Mr. Quirin was an upholsterer for over 50 years, working for more than 20 years at Scott Air Force Base before his retirement. He was a member and past president of the South Side Improvement Association. Harley was also a member of the Belleville Senior Citizen’s Club and Belleville VFW Post 1739. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran who served in the South Pacific.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Jeanette A., nee Doerr, Quirin, whom he married September 25, 1948, in Waterloo, IL, and who died November 11, 2009; his parents, Philip and Amanda, nee Stiffler, Quirin; a sister, Beatrice Quirin; and a brother, Orville Quirin.
Surviving are his son and daughter, Michael (Julie) Quirin of Belleville, IL,
and Barbara (Roger) Harszy of Venedy, IL;
five grandchildren, Brian Harszy (fiancee, Alexandra Jones), Craig (Eileen) Harszy, Jeffrey (Kelly) Quirin,
Jacob Quirin, and Melissa Quirin;
five great-grandchildren, Derek, Kara, and Wyatt Harszy, Samantha Quirin, and Paige Jones;
and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at the funeral home.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.
Burial with military honors will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We have nothing but fond memories of both Jeanette and Harley from Southside. Harley will be greatly missed and his huge heart will leave an unfillable void.
Vickie Rosier, belleville, il, 62220
Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in addition to a Sympathy Card sent to home address. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for you. The NARFE Service Center is located in the Civilian Personnel Office, building 50, 201 W Winter St, Scott AFB. You may visit the Service Center on Tuesdays, 10AM to 2PM or call 618-256-9350. You may leave a voice mail message at other times and we will return your call the following Tuesday. You may also call either of our Service Officers, Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819, for immediate assistance if required.
Gene Wiggins NARFE Chap 1019, Mascoutah, ILLINOIS, 62258
Please accept our sincerest sympathies. Harley has been a dear neighbor. We will miss seeing him when we look out our front door. We wanted to make the visitation, but work prevented it. Know that you are all in our prayers.
Dale and Luann Toennies, Belleville, IL, 62220