Salvador, Turkey, Egypt, Mexico, Canada, Abu Dhabi and many,
many other areas and most of the U.S. Dan enjoyed being with his family
members, cookouts, traveling and was always looking forward to going to
A special Thank You
to the many specialists, nurses and other professionals at Porter Regional
Hospital ICU and IMCU who were involved in Dan’s care during his illness and
multiple stays from May of 2014 to December of 2014.
There will be a
Memorial/Celebration of Life Service at the Patricia Smith Banquet Hall at
Red Mill County Park in LaPorte, IN, on April 9, 2016, at 11:30 a.m., with
Rev. Elizabeth Terrill officiating.
On April 10 family
and friends will travel to Ridgelawn Cemetery in Martinsville, IL, where Dan
requested to be laid to rest.
Dan had a special
project and goal in the works and the family would like to carry this out,
and in doing so would appreciate, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in
Dan’s memory to an “Electric Wheelchair” fund. Please contact a family
member for additional information.