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Stanley Quirin

Stanley J. Quirin, 90, of Belleville, IL, born June 5, 1926, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, December 22, 2016, at St. Paul’s Home, Belleville, IL.  

Mr. Quirin worked at the George Weis Company as a lather for 31 years.  He was a member of St. Henry's Parish, Belleville, IL. He always enjoyed spending time outdoors, whether it be camping and boating with his wife and young children, playing softball on a team at Southside Park, or in later years, going on canoe trips with his son.

He and his wife maintained fulfilling friendships that persevered through decades and distance. He loved people-watching, and Cardinals ball games and backyard get-togethers were a mainstay as his family grew. Stan could always be counted on for a quick witticism or a heaping bowl of ice cream.

Stan was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Rose Marie, nee Branom, Quirin, whom he married on November 11, 1947, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and who died on May 23, 2016; his parents, Clem F. and Amelia, nee Home, Quirin; a sister, Ruth Bruns; a brother, Norman Quirin, and a son-in-law, Dick Joyce.

Surviving are his son and daughter, James J. (Barbara) Quirin of Fenton, MO,
and Mary Sue Joyce (William Mueller) of Belleville, IL;
a daughter-in-law, Liz Quirin;
five grandchildren, Sarah Weeks,
     Kate (Casey) Spooner,
     Richard (Cleo) Joyce,
     Tim (Catie) Quirin,
     and Michael (Amber) Joyce;
five great-grandchildren, Emma Rose, Lillian and Oliver Joyce,
     Samantha Spooner,
     and Isaiah Sears;
and a sister, Clemie Pierce of Belleville, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at                                                        

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, December 26, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at St. Henry Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at St. Henry Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Kenneth York officiating.  Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

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Condolences Left For Stanley Quirin

    Dear Jim, Mary Sue and Sarah,
    I am very sorry for your loss of your father and grandfather. I had the privilege of having meals with Stan and of getting to know him a bit. His photograph is wonderful. I was interested to read your words that Stan enjoyed being outdoors and family gatherings.
    I am sorry that you must suffer this loss, but, this Christmas, all of our parents are in the presence of the Christ Child.
    Greg Voss

    Greg Voss, Belleville, Illinois, 62220

    Sorry to hear of your dad's passing. We requested prayers to be said for all. This is the reply from Sister Sarah. St. Rose chapel folks have been praying 24/7 for over 150 yrs. A beautiful chapel in LaCrosse.

    Eternal rest for Stanley
    Quirin and comfort for his
    family will be prayed for
    every hour of the day and
    night in our Adoration Chapel.

    Know of God’s love,
    peace, strength, and tender
    care for all that is needed at
    this time. We are praying!

    Peace and All Good,
    Sr. Sarah, FSPA

    Mark Jasper, New Baden, Il, 62265

    Jim, Mary Sue and family, So very sorry for the loss of your Dad, Grandpa and Great-Grandpa. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

    Vicki Joyce, Belleville, IL, 62221

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