Paul D. Quinn, 83, of Peotone, died Saturday (May 4, 2013) at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee. Memorial visitation will be from 4 p.m. Tuesday until the 6 p.m. memorial service at the Peotone United Methodist Church. The Rev. James Rutter will officiate.
Cremation rites have been accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Nature Conservancy or to Peotone United Methodist Church. Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home, Peotone, is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Quinn worked for the Federal Highway Administration as an Environmental Specialist. He was born March 8, 1930, in Lincoln, Iowa, the son of Kenneth and Enid (Romick) Quinn. He was a member of the Peotone United Methodist Church, where he served as head usher, trustee and on many other church committees. He was a graduate of Iowa State University with a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture. He was a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean conflict, and a member of the Peotone American Legion Post 392.
Surviving are his wife, the former Marge Alberts, of Peotone, whom he married Sept. 11, 1955, in Cedar Falls, Iowa; three daughters, Cindy (Rod) Richmond, of Wilmington, Candy Quinn, of Peotone, and Amy (Dan) Schwartz; four grandchildren, Jessica (Michael) Richmond Isenberg, Aaron Richmond, Ian Quinn Schweigert and Samantha "Sam" Quinn; and two brothers, Richard Quinn, of Anchorage, Alaska, and Jim (Shirley) Quinn, of Waterloo, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister, Patricia.