Owen E. Quiggle

FAIRMONT – Funeral services for Owen E. Quiggle, 91, of Fairmont, Minn., will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. Burial will follow at Fairview Memorial Park in Fairmont.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont.

Owen entered into his eternal rest on Thursday morning, Dec. 19, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Fairmont. Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Owen Elsworth Quiggle was born Jan. 28, 1922, the final of the 13 children to William “WD” and Sarah (Alvey) Quiggle. Owen received his education from the Granada Public School, rural District 28 (1936), and then attended the Granada High School for two years. Owen farmed with his parents until their retirement. Upon moving to Fairmont, Owen worked for Gunther’s Grocery Store, City Market, Railway Express, Wonda Chair and Fairmont Railway Motors.

While attending the Assembly of God Church in Fairmont, Owen met the love of his life – Lola Mae McDonald. The couple married on Aug. 29, 1948. To this union were born Merlin, Marilynn and Janet.

From an early age, Owen enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and spending time outside. He loved living on “the farm” and felt privileged to have lived on three of them. Once moving to town, he spent his free time out in the yard, tending to his garden. He planted tomatoes because Lola liked to eat them, and raspberries because he enjoyed giving them away. His faith and his family were of supreme importance. Owen prayed for his family every day, called them often and enjoyed every opportunity to visit.

While a resident on the Lakeview Campus, Owen attended services at the Chapel. Prior to moving to Lakeview, Owen attended Bethel Evangelical Free Church in Fairmont.

On Oct. 9, 2009, after 57 years at 710 E. Third St., Owen moved into Woodland Manor. It was during the last four years of his life that Owen learned to play bingo (every Saturday night), put together his first jigsaw puzzle, and had his first paper route, delivering the Photo Press to the residents of Woodland Manor.

Owen is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lola Quiggle of Fairmont; son, Merlin Quiggle of Kirkland, Wash.; two daughters, Marilynn Crawford of Fairmont, and Janet Charnecki and her husband, Bob, of Fairmont; grandchildren, Scott Crawford and his wife Trisha, Dayle Charnecki and her husband Jesus Urzua-Contla, Darcie Petersen and her husband John, and Zac Charnecki and his wife Nicole; 10 great-grandchildren, Scott’s son Derek; Dayle’s children Mabry, Joe, Tony, Ava and Elena; Darcie’s girls Veronica, Josephine and Louisa; Zac’s daughter, Olivia; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; nieces and nephews; and extended family.

Owen was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers, Melvin, John, Milton, Sam, Noble, Marvin and Phillip; five sisters, Clarrissia Schmidt, Florence Russell, Ada Norman, Ida Nelson and Elizabeth Bowman; and grandson, Justin Crawford.