Beattie, age 96, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Indywood Glen in
Greenwood, MS with family by his side.
Quinten was born in
Shelby, NC, and graduated from nearby Waco H.S. During World War II, he
served in the 44th Division of the 7th Army, achieved the rank of Sergeant
and was severely wounded in combat near Strasbourg, France. He was a
long-time resident of Northwest Indiana where he relocated the family to
seek employment and eventually retired from Inland Steel. Quinten enjoyed
gardening and raised a bounty of various vegetables. He was a fisherman and
excelled at bowling, at one time scoring a perfect 300 Tournament Game. He
was a dedicated husband of 67 years to his beloved wife, Beatrice (Crosby)
Beattie. Both were faithful members of First Baptist Church in Lake Station,
IN, and raised their three children by their Christian beliefs and example.
Quinten is survived
by two sons: Ralph and his wife Penny (Nixon) of Lake Station, IN; Richard
and his wife Christie (Kamos) of Greenwood, MS; and daughter Rhonda and her
husband Larry Orange of Chesterton, IN. He leaves behind five grandchildren:
Susan (Beattie) Bohlen, Josh Beattie, Dennis and Kevin Orange, Jobi (Orange)
Szumlas and her husband, Ed Szumlas.
He is survived by
eleven great-grandchildren: Alex (wife Emily), Matthew, Nicholas, Declan and
Annabelle Beattie; Jasmine McGaughy; Rhyan (wife Eva), Jacob (wife Calli)
and Kala Pawlicki; Domminick and Bryce Orange; and two
great-great-grandchildren, Maddison Pawlicki and Evelyn Beattie.
preceded in death by his wife, Bea; parents Peter Cleveland Beattie and Mary
(Barrett) Beattie; brothers Robert “Leo,” Enos, Amos, Lemuel and Zeno;
sisters Lona and Margaret; and grandson Bill Beattie.
The family invites
relatives and friends to pay their respects at Edmonds and Evans Funeral
Home at 6941 Central Ave., Portage, IN, on Friday, April 20, from 4-8 p.m.
The funeral will be
held Saturday, April 21, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a graveside service at
Graceland Cemetery in Valparaiso, IN. Pastor Dave Nykamp officiates.
In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made in Quinten’s memory to the U.S. military veterans
association of your choice.
to the family may be made at