Loraine Quirin

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Loraine “Boise” R. Quirin, 85, of Freeburg, IL, born June 27, 1935, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, June 6, 2021, at the Villas of Holly Brook, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Quirin was a United Mine Worker for Peabody Coal Company. After the mine closed, he retired from Hubbell Wiegmann Company of Freeburg, IL. He was a member of Journey Church, Freeburg, IL, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Boise was a lifelong Cub’s fan, softball player, and bowler. Mr. Quirin was a volunteer for the Fire Department in Freeburg, IL, for many years.  He loved gardening and was best known for his tomatoes and potatoes.

He was preceded by his parents, Elmer and Lena, nee Roth, Quirin; two brothers, Henry (Ruth) Quirin and Clarence (Doris) Quirin; a sister, Clara Mae (Charles) Petri; and an infant granddaughter, Melissa Ann Schorr.

Surviving are his wife of nearly 64 years, Ruth Ann, nee Smith, Quirin, whom he married on June 22, 1957; a son, Roger (Molly) Quirin of Chesterfield, MO; two daughters, Dianne (Richard) Schorr of Waterloo, IL, and Nancy (Dwayne) Reaka of Freeburg, IL; four grandchildren, Richard Schorr, Steven (Katie) Quirin, Katie (Austin) Luberda, and Kyle Reaka; one great-grandchild, Baylee; and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Journey Church, Freeburg, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, June 10, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 10, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL, with Rev. Dr. Joseph Scheets officiating.

Burial will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.

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11 Comments on Loraine Quirin

Carol Brauer said : Guest Report Jun 11, 2021 at 2:17 PM

My deepest sympathy to you and family. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Carol Brauer

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Robert Vance said : Guest Report Jun 11, 2021 at 7:57 AM

Sorry for your loss Ruth. We remember Boise fondly.

  • Highland
  • IL
Mark forcade said : Guest Report Jun 10, 2021 at 8:44 AM

To the family I was very sorry to hear of Boise’s passing. My prayers are with you. Please except my sympathy. Sincerely,

  • Smithton
  • Il
Doug Garland said : Guest Report Jun 08, 2021 at 3:45 PM

RIP Boise My condolences to the family.

  • Freeburg
  • Ill
Roger vicki malin said : Guest Report Jun 08, 2021 at 3:33 PM

Family im so sorry im not able to make it thursday.thats the same day i have surgery.you all our in my thoughts and prayers.love you uncle lorraine is in heaven with his loved ones.

  • Union
  • Missouri
Richard Sanders said : Guest Report Jun 08, 2021 at 3:20 PM

Sorry to learn of Lorraine’s passing. He was a great guy and I always enjoyed his visits with his wife at our DQ. He always had a smile and a gift to conversation. Sorry for your loss.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Cheri Foree said : Guest Report Jun 08, 2021 at 1:38 PM

I'm so deeply sorry for the loss of your dad, Roger. I know how that feels . In time I hope all your fond memories of him will bring you comfort.

  • FORT WORTH
  • TX
Michelle Favre Feurer said : Guest Report Jun 08, 2021 at 9:29 AM

Thinking of you at the difficult time. Treasure your memories.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Tom Hill said : Guest Report Jun 07, 2021 at 9:14 PM

Sorry for your loss.

  • Freeburg
  • Il
Stan & LaMaine Martin said : Guest Report Jun 07, 2021 at 8:50 PM

Sending much love & many 🙏🏻 at this difficult time to you & your family !

  • McMinnville
  • Tn
Jill McLain said : Guest Report Jun 07, 2021 at 8:50 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I truly enjoyed Boise's company so much and his kindness. He will be greatly missed. Prayers and warm thoughts to Ruth and family.🙏💕🙏

  • Wildwood
  • MO

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