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Wilfred L. Quinlan

Seneca, KS

08/05/1931 - 10/19/2013

Wilfred Leo Quinlan, 82, of Seneca died Oct. 19, 2013 at Crestview Manor Nursing and Residential Living in Seneca.

Wilfred was born August 5, 1931 to Michael B. and Helen E.Banks Quinlan. He attended a country school and then attended Sts. Peter andPaul Grade and High School. After school he helped his father on the family farm until being drafted into the United States Army. He served in Korea from 1951 until he was discharged in 1953. After the war he helped his father at the Ford Tractor. Henthen went to work for Ed Eisenbarth Plumbing. When his father died he took overnthe Quinlan Vending Business and kept it going for 47 years.

On February 19, 1955, Wilfred and Norma Becker were married at Sts. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church in Seneca.

Wilfred’s most enjoyable hobby was working on “his machines,” taking them apart and putting them back together; and attending the courses onthe new machines. He and Norma enjoyed traveling and attended live shows in Branson. They loved to go on cruises andnwent on as many as 30. He was happy to go to all family gatherings, and loved all the children. He was also an avid pitch player.

He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1769, a lifetime member of the V.F.W. and a 50 year member of the American Legion all of Seneca.

Besides his parents, Wilfred was preceded in death by two brothers,
Bernard and Donald (who died during infancy); and a sister, Esther Feldkamp.

He is survived by his wife Norma of 58 years; two sisters, Marguerite
Strathman of Seneca and Anna Mae Ice of Centralia; and many nieces and nephews.

Rosaries will be prayed at 2 and 7 PM on Monday, October 21, at the Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 AM, October 22 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Full military honors will be provided by the Seneca Memorial Post #7458 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Earl W. Taylor Post #21.

Memorials may be left to the Seneca Veteran’s Wall or Sts.
Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.

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