- 92 years old
- Date of birth: Jun 10, 1923
- Place of birth:
Rupert, Idaho, United States
- Date of passing: May 8, 2016
- Place of passing:
Boca Raton, Florida, United States
|Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you. I loved you so—‘twas heaven here with you. ~Isla Paschal Richardson|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Jack Leo Quanstrom, who passed away peacefully at home on Mother's Day, May 8, 2016. May he rest in eternal peace...until we meet again!
""My Dear Brother Jack, I never pass your picture without exclaiming loudly, 'you are the most handsome, smiling, twinkling-eyed man with the most loving heart and you were so good through and through. You will always be unique!' Your loving sister Marianne.""
"To My Beloved Papa: It's been just over six months since we said our last goodbye.The tremendous ache in my heart still lingers, and I know it will continue until we are reunited in the heavenly realm. You remain larger than life in the minds and hearts of so many. You made us proud to have a father who was exceptional in the ways that matter most. You were extravagantly generous with your time and your resources. You were an avid adventurer and had such a zest for living. You modeled care and compassion for people from all walks of life—regardless of their race or religion. You encouraged us to "question everything" and to pursue our paths according to the dictates of our individual judgment. I am eternally grateful to you for all of these things and so much more! There are no words to fully describe my love and appreciation for who you are and for all you have done for me and for your entire family. I Love and Miss You So Much!"
"I was lucky to be born into a family with Jack just waiting to greet us all and help us feel secure and loved. He was MY BIRTHDAY BROTHER and I Secretly claimed ownership. He was a wonderful brother and helped his family keep a roof over their heads and food to eat. Money to him meant mostly a means to help the ones he loved and to buy another BOOK! We all loved him deeply."
"I first met Jack Leo Quanstrom(JLQ) in 1980, via his son-in-law,
David B. Moon.
My favorite JLQ stories include the following.
1. Imagine JLQ, age 18, NAKED & UPSIDE DOWN walking on
his hands across the floor. This story definitely qualifies for
the Readers Digest "Humor in Uniform" section.
His action demonstrated to doctors conducting physical exams
for induction into the US Navy, during the summer of 1941,
that his right arm was strong enough for military service.
His right arm was injured, thereby weakened, when he was in
the womb of his mother who was in a car accident.
2. "LUCKY JACK" is how JLQ referred to himself, and was the title
to his life story. He was definitely lucky for the following reasons.
a. Married 67 years 4 months to his wonderful loving wife, Mina.
This is a case of "happy wife, happy life".
b. 4 adult children, 16 adult grandchildren, more than 18 (total ?)
c. Successful careers with: US Navy, United Fruit Co., Boeing,
IBM (retired as a Senior Engineer after 25 years).
d. Survived prostate cancer diagnosed in 1987.
e. An avid poker player while working in the US Navy & United
"It is hard to pick a memory, but one that I really appreciated is the time that Jack and Rulon stopped to see our family when we were living in Sandy, UT. They were traveling across the country from Florida to Washinton on the Amtrack. What a fun visit our kids loved their wonderful uncles and how special they made each of our children feel.
I always enjoyed when I was younger listening to the stories of Grandma, Grandpa, all my aunts and uncles--and we would just laugh and laugh. That was our entertainment. I always love our extended family and the times that we were able to get together and remember!! It was always fun when we would go to Ryderwood, Vader and Cougar Flats and try to imagine where our parents went to school and where all these stories happened. It is hard to believe that Jack is gone, but he certainly isn't forgotten and has left a great legacy. I too got his life story which I do treasure--however I don't agree with the title. I would say that Jack Quanstrom had a very blessed life. He was blessed with great intelligence, a great wife and a great family. I know he has had the hand of the Lord in his life and just like all of us--didn't always recognize it!! I love you Jack and I am so happy for our last visit a little over a year ago."
"I am very sad that you have left this life on Earth. I miss you, Grandpa. I had so much fun with you, when I was there in February-March.
I wish you didn't have to leave, but I do know that this is not our forever home, whereas Heaven is. That is where you are, with my mommy, Janet. I love the song playing on this web site, this is a song that my dad and I like to sing together. Though it is difficult, my heart will go on, even though you're gone, Grandpa Jack. You are the best grandfather anybody could hope for. Thank you for all the blessings you have shared with us: your time, your wisdom, your joy. Til we meet again.
I love you!!
Love, Melissa Moon"
"I have always been very proud of my big brother Jack Quanstrom. He was like a second father to his brothers and sisters.
I enjoyed reading his life story today. Thank you for posting the photos, videos and the life story."
"Jack was a great man, full of integrity and character. I am glad I was able to know him for years. We saw Jack about three years ago and we had a great visit with Janet and Mina. Losing a love one can be extremely difficult. Please accept our condolenses to you and your family. Rosie and Luis"
"You will be forever missed in our hearts, but your legacy lives on in the wonderful family that you and Mina raised together. May their hearts find comfort that you are with your maker and are still looking out for them from your heavenly home above. Sending our love, Albert & Shirley Christensen & family"
"Uncle Jack, We will miss you so much. Will miss the scrabble games with you. Even the last time Ralph and I played with you & Aunt Mina, about 8 months ago, you whooped us royally. Will miss your humor, your laugh, your smile. Love you Uncle Jack!! You will be remembered in our hearts, until we meet again. Love, Shelley & Ralph"
You are everything to me You are the best father that anyone could ever ask God to give to them. Your generosity, humor, intelligence, and wisdom has touched me in every aspect of my life. I love you, dear Dad, I will always know that you are still with me in my moments of sadness because you have left before me to be with my Heavenly Father who loves us all. I know that He loves you, Dad. He will always be your eternal companion, your friend, your` protector. Bless you dear father for all that you have done for me and your dearest Janet and our family. You are the best and my family which is your family will never forget to remember you in our lives. Dave Moon"
"Very blessed to have gotten the chance to meet you years back when me and my grandma came to Florida! For years when I was little I would send you and auntie Mina letters from here to keep in touch! And when I finally got to meet you, it was wonderful! You were a very intelligent and caring human and you touched many people's hearts! I will never forget how special you made my trip to Florida! Always beating me at scrabble! Rest easy up there uncle jack! You will always be loved and missed endlessly! Things change but the memories last forever! Xo"
"Jack and Mina have been our neighbors for 36 years. We have come to love them as our family. I am sure Jack, Pancho and Janet are planning wonderful things to do, while here, we are mourning our loss!"
"Jack is one of the finest men I have ever known. He made and left the world a better place. I will miss him like I miss my own parents. Be at peace, Jack."
"From the Bloch family....our condolences at the passing of Mr. Quanstrom. He was a fine man and wonderful father. We will never forget those great days at Oceanview/Lakeview. May God's peace comfort you during this time of sorrow."
Your contributions to this family of yours have been immeasurable, and we're grateful to you for them. Your life story is an inspiration to us all. We will always remember you warmly and fondly."
"You were like a father to me. Love you very much. Words can not say the special person you were. You will be in our hearts forever"
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